The way to solve the current problems is via Congress and the federal government addressing the police brutality occurring in America, by establishing new, clear-cut federal guidelines/laws, that provide stiff penalties for officers who cross the line. For example, the 16-year-old girl, who was battered by a cop for not getting out of her seat at school, could have been removed from class via the officer using his right arm to lift her up by her left arm, then escorted her out of the classroom [South Carolina Police Officer With History Of Abuse Chokes, Slams And Throws 16-Year-Old Black Girl Across Classroom Committing Assault On A Minor (Video)]. Putting a child in a chokehold, slamming her to the ground, then tossing her across the room, before jumping on her back and cuffing her, was assault (South Carolina Cop Who Choked, Body Slammed And Threw 16-Year-Old School Girl Fired From His Job).
In cases where subjects of petty crime are fleeing, an officer should not have the right to run after and shoot the person in the head or back/torso, as it often results in death. Unless you are trying to catch a very dangerous serial killer or mass murderer, who poses an imminent danger to the public, you should not be shooting at the person several times as they run away. The average person cannot recover from being shot several times. Once again, if you shoot someone several times, you are likely going to kill them.
If you cannot successful shoot the individual in the leg once to slow them down or stop them (avoiding the femoral artery which can lead to rapid exsanguination and death), you should not aim for the head or torso. Case in point, African-American man, Walter Scott, was shot in the back several times and died, after running away from a cop over a minor traffic stop (Michael Slager Indicted For Shooting Unarmed Black Man Walter Scott 8 Times In The Back As He Ran Away).
Scott ran away (not towards) officer, Michael Slager, who began running after him. Slager shot Scott in the back 8 times, then tried to plant a gun next to his body (to set up the lie Scott had grabbed his gun and attacked him when he had not). The officer even pushed mortally wounded Scott's face into the ground to impede breathing, lessening his chance of survival. Scott had committed no major crime. He did not deserve to die over a broken taillight on his car. It is insulting and ridiculous that he died for such a minor offense.
Another issue that has resulted in preventable injuries is police officers beating or shooting suspects after they have been cuffed and subdued (Deputy Sheriff Charged With Manslaughter In The Shooting Death Of Black Man Who Was Already Handcuffed On The Ground). This is not appropriate and constitutes assault. Videos online show some police officers kicking and punching people already in handcuffs and subdued. Other incidents include driving police vehicles erratically causing injury to occupants who are handcuffed (referred to as "waffling").
Michael Slager And The North Charleston Police Department In South Carolina Have A History Of Brutality Against Black Men Prior To The Illegal Killing Of Walter Scott
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Michael Slager Indicted For Shooting Unarmed Black Man Walter Scott 8 Times In The Back As He Ran Away