is the excessive and unwarranted use of force by law enforcement. It is an extreme form of police misconduct or violence and is a civil rights violation. It also refers to a situation where officers exercise undue or excessive force against a person. Police violence
includes but is not limited to physical or verbal harassment, physical or mental injury, property damage, the inaction of police officers, and in some cases, death. In the United States
, qualified immunity is a legal doctrine used to protect officers from litigation after incidents of police violence
. This law was issued by the Supreme Court in 1982. In recent years, particularly since the fatal shooting… Read more
and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government
in 1939 in preparation for World War
II. The poster was intended to raise the morale of the British public, threatened with widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities. As the popularity of the poster in various media has grown, innumerable parodies, imitations and co-optations have also appeared, making it a notable meme
. Messages range from the cute to the overtly political, typically with references to other aspects of popular culture.