9/11 Police Theory

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Michael Brown was an 18 year old African-American young-man visiting his grandmother for the summer when he was repeatedly shot and eventually killed by Officer Darren Wilson. Witnesses claim that the officer initiated contact and, after a struggle in the street, Michael Brown tried to surrender by putting his hands up. This is when Officer Wilson fired multiple shots, one of which hit him in the head, killing him. This incident led to complete and utter chaos in Ferguson, Missouri, where Brown was killed. During the day, there was peace and calm but when night came, it was a different story. There were cars and buildings being lit on fire, looting, harassing of cops, peaceful protest and in response to some of these actions, police used tear gas, rubber bullets and other methods to regain control. All of this led to a massive media attention and firestorm with future media coverage being given to other “cop killings”. I believe that the actions of certain police officers around the country has led to the blanket perception that all police officers are bad and not there to “protect and serve”. Sociologically speaking, my “location” or what I am in comparison to other people in the world,…show more content…
In the eyes of Americans, everyone who looked Middle-Eastern was a terrorist and was going to carry out some heinous act and it was reflected in airport security. It wasn’t uncommon for those who looked Middle-Eastern to be “randomly” selected and searched. Now, in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks by ISIS, you’re seeing and hearing more of a similar type of racism, but this time it’s not just the US, it’s the entire world. In the US alone, there’s debates about allowing Syrian refugees into the country and even into specific states. Some governors have openly stated that now, after the attacks, they won’t allow them to
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