African American Police Race

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Police brutality is a civil rights violation, occurring when a police officer acts with uncontrolled power by using an amount of force with regards to a civilian that is more than necessary (Reuters 1). In the past, several years’ police actions of abuse have become very crucial. Instead of police officers protecting and serving the people like they were assigned, they rather murder and anguish them for no cause. The common race being tortured are African Americans. The incidents that are occurring is being overlooked. According, to Matt Agorist, African-Americans makes up only 13 percent of the population, yet they are the victims in 26 percent of all police shootings (1). Caucasian officers are threatened by African Americans. This is their excuse to get away with discrimination, causing African-American communities to lose faith in law enforcement. The “Black Lives Matter” campaign was made to help avoid the violence and systemic racism against African Americans. It is believed to be an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are intentionally targeted. Activists organize protests, demonstrations, die-ins, teach-ins, and…show more content…
The failure of the justice system doing anything about racial cases. They failed to protect the people to this day because they are not willing to become together as one (Karakatsanis 1). “I can’t breathe.” “Hands up.” “Black lives matter.” These statements developed in reaction to the recent deaths of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man strangled to death by police in Staten Island, New York, and Michael Brown, an unarmed black adolescent shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri. These are two recent examples of the explicit racial prejudices that have plagued the country’s history. The Caucasian police officers who were accountable for these deaths were not charged for the wrongdoing nor were they taken to
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