This is what started the Blue Lives Matter movement, a movement for police officers to be protected. Due to a spike in police deaths the government imposed harsher laws against assaulting, harming, or killing a police officers. The BLM community is concerned because they feel like they are taking a step backwards in the relationships between the community and its people with the local police officers. Lots of people are saying that the movement is unjust because they believe that “All Lives Matter,” but the movement is just simply pointing out that African Americans are being wrongfully targeted and killed. The movement is trying to prove that all of our lives should be equal not one life is better than the
When the justice for Mr King was not given rightfully, the people from the streets who went through alike problems hear about it, they immediately want change. From gang members who initiated the truce that helped decrease street violence, to the average high school student being active in protest around the city, the riots were portrayed heavily by the people affected by the beating. At these times, around the clock news and live television coverage followed but also in Ice Cube’s “The Predator” and Rodney King 's speech to the city of Los Angeles. Rodney King, intoxicated, speeding down the interstate had ignored all police sirens and warnings. He led the California Highway Patrol on a eight mile chase down freeways and city streets.
For this reason, the community which Freddie Gray came from had rebelled against society and rioted. This rebellion is not only seen in the city of Baltimore, but also in Los Angeles and Ferguson, Missouri. After the death of Freddie Gray and Michael Brown, and beating of Rodney King, the people from the oppressed communities had nothing to lose when they had rioted and rebelled since they were not given the equal
A number of Americans have recently suggested that the protest of football player, Colin Kaepernick was extremely wrong. At first glance, it does seem a little rude, and even offensive to people, but his reasoning behind doing it was strong. He refuses to stand up and represent a country and flag that still oppress people of color. America is regressing with equality and control over citizens, that’s not always the citizens fault, if people are treated poorly or a group is being attacked, people are going to react accordingly; and he has the power to speak out and stand up for the people that cannot. Yes, there are other ways that he could have protested and voiced his opinion, but either way, no matter how he did it, people would have gotten
Some athletes have done this as a form of protest in the name of the Black Lives Matter movement. But this is a form of disrespect towards this country and its armed forces. As well as an unnecessary risk, because although others claim that this is a form of peaceful protest many have gotten death threats, and that is not peaceful at all. It is a great act of disrespect towards the country and its military service to kneel during the national anthem. Many veterans as well as family from deceased soldiers have spoken up about their thoughts on the subject.
Although some may say that racial profiling is not a problem but the fact that it leads to police brutality, racial profiling in its essence is discriminatory against all people of color proving that it is very unjust. For the past 10 year we have witnessed many different forms of racial profiling and police brutality. We have had many incidents including the Eric Garner case, the Trayvon Martin case, and the Rodney King case. These are all cases of police brutality taking into effect. For example, the day Trayvon Martin was killed, George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman responsible for Trayvon 's death, which according to https://www.cnn.com/2013/06/05/us/trayvon-martin-shooting-fast-facts/ “ calls 911 to report "a suspicious person" in the neighborhood, he is instructed not to get out of his SUV or approach the person, Zimmerman disregards the instructions.
Then some may argue that it shouldn’t be removed. the people that think it should be down because it is a rebel banner to people that are on the other side of the flag that is against us. Another reason people think it should be down is because the KKK uses it when they march around and protest. But I think that it shouldn’t be banned because it shows some respect of the people that were in the war and for the people’s family. I also think it shouldn’t be banned because it is causing murders and killing in Charleston, South Carolina.
David Clark, an African American who served as the Sheriff for Milwaukee Wisconsin for 15 years referred to it as,“a vile vulgar slimy movement.” He is exactly right. It has done nothing but cause riots, anger, and hate towards police and american citizens. In the riots of Ferguson, and Baltimore, many people were injured and millions of dollars were lost in property damage. Whether intentionally or accidently, when players kneel for the flag they are supporting this hateful anti police sentiment and causing division instead of unity of the people. They are not only doing that, but they are detracting and taking away attention from what we should be focusing on.
“Take a Picture (or Video), It Lasts Longer” On August 9th 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri. On November 24th, the St. Louis grand jury decided there were no probable cause to indict Mr. Wilson. This decision sparked an outrage around the community where building where set on fire and lootings were prevalent around the city. With much of the evidence being he-say-she-say, it is hard for the public to actually know what happened. This led to an increased interest in body cameras.
Imagine if you lived somewhere in a society where everyone’s families and everyone you know are murdered just because of their skin color. Would you kill someone just because of that? No because it’s not fair to their families and they have the same right as you. They were created by god. African-Americans were effected by this because they were targeted at by the to the long struggle in which was racism in the U.S”.
Even though this was a staged photo, the complete brutality and pure atrociousness of the moment showed the American public just how deep the corruption of this war ran. To shoot a man in the head point blank in the middle of the street is not something that sat well with the American public. As said by Marien, "Some lasting images of the war experience were created only in photography" (368). This photo remains to this day one of the most recognizable photos of the war, and among the most tough to look at. This display of pure savagery showed how demoralizing and dehumanizing this conflict had become, and added to the ever growing anti-war sentiment.
Of all the sacrifices that the NAACP has fought for I feel that we still have taken steps backwards. I feel that the killing of our black men. I feel that the brutality of our policemen has been taken out of control. I feel that if things do not change soon that things are going to be some sort of retaliation as war on law enforcement. Innocent people 's live are on the line for meaningless crimes.
There are a lot of races that get offended by symbols, mascots, flags, and statues. for example the natives are offended by the team mascot ‘’The washington redskins”, and another example is the confederate flag, there are a lot of southerners have the confederate flag on mostly everything they own, it is offensive to all the African-Americans in the whole U.S because for them when people owns the confederate flag that means they agree with slavery. From the article “Confederate battle flag: Separating the myths from facts.” says that “The racist massacre in a South Carolina church has tipped the balance in a decades-old battle
Police officers are going to arrest and do what they are compelled to do, regardless of color. “In a survey on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, citizens said that young black men are 21 times more likely than their white counterparts to be shot dead by police” (Trumbull 16). This is not the case! In my opinion, they are saying this as a result of not paying attention to the “white shootings” that happen everyday.
When the Baltimore riots took place everyone around the world not just in Maryland started pointing fingers towards the black people. However, it was just the African race getting blamed when multiple races were involved in the riots. The riots took place because of innocent black people were being killed for example Freddy Gray was killed in the back of a patty wagon. Mr. Gray was put into the vehicle alive and well but when they went to take him out he was unresponsive. Alton Sterling would be another perfect example of police brutality against the African race.