Since the early years on this earth, there has always been the abuse of power. Whether it was police officers, military leaders, or government officials, it happened. Even in the year 2023, this is still an issue with law enforcement. There are countless times now that you hear about police brutality and excessive force on the news, and it gets more sad and depressing every time. Police brutality can be defined as the excessive use of force physically or verbally by an officer. The effects of being abused or harassed by an officer can stick with someone for life, as that feeling is most definitely a tough one to shake. Imagine being profiled by the people tasked to protect you, because of your skin color. How would that make anyone feel? Easy answer, not good.
There is so much anxiety, stress, and depression that can easily flow around with even just the thought of police brutality. Whether it has happened to you or you saw it on the news, you have every right to be scared, as the police are giving you no reason to not be scared. There is a younger generation of black children who are growing up with the perspective that police officers are against them! Where does that leave us as a country when these children are our future? It is beyond scary to think that not even our children will be comfortable with law enforcement if something doesn't drastically change soon.