THE USE OF VIOLENCE WITHIN THE POLICE FORCE

On October 14th, 2009, at the University of Western Ontario, London police officers felt the need to use excessive force against one man because of his behavior. Although some may claim these actions were needed to ensure the safety of the bystanders, we believe this manner could have been solved without multiple individuals repeatedly striking the victim with punches, kicks, and even batons as he was already pinned to the ground unable to do any harm. This is certainly not the first time we as citizens have heard about such incidences occurring within the London police force. We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to stop police brutality once and for all.

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