The Rodney King incident took place 23 years ago, however the issue of police brutality against African American men persists today. Even when verite video that captures the incident from start to finish and audio is heard from both parties, police are continuously let off. Lets take for example the contemporary 2014 incident, in which a police officer placed African American male Eric Garner in, what looked like a chokehold, which ultimately killed him in the streets of New York City – all caught on video by a passerby’s cellphone. After considering everything seen and heard in the video, including Garner claiming 11 times “I can’t breathe”, a jury decided to not indict the officer. The autopsy examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide, explaining the death was caused by compression of the neck and chest (Calabresi, 2014).
Even though Garner was unarmed, one of the police officers physically took him into custody by putting him in a choke-hold, which caused Garner to die from lack of air. The police officer was not charged for Garner’s death, even though Garner died from the result of the choke-hold. In July of 2015, Dylann Storm Roof, a white male, allegedly killed nine African-Americans in a shooting. However, in this case, the police officers reacted quite differently. Photographs show police officers “respectfully handling Roof, protecting him from photographers, and providing him with a bullet-proof vest” (Noman).
Albert W. Florence, the petitioner in this case, was initially arrested in 1998 and charged with use of a deadly weapon and obstruction of justice (Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, Opinion, I). He pled guilty to two lesser counts and was ordered to make monthly payments to cover his fine. However, as stated in the Opinion of the Court, he did not keep up with his payments, and a warrant was issued for his arrest in 2003. Florence paid the rest of his fine only days later. However, when he and his wife were pulled over in Burlington County, New Jersey, in 2005, the state trooper’s computer system still had Florence’s warrant, so he arrested and transported him to Burlington County Detention Center.
In order to evacuate the hospital in the time frame given to him by the state police, Cook gave Pou instructions on how kill four ICU patients who were obese. Pou defends her actions by stating she was only making the patients comfortable, in a sense that if they allowed the patients to live through the next day it would be as if the patients were living in hell. In July 2006 the doctor and the nurses in connection with the death of the patients were arrested but the charges were later dropped.
He was repeatedly kicked, one man hoisted a car stereo over his head. He was doused with gasoline, stripped down and spray painted black as he laid semi-conscious. The riot began due to the beating of Rodney King by police officers that where then acquitted. In this event there was an event that caught my eye. Lopez was spray painted black; in my opinion I feel
A Lesson Before Dying Review Nine several weeks ago I finished reading through A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. I initially gave it a four-star rating since i felt it had been missing in showing Jefferson’s side from the story. For those who have never read A Lesson Before Dying, the storyline is all about a youthful guy who had been in prison for killing a liquor store owner throughout a robbery and it was performed. Jefferson is really a youthful guy who 's referred to to be “slow” and who follows two teenagers in to the liquor store. Jefferson claims that certain of these two males was the one which wiped out the liquor store owner.
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.
Another example, is the case of “Los Quemados”, the burned one, which is a gruesome crime against two teenager’s Rodrigo Rojas de Negri and Carmen Gloria Quintana. The Chilean army officer and his subordinates set Rodrigo and Carmen on fire and then left them in a ditch to die because they had attended a street protest against the military control. Carmen survived the attack with severe burns, however Rodrigo died after fighting for his life for four days and doctors at the clinic say he
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.
It is sad to even think about it now. The two men that murdered little Emmett was the husband of the girl that he talked to in the store, and the man’s cousin. “African American from Chicago, is brutally murdered for flirting with a white woman four days earlier. His assailants-the white woman’s husband and her brother-made Emmett carry a 75-pound cotton-gin fan to the bank of the Tallahatchie River and ordered him to take off his clothes. The two men then beat him nearly to death, gouged out his eye, shot him in the head, and then threw his body, tied to the cotton-gin fan with barbed wire, into the River.” ( website history).
In the courtroom here on Tuesday, the current district attorney, Johnson Britt (no relation to the original prosecutor), citing his obligation to “seek justice,” not simply gain convictions, said he would not try to prosecute the men again because the state “does not have a case.” Mr. McCollum was 19 and Mr. Brown was 15 when they were picked up by the police in Red Springs, a town of fewer than 4,000 people in the southern part of the state, on the night of Sept. 28, 1983. The officers were investigating the murder of Sabrina Buie, 11, who had been raped and suffocated with her underwear crammed down her throat, her body left in a soybean field. No physical evidence tied Mr. McCollum or Mr. Brown, both African-American, as was the victim, to the crime. But a local teenager cast suspicion on Mr. McCollum, who with his half brother had recently moved from New Jersey and was considered an