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.
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.
Police brutality is at its peak. In recent years police men have killed a number of innocent civilians. On July 17, 2014 one such case is Eric Gardner died in Staten island, being one of those civilians who sadly have been killed by a law enforcer. Another example is Harming students and by standers has also appeared recently, on October 27th 2015 a police officer in a high school class told a student to give him her phone and she refused. Resulting in him viciously grabbing her and throwing her (while still sitting at the desk) and slamming her on the ground and sedating the student.
New York City— NYPD officer Peter Liang reacts on February 11 as a guilty verdict is read during his manslaughter and official misconduct trial for fatally shooting an unarmed black man, Akai Gurley, in a darkened public housing stairwell in 2014. The verdict meant the rookie cop was automatically fired from his job and could face up to 15 years in jail. Nationwide, outrage over police shootings and interactions with minority communities has spurred protests and turned the Black Lives Matter movement into a presidential campaign
In 2012, Trayvon Martin was walking home, unarmed, with his hood up and his hands in his pockets. Local neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, saw him as a “threat” and took it upon himself to use lethal force against him. Campaign Zero reported that in 2014 “police killed at least 253 unarmed people and 91 people who were stopped for mere traffic violations”. The police brutality continues to escalate creating despair within the community. Martin’s case, along with Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson and the massacre at the Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, became catalysts for the Black Lives matter Movement.
In 1964 Martin Luther King Jr gratefully (Ly adverb) won the peace prize, Then King got murdered after he gave his “Mountaintop” Speech, King was murdered on April 4,1968 he was shot in the and died instantly. The civil rights movement was having a freedom 's struggle because (because clause) there was a lot of “Whites Only” on certain doors which (which clause) meant that no blacks were allowed in that place or restaurant. Congress sent out soldiers to protect African American students from the angry Caucasian police and people. (1 sentence opener) There are 3 important people named John F. Kennedy, Ruby Bridges, and John Lewis. John F Kennedy is one of the hero’s that had a huge struggle with
One day one of the African American frat brothers ended up getting shot and killed by the police while just walking down the street with our nameless protagonist. The police thought that the frat brother was another guy who committed a crime earlier and mistakenly shot the innocent victim. Unfortunately, this is a problem we are still faced with in today’s society almost 64 years later in the 21st century. Since this book was written in 1952, African Americans and even Caucasians knew that in the next couple of years, drastic changes were going to take place that would make African Americans have equal/similar rights as Caucasians. It was ironic how Ellison released this book in a certain time period that major changes were going to happen in our nation in the coming months and
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.
First and foremost, I believe that everyone can work together and not fight all the time. What is sad is that when people are getting killed by their race like the 17 year old Brian ogle suffered 3 skull fractures after getting beaten up at an ace hardware store in the parking lot on September 30.Police arrested Quartez Walker 20 years,Bobby Brown 19 years,La Noah Ealy jr.18 years and Daceon Nix,20 years.The stupid thing is that he got beaten up just for saying blue lives matter on facebook. It just scares me to see a 17 year old kid getting beaten up for just saying that blue lives matter.
The Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992. The riots started because four white police officers beat Rodney King, an African American. Rodney had been pulled over by police after an eight-mile chase and then refused to get to the ground. A man had videotaped the scene and it was broadcasted in the United States (Wallenfeldt). 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).