The world in which we live today is growing increasingly uncertain. The prevalence of terrorism, drug trafficking, gang violence, alcoholism and domestic abuse, among many other growing social phenomena, have led everyone from the highest levels of the United States government to police chiefs across the country to outwardly declare that law enforcement is starting to get "tough on crime."
Getting "tough on crime" is a catchy buzz word that certainly sounds like the government and law enforcement bodies are attempting to do everything they can to curb the wave of crime that many claim is sweeping the country and the world as a whole. However, there is a dark side to this new attitude, in that claims and reports of police brutality have risen sharply in recent years.
Recent statistics published by the Stolen Lives Project estimate that the number of cases in the United States relating to police brutality has reached the thousands, but these statistics come with a disclaimer - many, if not most, of these instances are never reported due to fear of reprisal.
If you have been detained, questioned, arrested or otherwise handled by the police, you do have rights. However, you are in a bit of a difficult position if you've suffered from and been a victim of police brutality. You really aren't in a position to defend yourself realistically, as fighting back will generally only serve to exacerbate the situation at hand.
What you need to do in these situations is ask for restraint, offer an unconditional surrender, get through the ordeal and then contact an attorney immediately. You have rights that need to be enforced, and you could be someone who helps curb the tide of police brutality in the United States.
Your attorney will know how to handle this situation, and your initial consultation is free. Do not be afraid - stand up for your rights and fight back against this ugly phenomenon today.