This report is showing light to the communities’ response to police brutality particularly in the black communities and also their encounters with police officers. Police brutality is physical violence and great cruelty demonstrated by a police officer. Police brutality and misconduct have existed for many decades and it even has been broadcasted in news stories over America, but nothing has changed. It has happened predominantly to African Americans in lower-income states. Police officers are given slaps on the wrist for taking a life or injuring an innocent person.
There are many open wounds in the African-American community that have not healed what so ever. Disintegration of family structures in the African-American community has been a persistent problem for far too long. High out of wedlock birth rates, absent fathers, and the lack of a family support network for many young African-Americans have led to serious problems in America's urban areas. The persistence of serious social problems in inner-city areas has led to a tragic perpetuation of racial prejudice as well. African Americans still face a litany of problems in the 21st century today.
Only one officer is charged for every one thousand people killed (“5 Facts”). People would think, a murder is a murder, therefore all cops should be charged just like any civilian would be charged. There has been many cases here in the United States, where a white police officer shoots and kills a minority, but never gets charged with it. Knowing police officers never get charged or into trouble, minorities start feeling police officers will do what they want since they know they will not get into trouble. This starts making people feel law enforcement is racist and unfair, making minorities not be able to trust them.
Racism is the number one cause in police brutality. Police brutality is happening everywhere due to racial discrimination where white police officers are shooting or harming an unarmed black person. A main cause of this could be that the officer thought that the person tried to harm him. Racism is a leading cause due to just a white cop shooting an unarmed black person due to the cop thinking that the person had tried to attack them even though the person probably did not do anything. In order to stop police brutality, the police should learn when to use their gun in situations, whether life-threatening or not.
If I’m here on TV in front of millions of american adults, it means I have something really important to tell you. Did you ever say, implicitly or explicitly, that the lyrics of African-American songs are inappropriate, especially those of rappers such as N.W.A? Statistics say that 90 percent of our population have, and most of the time it was explicitly in front of black people. Now, did you ask yourself why is the language of African-Americans inappropriate? Statistics say that 70 percent of the american population doesn’t know the reason and thinks that because we are born black, we should be bad.
Kamaya Williams Professor Childree ENC 1102, 9 AM 20 March, 2018 Racial Profiling Within the Workplace The literal definition of racial profiling is the process of using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense. From the 1700’s to today, racial profiling has developed into a significant social issue in America. Racial profiling became more prominent in America after the 9/11 attack.
Police brutality is at an all time high, with the expansion of social media it has made racism appear more prominent. Racism is something that’s existed for generations however social media has given people the ability to see racism first hand for themselves and has also given the public to respond openly to the issue at hand. The Trayvon Martin case was one of the biggest cases that sparked the racial profiling discussion, Trayvon Martin was a African American male walking home from a convenient store at night with a hoodie on when he was racial profiled by George Zimmerman, a Hispanic male who saw trayvon martin as a threat based solely on the color of his skin and the hoodie that he was wearing. Trayvon was unarmed and harmless but do to someone else pre conceived
For that reason, an officer has the power to stop a vehicle based on reasonable suspicion/mistake of fact that a crime has been committed (Schwinn 2014). Reasonable suspicion also incorporates the ideology of a reasonable mistake of fact. Unfortunately, minorities, especially African Americans are more likely to be affected by these instances or incidents. Previous studies conclude that these attacks or incidents involving law enforcement and unarmed African-American men are possibly influenced by racial prejudice (Raasch and Perron 2014). Cases of unarmed black men are not only increasing, but they are also threatening to the public, especially the black community.
Firstly, we believe our respondents have personal experience with the racial advantage to Malays. When asked if respondents personally believe Malays have special privileges in Malaysia, a majority of 48 (96%) agreed that they do (Haque, 2003). This was consistent with our research. As stated before, the Malaysian Federal Constitution holds specific privileges for natives and bumiputeras only (Pusat Komas Malaysia, 2015).
Racial profiling occurs more than most people think and goes on without any consequences behind it. This happens because some people do not believe that anything can be done about it. This can lead to a huge problem, because a number of people will not just profile individuals because of their race or ethnicity, but will also become racist and dangerous. Martin Luther King Jr. was a powerful man that believed that we can all be equal no matter the pigment of our skin. Martin Luther King Jr. stated in his “I have a dream” speech, "I have a dream that one day my four little children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character".
Due to the recent finding of police brutality, most cases involved a white male police officer using force against a person of color. History will lead us to believe that race of an officer will be the number one contributing factor in the use of excessive force. As I stated above, in recent cases it has been a white male using force against a person of color. However, studying some research studies, it has shown that the no matter what the race is of the officer, it has no causal effect on the use of excessive force. What I mean by this is not all cases dealing with excessive force involves race.
Almost every year hundreds to thousands of African Americans are killed due to police brutality. Over like a hundred of African Americans were killed this year because of police brutality. Everyone who has been a part of police brutality, their families have to go on with life knowing someone really special to them is not in their life anymore. Many families are devastated this year because they have lost a family member or a spouse due to this situation. Many African Americans think that police brutality is not right.