“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.
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.
In such cases, it is immaterial whether the attacker has committed a serious felony, a misdemeanor, or any crime at all” (Katzenbach et al., 1967). Although this appears to be a sound example of a good policy set forth in the report, it is too opened ended and appears to go against other detailed guidelines that the report states, such as the outlines that specifically say when a weapon can and cannot be used. As we know, many times the usage of a firearm is unwarranted by police (Katzenbach et al., 1967) therefore, can the idea stated above, which outlines that police are supposed to make a choice about what kind of force they should make, undoubtedly in the heat of moment, truly offer protection if we know that the decision often made is unwarranted? Through the Report’s guideline no one can be safe because of the variation and differing degrees of safety that it
others and the surrounding circumstances or situation, both consciously and subconsciously which is also a form of stereotyping. This sort of stereotyping, or looking for what once perceives to be indicators, provides a preliminary mental rating of potential risk to a person encountering a particular event or a person” (391). These unconscious and subconscious attitudes are also classified as implicit and explicit biases. Implicit biases unconsciously contributed to racially bias by triggering a part of our brain that is reactive rather than reasoned it may influence how an officer handles a situation or perceives crime. Possible factors that can contribute to these unconscious attitudes are passed experiences, drawing conclusions based on
(Source A and F). Within days, Capone was forced to testify before a jury of the federal Prohibition Law. The families of Capone’s victims were horrified that someone would kill their loved ones. Capone’s victims were killed in the space of 7 years (1923-1930) , which were also the years that he was the leader of the powerful Five Point Gang. He wished o take revenge on all the people he hated and those who stole and hijacked him from his illegal liquor business that he ran during the 1920s.
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.
August 14, 2014. Within minutes after a store robbery and a confrontation with an officer of the law, a young man had been fatally shot and a police officer was now facing the realization of either serving time in prison, or completely losing his career. While the lasting effects of the killing of any human being is never a simple happening, the specifics of the Michael Brown case made court proceedings and life, after the fact, trickier than most. The main issue, of course, being that Brown was killed by a police officer. It did not take long for the media to then shove down your throat, that Brown was a black teen and that Darren Wilson, the officer in question, was a white man.
“Local officials openly approve of these killings…”. Another example of violence against LGBTQ+ is the story of Larry King. On February 12, 2008, This 15-year-old was killed and murdered brutally because he just asked his murderer to be his valentine. How was he killed, you may ask? He was shot twice in the head by a fellow student, Brandon McInerney.
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.
It has been in the news countless times in the past few years that a young black man, a young black woman, a young black child being murdered by the police or civilians who have not right to shoot people and getting away with it with no trouble. It is easy to claim self defense when there is the widespread notion that black people are dangerous thugs, and that all black people are “racist” toward white people. When white people recount how they defended themselves, such as in the case of Mike Brown being described by his murderer as an evil, aggressive, Hulk Hogan-like demon (Officer Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Testimony in Ferguson, Mo., Shooting), it is easy to say that yes, they were justified in defending themselves. But black people are not demons, they are not evil, and when someone is half an inch taller than you and, as it is widely accepted, is not attacking you, you have no right to compare him to Hulk