Black Lives Matter: The Civil Rights Movement

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One cool night in Florida; things have changed for the worst. Trayvon Brown was shot and murdered walking in his own neighborhood. The reaction that came after changed the way that black people are seen today. The Black Lives Matter group stands for the black race using social media and protesting. The group has been noticed by the United States government and is questioned if it is the next civil rights movement. Black Lives Matter began with one bullet and a dead teenager. Trayvon Martin was shot and killed February 26th, 2012. The officer responsible for the shooting was George Zimmerman. Officer Zimmerman claims Trayvon knocked him down to the ground and started punching him in the nose, trying to take his gun. That night in February…show more content…
Poe was the co-founder of “Hands Up United” an organization that started after the death of Michael Brown who was shot to death by a police officer. Teff is also a known rapper on the music career. In 2014 Poe was flown to United Nations offices in Switzerland to talk to other leaders about police violence. Teff’s tweets are what have been seen most by people in Black Lives Matter. He has tweeted at presidential campaign runner Donald Trump about how if he where elected president riots would be everywhere and black people are thrown under the bus (Top Black…show more content…
Black Lives Matter strongly believes that police brutality is a very bad problem and is against police authority. Police officers in some areas are now forced to wear body cameras. The Orlando Police Department did a twelve-month study on choosing forty-six random officers to wear a body camera. When the study was a huge decline in use-of-force with officers and people went down. “Civilian complaints against those officers also say a 65 percent decline” (Study Shows Less Violence). Police Officers have also been recorded as they have been beating and acting upon violence black citizens. Twenty-five year old pizza deliveryman, Munir Ayoub, started taking a video as he is being pulled over. Munir said he was then dragged out of his car and beaten but it was never caught on video. He was then charged with three different assaults on the officer. Kelli Wilson in Jacksonville was tackled and punched by two white officers. She was recording her husbands arrest in a local convenient store. The officers scolded her to stop recording and she did not. Wilson’s car was stolen and her phone was confiscated. The police officer told her if she did not hand over her phone she would be punched in the face. Kelli was then thrown to the ground as one officer punched her in the face and the other held her down. (Black Women beaten…). With the body cameras and police brutality, the group rages out in riots and
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