Police Brutality in Black America: A Special and Urgent Concern
  • Petitioned Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr.

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Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Police Brutality in Black America: A Special and Urgent Concern

    1. Kirsten  West Savali
    2. Petition by

      Kirsten West Savali

Police Brutality in the African-American community is a special and urgent concern and is nothing short of domestic terrorism. Police officers should be held to a higher standard of proper conduct. Clearer benchmarks should be established so that law enforcement who exceed the parameters of this conduct will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In addition, laws of police misconduct should be toughened to discourage this type of behavior within police ranks.

We demand honest, thorough and transparent investigations into racially motivated searches and seizures, murders, brutal beatings and profiling by police officers toward citizens based on their skin color.

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    • Michael Coleman EASTPOINTE, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      This is Totally Wrong. Thisman was shot 46 times in Saginaw, Mi. Could n't they had shot him ONCE. In the leg or arm. Why 46 times. Over Kill of a Black-Mental Distrub Man. Where were the Stun Gun ? Taser Guns? Bean-Bag Shotgun ? It is un-real that in "America" the Police can Kill a Man In "PUBLIC" and get away with it. SAGINAW, MICHIGAN YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED

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    • David Odoms YOUNGSVILLE, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      It is important because if left unchecked or no consequences exist for poor judgement/behavior, that behavior will continue. It is also apparent that these acts of brutality occur disproportionate in terms of race.

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    • Gaynor Hicks LANCASTER, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      As an African-American woman it hurts me to see so many of my race being so mistreated and abused by police all over the country.

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    • sylvia gasoi ROCHESTER, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      injustice is deplorable and unacceptable.

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    • Ron Gilliam DECATUR, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      This type behavior by law enforcement must be brought to a halt, immediately.

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