While Police abuse is not rampant today, it is still a major problem. Citizens can help by joining groups that advocate to reduce police misconduct and they can write to their representatives in Congress to shine a light on the issue. People can also join community groups that highlight the issue. Groups like 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement have done a lot to combat police brutality so people can work with the group as an intermediary to deal with community issues with the police. (newsone.com) In addition, people can join groups that set up protests. There are many anti-police brutality organizations that one can join, including Do Not Shoot Us, Campaign Zero, and We The Protestors. (blackgirllonghair.com) By joining groups that advocate against police brutality, writing to your Congressman to address these issues, voting out politicians who condone police brutality, and participating in peaceful protests, citizens can make a difference effectively without waging a war on the police whom we rely on daily to enforce law and order in our communities.
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