Chap 10

Chapter 10: Discussion

Watch the below videos: ABC News, NYPD “Chokehold” Death Raises Questions Over Use of Force and Exclusive: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. (Full Interview); and; then read the article “Hey Ferguson Protesters: Police Brutality is Not the Problem”:

READ: Hey Ferguson

Dutta, S. (2014, December 30). Hey Ferguson protesters: Police brutality is not the problem. The Washington Post.

Parenthetical citation: (Dutta, 2014)

ABC News. (2014, July 24). NYPD “chokehold” death raises questions over use of force [Video]. YouTube.

Parenthetical citation: (ABC News, 2014)

Parenthetical citation: (Today, 2014)

Milwaukee PBS (2016, November 18). Exclusive: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. (full interview) [Video]. YouTube.

Parenthetical citation: (MilWaukee PBS, 2016)


Using key terms and concepts from the textbook reading, answer the following questions in a balanced way.

(Please do not hyperbolize or generalize.) (Reference should be made to all materials provided in this assignment.)

  1. To what extent is police use of force and coercion inevitable?
  2. Is police brutality also inevitable? Explain.
  3. Why do you believe many members of minority communities believe the police use excessive force on a regular basis?
  4. Is there a war on police? Explain.


  • Write a short paragraph of at least 500 words. [POST YOUR WORD COUNT AT THE END OF YOUR MAIN POST.]
  • Use concrete examples/details and avoid generalities.
  • Address all questions.