Michael Brown’s shooting involves a racial tension between blacks and whites since Brown was unarmed and surrendered. In Ferguson, the majority of people are African Americans, and the majority of police officers are white. On the night of the shooting incident, Brown was walking home and confronted by Wilson because Wilson thought Brown was suspicious. There was a struggle between Brown and Wilson. According to Brown’s friend, Wilson started the fight.
Many African Americans are still getting treated equally as of today. In nowadays we do have a program called ‘’BLACK LIVES MATTER ‘’. This program started in 2013 originally goes on in the black neighborhoods. It is based on the racism still going on and speaking aloud about them. They protest in the group speaking against police killings of black people, broader issues such as racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in United States criminal justice system.
“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.
On April 12, 2015, Freddie Carlos Gray Jr, a 25-year-old African-American man, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department for an illegal switchblade. While being transported to the local police station, in a police van, Gray fell into a state of "extreme lethargy" and was taken to a trauma center. Gray passed on April 19, 2015; his demise was due to injuries to his spinal rope. On April 21, 2015, pending an examination of the occurrence, six Baltimore cops were incidentally suspended with pay. The six officers accused of Gray 's death are Caesar Goodman, Garret Miller, Edward Nero, William Porter, Lieutenant Brian Rice and Sargent Alicia White.
The police knew that Janet always went to the woods because it was her routine. While investigating, they managed to find a suspect. This suspect was a fourteen year old, Francis Kluxen, who was said to be hunting nearby the area she was killed in. They did not have any evidence to prove that he did it. They had other suspect that they arrested but released because of lack of evidence.
African Americans feel targeted in today’s society because so many innocent African Americans are being incarcerated, shot, and killed. Since 2001, it is 6.1 times likelier to be incarcerated as a black man than a white man. This is all because of skin color. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was a group created to raise awareness for the heinous acts the have presented itself to the black community
Just after high school Jeffery picked up a hitchhiker named Steven hicks. He brought him to his house where he gave him a lot of alcohol. When Steven tried to leave, Jeffery hit him in the head with a barbell. After he was dead he dismembered him and packed the body parts in plastic bags. Where he burned the body parts.
Imagine how a court would be run if it was dysfunctional. With many pieces of evidence to solve one problem that can lead to months after months, just to say those words, “guilty or not guilty.” There was one case that caught everybody's attention and became very famous. In 1994, O.J Simpson was accused for brutally murdering his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was sentence to court, and it took about 10 months to come to a conclusion as he walked out of court as a freedman.
The police did not immediately identify the groups as outlaws, but rather, a bunch of wild, alcohol-fueled individuals who were causing trouble in their vicinity. Add to that, Clyde accidentally discharged a Browning Automatic Rifle. It triggered suspicions and the neighbors informed the Joplin Police District. The five-man team of policemen confronted the group on April 13 and Clyde killed Detective McGinnis and wounded the constable. They flew from the scene but left a trail of personal belongings behind them, including rolls of undeveloped films.
A couple people died months later because of their injuries. These marchers were not interrupting anybody or bothering anything and the police officers had to take action. They were on the sidewalk of the highway and away from the officers and others. The officers thought they were going to do something bad so they took
The social justice movement known as “Black Lives Matter” is justified and sound because it makes a valid and thought-provoking point about the murder of innocent african americans and the stereotypes that come with these homicides. ”Black Lives in Public Spaces”,written by Brent Staples, talks about how a black male can’t walk through the streets without being seen as a kidnapper walking into a store and immediately identified as a felon. The Black Lives Matter movement is justified because it has become to common to see on the news the injustices that have been committed against the African American populace. It is so common that even African-Americans themselves have accepted this and found ways to deal with it. Brent Staples makes a point
The statement “Black Lives Matter”, in my opinion, is not to say other lives do not matter but to draw attention to all the senseless black lives being taken. Outraged and seriously concerned for my life, I have to be aware of my own surrounding because I am an African American. There does not seem to be any urgency in trying to solve what has become an epidemic. Day-by-day, there are incidents of blacks being killed, and it’s getting worst. Black lives are being taken by police officers and by citizens who call themselves vigilantes.
The Black Lives Matter movement has intervened on America’s unjust treatment of African Americans with nonviolent protests, rallies to reach out to the people, and the making of coalitions of Black Americans. Since the Black Lives Matter movement has started the ideal of civil disobedience has changed in the public eye. Civil Disobedience is still relevant in today’s world, but with the historic beliefs of Mahatma Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau, Martin Luther King, and other advocates of bettering America, we can discover a better way to find resolutions in violent political conflicts. “Consent of the governed determines if a law is just” was an ideal coined by John Locke, an advocate of America freedom. The ideal says that the people that follow
To Kill a Mockingbird Black men were charged when they did nothing wrong. They were hung for the color of their skin. They were killed for saying the wrong thing. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson was charged with rape just because he was beside a white woman. He was backed up in court by a man named Atticus Finch.
Virtuous Disobedience In 1891, Irish author Oscar Wilde made a claim that portrayed disobedience as a valuable human trait that can also promote social progress. I agree with Oscar Wilde in the idea that disobedience is a virtuous quality when it is employed in a nonviolent matter. When mixed with the social poison that is violence, however, disobedience only serves to galvanize more individuals against the cause that is being fought for. When done without the use of violence, disobedience is a highly effective tool for bringing about progressive change to the society around us.