I haven't witnessed police brutality personally, but I have seen the videos of Philando Castille, Eric Garner, Rodney King, and others. All of these accounts were vicious, brutal, and uncalled for. They all brought tears to my eyes and these instances help increase those numbers from #2 above.
One day I was walking home and the police just jumped out and knocked my brother on the ground and hurt him for no reason. - 11th grader
When I was walking near Columbia Heights a black male was just standing on the street and police pulled up and proceeded to bother him.
I haven't witnessed police brutality but I have seen a bunch of videos of it. - 11th grader
I saw (on a video) a police officer shoot an innocent civilian because he wouldn't get out of the car. - 10th grader
Police punching people and beating them to the ground. - 10th grader
I haven't witnessed any.
When my cousin was thrown onto the ground and they hit him harmfully. - 10th grader
Yes. People were being thrown around while in handcuffs. - 10th grader
I saw a police man point guns at 8 year old African American kids who were playing on the streets. - 12th grader
The police hit an unarmed boy with a gun. - 10th grader
When the police was choking my brother and slamming his head to the car. - 12th grader
I have not. -3rd Floor Adult
Rodney King. -3rd Floor Adult
Just what I've seen on TV. -3rd Floor Adult
I've witnessed a police officer use excessive force before. It was painful to watch. Otherwise - I've never witnessed it in person. -3rd Floor Adult
A lady was slammed on the ground. -1st Floor Adult
I've only witnessed it on television or through social media. -4th Floor Adult
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