Talk Back: Why do you think policemen abuse their power?

"Because some are protected by their white privilge.” Elizabeth Thompson, Victorville, California

"I think they let their power go to their heads because they may not have had power before being a police officer.” Deshawnna Robinson, Los Angeles, California

"Because they have a gun.” Deonte Godfrey, Chesapeake, Virginia

"Because they feel as if they are above the law.” Anastasia Hester, Monroe, Louisiana

"Because they feel like since they have authority over someone, they can do whatever they please.” Tyler Casnel, Jackson, Mississippi