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The use of Police Force The use of coercive authority by police has long been a controversial subject The police in our country are trained to maintain law and order in a dangerous society When hostile situations arise police should be able to assert force in order to protect themselves and the lives of innocent bystanders The media in our country write stories everyday about police More often than not these stories are not thanking them for a job well done Police are often free game to the criticism of the media The newspapers in America are the biggest second guessers in our country When the police have to use deadly force the media will write a story about the shooting being unnecessary Members of the media do not understand that the police never want to shoot a suspect However situations occur where the only available option is to shoot the suspect Arrests are even worse than shootings Several times when a suspect is arrested the media makes him look like the victim The facts of cases are exaggerated in order to sell papers This usually is done at the expense of the police For example the Boston Globe editors assign reporters to different stories The editors even tell the reporters what questions to ask who to get the information from and the direction of the story Kelly 62 The stories often appear quite different when the morning paper is printed The reason is because in a lot of places the police are not well liked Therefore the general idea is to take advantage of the tension and make some money I dont care for that idea at all Does the media have the right to know when coercive authority is used Some papers seem to think the are entitled to information For example in Los Angeles the press recently filed a lawsuit to force the police to release records of police
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