African American people are getting killed by cops too often for people not to suspect anything. In 2016 alone, “Police have killed one hundred and sixty black people…” (Mapping
for many years. Like most issues, there are two sides to every story. In the cases regarding police brutality and racial profiling, there are indefinitely two sides. After seeing various fatal shooting on the blacks, the left wing supporters had an agreement in which police abused their powers and brutalized the members of black people. Many people believed that race discrimination was highly visible when comes to the law and order.
It’s mostly black communities being affected by the police in 2014 and 2015 from Tray Martin all the way to Clarence Bell. Innocent black males in their teens doing absolutely nothing ,but being shot at and killed. These problems dehumanizes a person and makes them feel as if they are really unequal which isn’t what the U.S. was built upon. Social injustice is a big part of us as the people’s economy today without it there would be total chaos and anarchy running through the street’s. There are many ways to end police brutality but mainly
This is a result of many believing and not simply just African Americans that black lives are being targeted more than any other race. In certain situations this is true according to The Washington Post “unarmed black men are 7 times more likely to die by police gunfire”. This would make a person who’s advocating for Black Lives Matter have a point to get upset about phrases like white lives matter or all lives matter. Race appears to forever become an element once it involves police brutality. When an African American is killed by a white police officer it almost always seems as it gets additional attention then when a Caucasian is killed.
Being that there cops killing young teens in America a movement was started too fight for their rights. Yes, I strongly believe that the Black Lives Matter movement is needed in our country. There have been way too many “incidents” in our country where police officers are killing off young black males and teenagers for no reason. Black lives matter is needed in our country because of all the bad things that are happening to the young black males. Nothing is being done to the police officers that are killing off the young black teens.
“A man’s life is at stake. And not only is this man a criminal, but he is a black criminal. And as such, he comes into this court under a handicap, notwithstanding our pretensions that all are equal before the law” (382). As soon as word came out that it was the Dalton’s newly hired negro driver that killed Mary, Bigger was guilty in the eyes of every white person who heard about the investigation. In a court, everyone is supposed to be viewed as “innocent until proven guilty.” However, in Bigger’s case, he was already convicted before he even took one step into that courtroom.
Tony Brown, a writer for Raw Story agrees by saying “young black males in recent years were at far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts”(Brown). Brown is blantly saying that the police seem to target one group to discriminate against. According to Brown it is 21 times greater chance for a black male to be killed over other
“ An additional fifteen percent said they knew of a family member who had been treated unfairly by the police because of race.” (Marcello). Marcello basically mentioned that racism, inequality, and police brutality is still happening all around the board. “One in two millennials believe America 's criminal justice system is unfair, and few believe that protests triggered by the killings of black men at the hands of police will make a significant difference.” (Marcello). Police brutality towards African Americans, especially men, has triggered anger and violent rages throughout cities such as Ferguson, Staten Island, etc… because of the unjustified killings. Black men are being targeted, by law enforcement, and it is not fair because the mean inequality in the justice system towards African Americans is taking place because of
Corrupt people are in every workplace, including law enforcement. The amount of officers who do their job correctly is a significantly bigger number than the number of corrupt officers actually committing these wrong doings. Glennon, the company owner of Calibre Press, a company that trains officers stated, “We pull people out of wrecked cars, we hold people’s hands when they’re dying, we talk to 5-year-olds when they get raped, and one cop puts a chokehold on somebody and all of a sudden we’re all racist killers” (Wise and Moeller). Officers do not use violent force just because they have the power and weapons to do
It is sad to say that the killing of Walter Scott by Officer Slager is all too familiar. Every time we turn around there is a black man, black woman, black little girl, or a black little boy that is being gunned down by those who are supposed to protect us. I read somewhere online that in the past five years there have been two hundred police shootings in the state of South Carolina, seventy of them resulted in deaths, and none of the officers were found guilty. We must stop the violence of our people, especially by those who are supposed to protect and save us. We have to stop sitting and waiting on decisions, and go demand them ourselves.