How could you say All Lives Matter when you don 't treat everyone the same. Black Lives Matter isn 't just about police brutality. Its also about the deaths of black people being killed by (the people that are supposed to be protecting us) police officers, and small issues of racial profiling, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system. This movement has also been negative because people are looking at it like after all i 've done nothing is being done about it. Black Lives Matter is seen as positive to the black communities because it shows that someone cares about these young innocent men dieing.
What was so suspicious about Trayvon? Was it his skin color? Since then, Black Lives Matter has been growing in supporters especially for all the police brutality that has been happening in 2016. Black Lives Matter as an organization need more support because not enough people realize that there is a problem with racial discrimination towards African American people in today’s society. African American people are getting killed by cops too often for people not to suspect anything.
“Black Lives Matter[...] seeks to give black people the impression that white people and cops are conducting a killing spree against them.” Simply uneducated on the meaning behind the slogan, people such as Jesse Peterson are simply a click away to realizing the real reason behind the movement. Yet, many Americans will never feel the need to look up, or become educated on the topic. Knowing this, Obama attempted to explain the reasoning behind the slogan explaining how people were interpreting it incorrectly “It started being lifted up as ‘these folks are opposed to police, and they’re opposed to cops, and all lives matter[...] or suggesting other people’s lives didn’t matter or police officers’ lives didn’t matter” he then pointed out that saying “black lives matter” is not about reducing the importance of other groups. It 's about the human right that the
Shortly after, a statement was released that the officer Timothy Lehmann was deemed unfit to be a cop and should be charged with the murder against Rice. People use the statement “Black Lives Matter” because they believe African Americans are clearly being mistreated (many consider/call this racism) from a police brutality perspective and in our court system. Julia Craven, writer for The Huffington Post and a supporter of the “Black Lives Matter” statement says, “When I say "Black lives matter," it is because this nation has a tendency to say otherwise (“All Lives Matter”). Racial discrimination does affect all minorities but police brutality, at such excessive rates, does not. Officers are provided the unrestricted
Swarm was a police tactic that stated all men at the scene were to subdue the culprit with any means necessary, including violence. The beating of a black citizen to extreme point was not unheard of in LA but the situation was made critical once video footage of the beating was released to the news. The entire nation watched as a seemingly innocent man was brutally beaten for no reason. The black community believed this would finally be the evidence n... ... middle of paper ... ... time. The bands themselves where different races proving once more your race was not an issue during the riots.
This means, people that got killed by police officers, will never be able to rest in peace. The supporters of this movement, do not seek revenge nor chaos. More intelligently and accurately, the Black Lives Matter movement, is mixed with dozens of nationalities who want to resolve unfair treatment and shift the world to
This results in police officers killing innocent and unarmed children over false assumptions. Police are trained to shoot to kill, not disable. This is why so many innocent minorities are dying yearly. Police brutality needs to be put to a stop so police remember whom their paid to serve and protect – not themselves, but our communities. This
Michael Brown The police killing of Michael Brown caused multiple violent riots and protest in the Ferguson area. The hands up don’t shoot movement was due to the lack of trust between African Americans and law enforcement. The protesters claim that Michael Brown had his hands up to the police and they ended up shooting and killing him. Forensics prove that to be completely wrong (Capehart, 2015) Michael Brown had a gun, and made a move towards to officers potentially threatening their lives. Earlier on in the day Michael Brown robbed a liquor store for blunt wraps.
Similar to other social movements including the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Lives Matter campaign has forced incumbent politicians to get involved and for upcoming candidates to make a stance on the issue. The mistreatment of African Americans by police offers has been criticized by movements such as the All Lives Matter and the Blue Lives Matter campaigns, which aim to condemn the Black Lives Matter movement by stating that this movement is seen as anti-white and ignorant of all other races and violence against them. Nevertheless, those in union with the campaign argue that the campaign sheds light on a specific injustice happening in the African American community and brings the world into solidarity with those
Preventing Police Brutality Freddie Grey, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Eric Gardner, Jordan Baker.These are just some of the many, many African American people that were killed by the police, all unarmed, all mistreated by the police, all shot and killed, without a crime.. Every twenty-eight hours a life is lost. There are hundreds of innocent lives that are being taken away from their families. Police officers, who are meant to protect and serve, are instead killing and abusing civilians. These outrageous crimes would be avoided through accountability of the police, use of body cameras at all times, and the use of social media. Police brutality has been a significant issue for many years..