When we see a person that we can”t seem to get along with, what do we think first right out of the gate? Do we naturally see the good person, the father of a brood of kids? The young student coming home from school or just hanging out with friends? The young man just about to go home from work? But usually the first out of the gate of our minds is the color of the skin of the person. Then we usually look at the clothes, the hair and the walk if the person, not knowing, or wanting to know the business of the person.
That is the basis of many complaints and incidents of polices’ excessive use of force. According to the National association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples, police tend to react to the color of the skin of the people, not even bothering to know what the person is doing. The tendency to discriminate against colored people seems to run pretty high, but to say it is a systemic problem, being inherent to the institution itself, is saying that we can generalize the entire lot and say that all of them practice the offense.
There are a few recalcitrants, or “bad apples”, so to speak But that that should not equate to the entire lot ” being bad”. Even in some Countries, the excessive use of force need not involve actual physical contact with the persons.
For example, the way rallies or demonstrations can be displays of excessive force, like carrying high-powered firearms or amounts of police or military troops. Is it a systemic problem? Not at all, what we must be done is to enforce the proper procedures and the necessary nets are drawn up to make sure that these kinds of problems are dealt