The Viral Epidemic of Police Brutality

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  • Police
  • Armand Bennett
  • Dante Parker
  • Ezell Ford
  • Mike Brown
  • John Crawford
  • NYPD
  • Eric Garner
  • NYPD, Rosan Miller
  • Jahmil-El Cuffee
  • Ronald Johns
  • Kevens Jean Baptiste
  • Kyle Howell
  • John Willet
  • Jarod Dotson
  • Luis Rodriguez

Ain't Nobody Safe

Police officers' roles are to protect and serve. But based on the influx of viral videos, protests and demands for change, citizens seem to need protection from law enforcement. The July 17 death by chokehold of Eric Garner has brought to light an epidemic of police brutality plaguing the nation. In the following weeks, several viral videos surfaced — particularly of the New York Police Department (NYPD) — administering chokeholds and using excessive force to subdue alleged criminals. BET.com takes a look at the terrible trend, which has many communities demanding action against unruly officers. — Dominique Zonyeé (@DominiqueZonyee)

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