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Topic

Police should use lethal force/torture

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Round 1
Pro
In my opinion, Police officers use force because they feel they have to, not because they want to. Police face extreme danger due to the majority of criminals resisting arrest. The only way to ensure a successful arrest and the safety of the officers is to permit police officers to use force in times when they feel as if they have no other option. Nothing could be more illogical than expecting police officers to not use force when their and others’ lives are in danger. Also, I propose that, if the suspect won over the police, crime will eventually increase. This puts not only the life of the police officer in danger but also puts the safety of the entire community at risk. 

In another example, if there is a shooting that breaks out on the streets. The police should be allowed to use lethal force due to the need for survival. They are simply defending themselves. But I would like to draw attention to the fact that they are not only protecting themselves, but they are also protecting innocents and civilians as well! Accordingly, the voices of the people calling out for an end to the use of deadly force by police are putting not only the lives of police officers in danger, but also their own lives.

Con
Racism and violence

One of the reasons that policemen should not use violence is that if a racist policeman has the authority to do whatever he wants with any person a lot of problems will happen like killing and so on. A recent study showed that about 1 of 1000 black men can expect to be killed by policemen. A Lot of cases happened in the past few years, one of them is George Floyd’s death. Mr. Floyd’s death was spurred worldwide. Because of a racist policeman. Floyd was handcuffed and laid face down while the officer was restraining him. Then Floyd was complaining because was not able to breathe well, but the officer kept restraining him. After several minutes passed Floyd stopped speaking, 2 minutes later he lay motionless. I see that this is a big reason that policemen should not use violence.
Round 2
Pro
I agree that racist policemen demonstrate injustice in the use of lethal force. However, this cannot be generalized for all policemen. Because at the end of the day, most policemen do their jobs with great honesty. Bad use of lethal force can be controlled by putting strict rules and laws to policemen instead of depriving them from the authority that could potentially save their lives from danger they’re exposed to due to the fact that many criminals resist arrests.
So in my opinion, just because few policemen show a great sign of racism, that doesn't mean that they shouldn’t use force against danger they face while doing their jobs.
Con
I agree with Mohammed Gamal when he said that policemen should use lethal weapons when they have to or when they defend citizens, But I disagree
When Gamal said that ‘’the only way to ensure a successful arrest and the safety of the officers is to permit police officers to use force’’. Because in 2015 40% of unarmed suspects who were arrested died in the process this shows that using violence isn’t good and it's killing people. and in 2017 4 million people died from arrests so if violence is allowed it means that more people will die. I see that there is no point in using violence against people because it just makes the public fear policemen.