Teach Peace in the System

Teach Peace in the System

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     We cannot continue to watch and listen to America fall apart. Loved ones are losing their lives due to improperly trained police officers. If there’s anything we can do to make a change we must. For centuries people of all colors have been hurt, betrayed, discriminated, and killed by a system that was intended to protect our communities. In America we need to take action to change this failed system. We shouldn’t have to be ashamed or disappointed of our country.
     The average training to become a police officer in America, according to The Department of Justice, only takes 5 to 6 months. In this time, about 60 hours are spent on firearm skills and 50 hours on self-defense. Conflict management, ethics and integrity, and community policing strategies classes are made for officers to know how to handle dangerous situations without violence. Along with how to calm down a violent situation. Yet only eight hours are spent on each of these courses.
     As you can see these necessary skills are not a big concern for law-enforcement. Instead they are focused on training officers to grab their gun and get violent if they feel threatened. These teachings will almost always lead to a situation that could be avoided with proper training.
     We can start to end police brutality with this petition to ensure police will be taught to peacefully do their jobs without causing or creating unnecessary violence.

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