Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that. Mike Brown is the modern day Emmitt till, the six little girls burned in the church, and Trayvon Martin combined into one. The events that happened soon after arguably changed the lives of Ferguson citizens forever. Ferguson citizens was justified in their response due to the death of Mike Brown, police brutality, and the results of the indictment. The main cause of the riots that took place in Ferguson is the fact that Mike Brown was brutally gunned down by a white police office while he was unarmed and hands up.
July 6th, 2011, Derek Williams collapsed and died in the back of a squad car. John Franke, a former Milwaukee circuit court judge, did not file charges in the case because he believes there was not enough evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The community took to the streets to march against police brutality as well as the decision to not file charges against the officers. 75 to 100 people participated in a two-hour march that began at Wisconsin Avenue and 16th street and along streets in downtown Milwaukee. Marchers first went to the police department building and a man broke the window on the door of the building.
Even though it is supposed to be used as a memorial to fallen Civil war heroes, it is more commonly used as a hatred symbol in today’s society. This flag has caused many social issues throughout the country. On June 17th, 2015, Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. When he was convicted, he admitted to only serving the Confederate flag. Of course this terrible thing sparked numerous debates about the confederate flag being waved at public places.
Murder? And he practically walks away with a slap on the wrist? This tragedy and many more that followed sparked the movement of national protests and social media hashtags such as #BlackLivesMatter. Police are not being held accountable for their killings of unarmed people of color. Police are also unfairly targeting blacks.
The police shooting of Michael Brown and the unrest in Ferguson that followed was the first major protest that I followed closely on the news. I watched as police officers that looked like soldiers violently interrupted marches in Ferguson, and around the country. Then, I watched the collapse of Ferguson, Missouri’s unjust system of policing. At the time, I remember thinking that the voice of those that refused to remain silent against a racist institution invoked a progressive movement into the future. From that point forward, I understood that it was the voice of the people that would change unjust governmental practices.
The continuance of these problems had a disastrous effect on African Americans and their families. The Black Panthers Party eventually began to stand up for themselves and fight back. They strongly believed in self-defense. The party organized rallies around the police brutality against African Americans and made speeches about every social and political issue affecting black Americans on a national level. During the Jim Crow Era, whites and the police would brutalize those blacks that were attending the rallies.
Evil Everywhere With all of the violence in the past, and now the most recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, society is more scared than ever. Dylann Roof, proven to be a white supremacist, walked into a church in Charleston, South Carolina and killed innocent people. This incident hit home for so many Americans because not only did the innocent people die, but it was in one of the safest places imaginable, a church (Tauber, Michelle). Many believe that weapons are to blame for this, and others believe that racism is the main focal point. This is not the first of violent crimes in a local church.
Black Lives Matter is an activist movement in the United States. This movement began in 2013 after George Zimmerman shooting of a young black teen, Trayvon Martin. Black Lives Matter primarily protest against what is calls “police brutality” in the united states. They have protested against many African American deaths by the hands of police. Media organizations today refer to them as “a new civil rights movement”.
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.
What began as a peaceful protest into an aggressive disorder. Duggan's relatives and his colleagues initiated a protest from Broadwater Farm to affronting at Tottenham police station. Duggan's murdering appeared in public offense and circulates plenty of media publicizing (Bell, Jaitman and Machin 2014). Moreover, this has put the relations between Tottenham's blacks community and police got worse.
Recently, shocking dash-cam footage has resurfaced, showing a 17-year-old Laquan McDonald catching 16 shots by a Chicago police officer. The incident took place in 2004, but video has just surfaced on the Internet and in official’s hands. Chicago mayor has received criticism for taking so long to release surveillance video that showed a white Chicago police officer shooting at black teenager 16 times. After the occurrence, they detained a police officer and Garry McCarthy resigned from being Chicago police superintendent. The people continually criticized Emanuel’s supervision of the whole situation.
Can you imagine how it feels to no longer have your pride and joy with in a split second, due to the way they look? The exctuaray pain of a death of a child is a mother 's worst nightmare.They feel it is the only way to raise attention. In the city of Ferguson, Michael Brown was an unarmed black teen and was shot by police; this was the beginning of a wave of uprisings against police brutality nationwide. Michael Brown’s death proved how race played a role in the police system. The alteration was a interracial conflict.
"How has the NAACP and Civil Rights Movement affected America" No one will ever forget the Baltimore riots. Freddie Gray, the young man killed by Baltimore police, became the symbol for the brutality facing young Black men. As a young Black man, it was hard for me to stay off of social media during these incidents. The riots raged on and many non-Blacks sought to remind our population of what we’re not allowed to do. Many social media posts focused on the March on Washington, Selma, and peaceful sit-ins, and captioned their posts with the statement: “Why can’t Blacks be peaceful like the Civil Rights Movement.” Now, I felt that I had to control my temper.
Media corporations do not think about African American lives and the reputations they destroy. Rankine’s lyric “In Memory of Travon Martin,” addresses how racial profiling is not just done by the police, but by neighbors, which suggests that racism exists even among equals. Seventeen year old, Travon Martin was shot and killed in Florida in 2012 by George Zimmerman. Travon Martin had no criminal record and his wrongful murder infuriated the country as a whole, sparking nationwide protests. One year later, Zimmerman was convicted of second-degree murder.