This summer, the death of George Floyd ignited the fight against police violence in the US. But police violence is in many countries. In the United States, black people are the most affected, the people live in suburbs in Brazil or the pro democracy in Asia for example. But the solutions to reduce the police violence and resolve this problem are more or less complicated between the countries.
10 at 15 in France and England, a hundred in the US, 3 000 in India and 6 000 in Brazil. There are a terrific number of deaths of police violence in a year. This is a worldwide problem, but the solutions are really different between countries. In some countries, there are “police of police”, to investigate the policeman. They know the people on which they investigate and they try to protect the profession and the institution Police. So the majority of the policemen accused are not convicts. In England, the system of investigation on the Police is better. Because the Independent Office for Police Conduct is more independent and transparent. The agent cannot be a former policeman and they don’t work in the same office as the policemen. Even if the IOPC is effective, there is always police violence. A documentary tells about the evolution of this problem in England, it’s called Injustice and the producers are Ken Fero et Ramata Dieng. We can watch the testimony of the family of people killed or injured by the police in the UK. We learn more about the judicial treatment of police violence. The majority of the policemen accused are not convicts
Same problem in US
In the US, there are more killed and injured by the police. The black people are the most affected. This case illustrates the problem of racism in the American society. The death of George Floyd woke up the fight against police violence and racism. We have seen riots in Minneapolis city, for example the police office was burned. One of the policemen was convicted. But the problem of police violence is the same as in Europe. If the Government hardens the sanctions against policemen, they can disobey the orders and stop to protect the President or the minister.
In Brazil like many countries, the majority of police violence is in the suburbs and on black people. There are 75% of the deaths by police violence. And the policeman killed children in fabulous when they intervened in these places. Like in the US, racism is the reason. And since the election of Jair Bolsonaro, there has been more and more violence against colored people. The problem of police violence is a reflection of the society, the racism and discrimination. So fight against police violence is the biggest fight, the fight against inequality.