Letter: Police brutality not a national crisis

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Editor:

An article that The Ranger posted Feb. 26 concerns me — not the fact that The Ranger posted it, but the content of it. (“Trinity panel expects more police brutality,” Feb. 26)

It discusses a panel that took place at Trinity University about how people should be expecting more police brutality from white police officers toward the black community.

After reading that the panel agreed that we will inevitably see more police brutality among blacks, I was uneasy. The occurrences of police brutality that have occurred over the past couple of months are not an increase of police brutality.

The difference is they are just caught on video more often now. By no means are cops out to target black people. This kind of thinking takes away from and destroys the progress that we have worked for as a country.

The reason that police brutality is apparently the new thing that is wrong with America is that the media have broadcast it that way. Every day when I walk into the bank I work at, the national news is covering police brutality.

According to Bill O’Reilly of Fox News Channel, police brutality has decreased over the past 10 years and whites have been the victims more so than blacks.

The media have turned this into a national crisis that the country is over-reacting about. I by no means support police brutality, but to say that it is only going to get worse is a big stretch.

Sam Frase

Computer science sophomore

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