posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 08:42 AM
It's hard to say if incidences of police brutality are actually increasing. Common sense tells us that back in the 50s and 60s there was much more
going on, especially in the American south, and towards minorities.
But, we are definitely exposed to it a lot more today. This is due to the mass proliferation of portable cameras and video recorders, and the
internet and YouTube.
Also, what we may consider police brutality today, may not have been seen that way 40-50 years ago. So, is it really increasing, or is society just
more sensitive to any kind of force being used by police in any given situation?
Personally, I think police have to much more careful about the level of force that they can use nowadays, as opposed to years gone by.
[edit on 28-8-2008 by TheComte]