This is what started the Blue Lives Matter movement, a movement for police officers to be protected. Due to a spike in police deaths the government imposed harsher laws against assaulting, harming, or killing a police officers. The BLM community is concerned because they feel like they are taking a step backwards in the relationships between the community and its people with the local police officers. Lots of people are saying that the movement is unjust because they believe that “All Lives Matter,” but the movement is just simply pointing out that African Americans are being wrongfully targeted and killed. The movement is trying to prove that all of our lives should be equal not one life is better than the
Newton, the son of a Louisiana family that relocated to Oakland, California and Robert George “Bobby” Seale met in the early sixties while both were attending Meritt Junior College in West Oakland. Bobby Seale being a member of RAM (Revolutionary Action Movement) and Newton and Seals being active in Black politics. They were both involved in a college-based group called the Soul Students Advisory Committee for several years before they came together to form the Panthers in Oakland, California, in October 1966. The experiences they had in college were formative in the creation of the beliefs of the Panthers as those experiences led them toward rejecting the viewpoint of what they called the “cultural nationalists” this caused the creation of the Ten Point program although similar to the Bill of rights in the us constitution it emphasized their movement from pursuing civil rights to a reconstructed American society. The panthers idealism was simple we only have ourselves because “they” meaning the government that held them from the natural human rights granted to all in the U.S. constitution and the bill of rights ended the party with the realization of that “they” don’t care.
The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South. Their actions spoke louder than words and it seemed as though they were begging to be put in their place. African Americans were not to be punished, if anything it was the white men. They enslaved African Americans, beat, and battered them for years yet when they finally get their freedom it’s as though life will never continue to flourish. The South proved that they needed probation that was never forced upon them.
To all the ways that the system intentionally attempts to leave black people deprived of their dignity, and human rights. There are 23 active Black Lives Matter chapters who all have one common goal to end racial profiling, police brutality, demilitarization of state police departments, and the mass incarceration of black males. Nearly 2.8 million black people are locked in prison, 1 in every 15 African American men are incarcerated. Versus 1 in every 106 white men, this wide margin shows the mistreatment that man of color receives. The Black Lives Matter movement will always remain as long as America still has its prejudice ways.
We discussed his short goals.long term goals,and plans after college.he plans on finishing college and receive a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. After undergraduate school he plans to work towards receiving a master 's degree and becoming a criminal investigator in the metro atlanta area.To conclude the interview ,he expressed his opinion concerning issues that his group is confronting right now.He said that the most serious issues we are confronting at this moment is police brutality. he elaborated on how police officers abuse how much power they have. The police vow to protect the nation ,yet they make African Americans feel like an target. Watching our own race being beaten and even killed by police shows the injustice of how they
Today we live in a society where safety doesn 't come without a cost. We thought the Martin Luther King Jr speeches were over and the changes had been established, but needless to say we as a black society continues to live in fear ,vulnerability and scrutiny just because the of color of our skin and not the content of our character. Why must black boys and men feel apprehensive at the sight of the police? Why should mothers of black boys fear their child 's life could be exterminated anytime they walk out the front door,from those who should be there to protect them. Police Brutality ranges from assault and battery to mayhem, torture, and murder.
Especially African Americans, but in our recent history we have up all race crimes. I think this is due to the things our political leaders are saying. Many of them are trying to help, but they also say some racist things that ignite race wars. (Fighting for freedom) Many of our mass shootings in that occurs because of police shootings are because of race. There is wrong on both sides, but a majority of the time is black on white shooting, whether is the cop killing the citizen or the citizen killing the cop.
In the past and the present we have seen what type of power the police have. In the story Kaffir Boy, the police had power over the people and would constantly raid the neighborhood and check if they had their passbook in order.“And the chances of it being in order at all times were nil, for I knew that, as with my father, the authorities would always find something wrong with my pass” (Mark Mathabane 100). At such a young age Mark recognized the value of having your passbook in order, but he also recognized the privilege whites had over them. Blacks had to map out their lives and future to accommodate with the police because they lived in fear. In the story, their right to teach English was taken away.
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. Wilson was violent toward Brown and shot Brown several times even though Brown had already surrendered and put up his hands in the air. People who are on Brown’s side claim that a white police officer abused his power, and a sign of race discrimination among police officers.
This is used in modern police forces to victimize blacks and other minorities who are thrown to the greed filled prison system in the United States (Scott, 2014). Finally, I am very interested in the future of just forms of punishment for wrongful police officers that target our African American men and women. The lives of slain African Americans in the 21st century, and racist acts committed in “patrols” in the Deep South during slavery can open our eyes to finding new ways to ensure that officers will be punished for racial profiling. These officers should also be held responsible for the killings of innocent and unarmed African Americans that they commit. This can be accomplished by making sure the criminal justice system takes appropriate measures to look at all evidence.