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..
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.
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.
Police are supposed to maintain the law, but how can you differentiate a police officer from a criminal when they themselves are breaking the law and killing innocent people. Police are not just killing people randomly, they are targeting African Americans. African Americans die at the hands of police more than white which proves that U.S. policies are discriminatory. In “Chicago police shot and killed 70 people, most of them black, in five years period ending in 2014” (Peter Katel 2016). Additional African Americans death by police is not just criminal but also innocent and unarmed African Americans.
civil rights movement, and beyond, all affected the mindset of black drivers (Bell, Hopson, Craig, & Robinson, 2014, p.39). The looting, vandalizing, and negative protest have cost this country tremendous amount of money to rebuild a community. Some citizens retaliated because they felt justice is not on their side. Research has shown that in the future laws will be put into place to protect minorities, but did not give an immediate solution to the
Although the jury ruled the cop not guilty, many blacks around the country felt as if the cop shot and killed the young man unjustly. This incident caused outraged protesters to fill the street demanding equal rights and claiming that the cops are targeting the black community for
I feel as if police are killing our future doctors, lawyers, and educators, and they do not even know it. As we watch videos of young black men being gunned down in class tears always come to my eyes. Tears come to my eyes because I know that I have a brother, stepfather, and uncles who will one day have an encounter with the police. Those who have died to police brutality are too my brothers and sisters, and so are other young black men and women, and it saddens me that they are dying due to black on black crime or due to police brutality. Just as I would go crazy if it was someone I knew, I am going crazy for Walter Scott, Trayvon Martin, and others who have suffered due to police brutality.
More then 3,300 others are on death row. The application of the death penalty is racist. Black and white people are the victims of violent crime, 82 % of people executed since 1977 have been convicted of killing white victi... ... middle of paper ... ...d that over one-third of all death row inmates are mentally retarded (with IQ's less the 70), and that nearly have are functionally illiterate. More than 3,000 people were executed since 1930, nearly half were people of color. Eighty-five percent of those executed since 1977 were punished for killing white victims.
Many people believed that race discrimination was highly visible when comes to the law and order. Erik Wemple agrees that racism is “still alive and well throughout our nation.” He believes that black people receive inequality treatment on the issues of crime. The left wing supporters argued that police officers often used excessive force against black people who were suspected of crimes and often end up killing them. The matter of Travon Martin and George Zimmerman made black people insist that police’s racial profiling in apprehending a suspect led to the death of many blacks. It seems that the police officers who usually stop and search blacks disproportionately violate the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable search and seizure (“Search and Seizure Law”).
A city that is well known for this Black Lives Matter movement is Ferguson, as it’s the city where Michael Brown was killed because of the color of his skin. The African-American communities there have been marching and protesting since the day that Michael Brown was murdered. Many people don’t realize that in Ferguson police brutality is still going on and it’s not broadcasted in the media anymore. A side from the #blacklivesmatter another hashtag is being created as #staywoke, which is so relevant to this movement because people believe that the problem has ended but in fact it’s getting worse and nothing is being done and people are forgetting. On Time.com, The President also reiterated a point he has made repeatedly since the Black Lives Matter movement took on new life during the Ferguson protests: police officers have a tough job and the majority of police officers want to and are doing the right thing.