It has come to my attention that not everyone is this world is receiving equality and getting justice. Over the last few years the numbers of innocent people especially African Americans being killed have risen dramatically. The whole Black Lives Matter issue started after George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the killing of Trevon martin. Once that situation took place everything started to go downhill and police brutality just kept getting worse towards the African race. If everyone would look at people the same instead of by the color of their skin they maybe things could go a lot smoother and innocent people would not be getting killed.
A second reason why african americans are protesting on black lives matter is because african americans are being killed by the police officers and nothing 's being done.”Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting”(Mapping 1).We feel as if we are being lynched.People feel as if nothing 's changed since slavery.African americans can 't even trust going to the cops nomore.Its to the point where we can 't even drive or walk down the street without getting stopped by a police officer.For example there was an african american that was walking down the street with a arizona and a pack of skittles he was then stopped by a police officer killed.Justice was not served for the
Jeff Wallenfeldt, the author of the article published on Britannica, wrote, “Although many Angelenos in the late 20th century prided themselves on their city’s ethnic diversity, there was a strong feeling on Los Angeles’s minority communities that the city’s predominantly white police force practiced racial profiling and engaged in racist brutality against African Americans and Hispanics” (Wallenfeldt). CNN reported that five days after the riots started, over 50 people were dead and approximately 2,000 injured. The damage from the riot was estimated to cost around one billion dollars (“Los Angeles Riots Fast Facts”). Many felt that the authority should not have beat him and that it was not right of them to do so. Because of how they felt, it caused a large violent protest to fight for what they felt was
Rodney King was beat severely by police after high speed chase he had with the police. Rodney King was a black man that led to the case being a race issue, also another reason for the riots. The case of Rodney King was special because it was witnessed by a bystander and recorded the incident and sent it to the local news station. Three officers who part took in the beating of Rodney king were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force, the last officer was only charged with assault with a deadly weapon which may have been the cause to the violent riots where there were many deaths and damages to business. The case of Rodney King sparked awareness of police brutality and forced many changes in policing, but as years pass by we see the use of excessive force coming up again which makes the use of excessive force an ever growing
Black Lives Matter Movement The Black Lives Matter movement or BLM Movement is a protest that was originated by the African American community to protest against violent racism towards African American . It began when a white male named George Zimmerman supposably shot and killed a young African American teenager named Trayvon Martin. It started a lot of controversy in 2013. It all grew even larger after African Americans Michael Brown and Eric Garner were also killed by a white officer in 2014. In 2015 and 2016 there were more incidents that happened that reminded the BLM Movement society that it won 't stop unless there is action taken.
Homicide among black men in the United States is at an all-time high and is at an alarmingly high rate among young black men, ages 15 to 24. This is a disproportionately high number compared to other races in the United States. Violence, specifically homicide by the intentional misuse of firearms, has become a cultural norm among the African American community. While it may be considered a norm to many, it does not mean it is not abnormal. This is where research comes in.
The Cincinnati Race Riots has been starting in the late 1800’s which the author believes it is still occurring in today’s world. Police Brutality is one of the main reasons for rioting and fighting. As they say, ‘’Between 1995 and April 2001, fifteen black males suspected of crimes had been killed by Cincinnati police during confrontation or while in custody, including four since November 2000, while no white suspects were killed in that period’’ (Wikipedia Cincinnati Riots 2001 np) In 2001, the deaf of Timothy Thomas, an African American male had started a riot. He was shot by the Cincinnati Police Department.Another African American named Roger Owensby Jr. died from being put in a police chokehold for resisting arrest, which killed him. The next day, Jeffrey Irons was killed for getting into a little fight with the police.
At least 303 lives of African Americans were lost due to police shootings in 2016. Why is this number so high and why is it growing? Many people believe the brutality of police and authorities has grown stronger in the past several years towards those of color, and that it is becoming incorrigible. Back in 2012, the life of Trayvon Martin was lost suddenly due to a watch captain of the neighborhood, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman had claimed to see a “suspicious person” and was directed to stay in his SUV, however those orders were not followed.
Though African American youth have been targeted by the police, these events are happening all too often. With the killings of Eric Garner, an unarmed African American father of six being choked to death by security guards, and Walter Scott, an unarmed African American father being killed with numerous
Namely, racial discrimination and persecution of people of color persisted long after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Kappeler). Aside from the origins of police development, information regarding one of the pivotal moments that began such current, tense relations between black people in America and the police is the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014 in the city of Ferguson, Missouri (Chaney, Cassandra, and Davis, “No Justice”). The fatal death of unarmed, black youth caused protests, rioting, and complete social unrest for several days (Chaney, Cassandra, and Davis). Overall, many policy-makers have attempted to resolve this issue by increasing police officer accountability through the use of body-worn-cameras (Kappeler). As these have been recently introduced and not yet adopted by all police forces, it is not sure whether they have proven
There are about 5,000 to 8,000 members in the U.S. today. Trial of Josephus Anderson was when an African American was charged with murder of a white police officer. The local KKK was upset because they didn’t reach a verdict, they believed that they couldn’t because some of the jury members were African American On May 17th, 2000, the FBI announced the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing was done by the KKK splinter group (Cahaba Boys). There were 4 men involved Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry. Cash was dead, Blanton and Cherry were arrested.
Male students are more likely to report drug use and abuse than female students. Hispanic and White students are more likely to report drug use and abuse than Asian and African American students before they start going to college and during college. Respectable policy makers, the segregation among ethnicities to be stop to maintain peace and order in our developed country. The minorities (Black) are tired of how they have been treated for so long and now they start to cause chaos, for instance, the shooting that took place in Dallas about a couple weeks ago where a African American male shot five police and they were reported