By the same token, in 2016 there was a total of 7,615 victims of biased hate crimes. Of those 7,615, 29% or 2,220 of the victims were African Americans. Letting such a gracious amount of people die purely for the color of their skin is not only a crime against the people of the United States but a crime against the world. On May 20, 2017, African American university student and lieutenant in the US army Richard Collins was stabbed waiting for an Uber with his friends. Collins was three days away from graduating college.
People want to segregate and gather in streets, and protest with violence and express their hatred by breaking laws in the streets. It makes me sick and upset that it leads to death of people over a case that could have been handled more appropriately by the officers and the individual that was shot to death. In this month after the killing of another black male the last few days, this country witnessed the recorded murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police, the latest victims in this country’s failed policing system. "The Black Lives Matter Network advocates for Dignity, Justice, and Respect. http://blacklivesmatter.com/ " Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.
Jefferson, an innocent young black man, ends up being sentenced to death by electrocution, due to being in the same location when a white man is killed during a shooting. During the trial, Jefferson was looking down and avoided everyone’s gaze when they visited him in jail. This showed how Jefferson was still processing his death was set, due to the racism in the justice system. In our second book club discussion, we agreed that the passage where Grant said, “I don’t know when I’m going to die Jefferson. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, maybe today.
Chicago’s gang war reached its climax in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929. One of Capone’s biggest enemies, who was gangster George “Bugs” Moran, ran his bootlegging out of a garage on the North Side of Chicago. Seven members of Moran’s operation were gunned down while standing lined up, facing the wall of the garage on February 14. Around 70 shots were fired. When police officers arrived, they found a gang member, Frank Gusenberg, barely alive.
The Boston Bombing occurred during the Boston Marathon in 2013 . Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamarlan set off two bombs near the finish line of the marathon, killing three people and wounding over 260 more . Tsarnvaevs older brother had been killed during a gun battle with the police and Dzokhar had later been arrested. The younger of the two brothers was then put on trial and later facing death on 17 counts and being sentenced to death. Most people thought sentencing the 21 year-old bomber to death as “a fitting punishment for this horrific crime” (Lynch, n.d.).
In 1915, a Jewish businessman Leo Frank was falsely accused of killing a worker, Mary Phlegem, in the pencil factory he managed. When the Georgia governor reduced Frank’s death sentence to life imprisonment due to lack of evidence, a mob dragged him and lynched him. He was given a posthumous pardon decades later when the evidence pointed to a janitor at the factory. Leo Frank tragedy caused “a ripple effect of fear among Jewish immigrants and Jewish Americans” (Anti-semitism in America). The lynching of Leo Frank was the beginning of two long decades of prejudicsm and hatred towards Jewish Americans in interwar America.
All across America, an epidemic of law enforcement perverting their power over the people has broken out. Statistics show that, every eight hours, someone’s life is taken away by the very people who are supposed to protect it. An African-American man is about twice as likely to be executed by an officer as a Caucasian man, whether they pose a threat or not. Jess Colarossi from ThinkProgress.org reported that, “several Delaware police officers wound up fatally shooting the wheelchair-bound man.” This man, Jeremy McDole, was adjusting himself in the chair, with no weapon on him, and nevertheless the police found it compulsory to shoot a man incapable of even dressing himself in the morning. The thought processes that went through the minds of these officers is inconceivable.
Holding Police Accountable for their Killings of Unarmed People of Color Fruitvale Bart Station is where I begin and end my day. The infamous platform in Oakland, California where bart police murdered Oscar Grant, a fully restrained unarmed African American who was celebrating New Year 's Day with his friends and girlfriend. Johannes Mehserle, the police officer involved in the shooting was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Thus, having to spend the minimum two years in prison but being he had time served he only would only spend seven months in jail with possible bail. Murder?
I intro A.The New York black man(Eric Garner) got chock hold to death buy a NYPD police officer. B.Dr. King declared, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed” (Smith, 2009). II body A.In some of the police department they still classifying people by there skin color 、 B.The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson 28, a white Ferguson police officer.
Literacy Narrative Everything 's an argument. When unarmed, 17 year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch for looking suspicious with skittles in his pocket; similarly, when unarmed, 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer for stealing a pack of cigars, and when other countless unarmed black people have been shot and killed in America, the argument has been whether race affected these situations. Although many still don’t see the social inequality minorities in America still face, the reality for these groups is heartbreaking. August 9th, 2014, social media sites were flooded with reports of the shooting of Michael Brown. People were outraged, but for very different reasons.
On August 9, 2014 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson. Crowds soon formed as the word of what happened travel across the world. This is like the shot her around the world in the American Civil War. With racial tension in America already at a high point, this event was a breaking point. Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that.
Another was the death of a 60-year-old black man named John Dukes, who was killed by whites in revenge for Dukes shooting a white constable. Dukes was hanged and even set on fire by the mob. Because of these events, and many other previous ones, Senator Wagner requested that the federal government do something. However, the Attorney General said that they could not become involved in state government issues, unless the federal government allowed it. What was even more disappointing was the fact that no anti-lynching bill had been passed on the federal level.
Under the Declaration Independence, it says that everyone has the right to life. In America that does not apply to black people. In the early 1920s, there was a large race riot in Tulsa around 300 innocent black people were killed. It started when black shoe shiner Dick Rowland was arrested after being accused of assaulting a white woman in elevator published by a paper eager to win the local circulation war with the title “To Lynch Negro Tonight”. Whites gathered outside the courthouse of where Rowland was being held to lynch him, blacks came from Greenwood to protect Rowland.
In the not-too-distant past, his colleagues had moved into white neighborhoods and had had to face similar, murderous mobs. In an act of self-defense, someone inside the house shot out into the street, wounding one white man and killing another. The all the adults in the house, including Sweet’s wife, were taken to jail and charged with first-degree murder. "Arc of Justice" is the story of that night and its aftermath, particularly focusing on the trial of the Sweets and their eight companions on the charge of