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The Shooting Of Trayvon Martin By George Zimmerman

Police brutality is the malicious use of extreme force, usually physical, but mostly in the form of verbal attacks and psychological intimidation, by a police officer. Many citizens are victims of police brutality. Police brutality includes many forms of police misconduct, which include: intimidation, false arrest, sexual abuse, police corruption, racial profiling, and many more forms of attack. It exists in many countries, but the United States is a major target of it. Citizens in minority communities are more prone to be attacked by police because of such misconducts. Police arrest the individuals for no exact reason, hurting the individual. Police are supposed to protect and serve the people; however, police abuse their power and actions…show more content…
One example is the George Zimmerman trial. The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator for a gated community, took place on February of 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Martin was a 17-year-old African American high school student. Zimmerman shot Martin, who was unarmed, thinking that he was up to no good, when in fact Martin was staying where the shooting took place. “Like many others, I believe that Zimmerman is a liar, a racist, and a killer. And I believe that Trayvon Martin had every right to fight for his life with all the strength he could muster. He lost the fight for his life because his killer had a gun, and Martin had only a can of Arizona Iced Tea and a bag of Skittles” (Gray). This comes to prove an act of police brutality due to racial profiling. Martin was being profiled for the color of his skin rather than for his actions. This is an exact example of racism in many communities and how it will continue being an action. Zimmerman had no reason to shoot Martin; he was not doing any harm in the community. Also, Zimmerman thought Martin was suspicious and targeted him for wearing a hoodie; this made the matters worse. Zimmerman was found none guilty and people were devastated; it is obvious that Zimmerman committed the crime, but there were no proof of the action. Many protesters brought the attention to Washington, D.C., but not much change is being…show more content…
Drawing on the community accountability hypothesis and the threat hypothesis, we tested the predictions of two prominent structural-level explanations of police brutality in a study of civil rights criminal complaints.
There is no explanation in why citizens should be abused for police brutality; the police are the victims not the people themselves. As citizens, they are just following what one is suppose to do and carry on with their everyday life; instead, police are targeting people for no exact

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