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Top 10 Problems the United States Police System Needs to Address

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Top 10 Problems the United States Police System Needs to Address Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 Unusual Statistics About Life in Modern America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0yQctjrWk Top 10 Worst Race Riots in American History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxWFwKPKIMM Subscribe to TopTenzNet: https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-problems-united-states-police-system-needs-address.php Police shootings in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland have stirred up racial tensions, we’ve witnessed a rise in SWAT raids in recent years, and we’ve seen an increasing amount of military hardware end up in the hands of police departments – equipment that wasn’t really ever intended for local police work, and equipment police aren’t trained to use. Some people have begun to blame the police and have, perhaps unsurprisingly, started to lose faith in the system. Coming up: 10. Steroid Abuse 9. No Central Authority 8. Institutionalized Discrimination 7. Officer Related Homicides Aren’t Tracked 6. Stun Guns Are Often More Dangerous Than Actual Guns 5. Skyrocketing Resisting Arrest Charges 4. It’s Almost Impossible To Indict An Officer 3. Increasing Number Of SWAT Raids 2. Internal Procedures Are Flouted 1. Many Don’t Want To Be On Camera Source/Other readings: http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1512&issue_id=62008 http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/12/hundreds_of_nj_police_firefigh.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/11/25/we-should-get-rid-of-local-policing-ferguson-shows-why-the-system-just-doesnt-work/ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-county-police-lieutenant-who-allegedly-targeted-blacks-is/article_691eb995-7247-5c0b-a48b-e7048c777b37.html http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/07/blacks_more_likely_to_be_targeted_under_stop-and-frisk_new_data_shows.html http://www.nyclu.org/issues/racial-justice/stop-and-frisk-practices http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/09/us/boston-police-stop-frisk/ http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/12/police_shootings_president_obama_must_demand_an_accurate_count_of_the_number.html http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/12/opinion/torturing-children-at-school.html?_r=0 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/health/research/taser-shot-to-the-chest-can-kill-a-study-warns.html?_r=1& http://www.wnyc.org/story/can-the-nypd-spot-the-abusive-cop/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/12/04/why-its-so-difficult-to-charge-police-officers-who-kill/ http://www.salon.com/2014/06/24/a_swat_team_blew_a_hole_in_my_2_year_old_son/ http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Towns-to-pay-3-5M-in-deadly-cop-raid-4290145.php http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/04/us/eric-garner-chokehold-debate/ http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/12/ex-cop-behind-st-louis-police-nfl-threat-has-history-of-lying-protecting-crooked-cops/ http://woodtv.com/2014/10/30/grpd-chief-says-no-to-body-cams/