Being an adolescent, who is in fact african american writing this essay, of course the first case which caught my attention was the 2012 Trayvon Martin case. Note, Trayvon was not killed by a member of law enforcement, rather, he was killed by a vigilante. But although Trayvon was not killed by a member of law enforcement this stirred up attention across america especially in the african american community concerning the law and members of its enforcement (judges, lawyers, police officers etc.) Following Trayvon’s death, deaths of other african americans by police officers started receiving national attention. Deaths of victims such as Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and others were being talked about nationwide following the death of Trayvon.
Natty refuses to let anyone in and stands in front of his door with his shot gun. Natty ends up getting arrested but ironically gets rescued by Oliver and Elizabeth. SUMMARY Judge temple, in my opinion, was taken advantage of by everyone except Oliver. Oliver was the innocent one who was minding his own business in the woods when he was shot. He did not want to take the Judges help because he didn 't trust him.
Over 50 people were injured and hospitalized. A couple people died months later because of their injuries. These marchers were not interrupting anybody or bothering anything and the police officers had to take action. They were on the sidewalk of the highway and away from the officers and others. The officers thought they were going to do something bad so they took
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).
Reid advocated he would get out the car and on the ground ensuring the officers that he didn’t have anything but Days stated not to and made a remark, “Reid would be dead if he reaches for anything.” Officer Warley fired one shot and “did not hit anything” according to the prosecutor’s office but Days fired seven shots that struck Reid repeatedly. At the time, Reid was waiting for a settlement for being severely beaten in jail after a 2009 arrest. Both officers were on leave with pay, which later led to the conclusion to not charge the two officers, but it was noticeable that he was shot by Officer Days. Do our lives really
Racial Tension in Michael Brown 's case On August 9, 2014, eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot by Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting caused protests and has drawn the world’s attention because Michael Brown was an unarmed black man while Darren Wilson is a white police officer. People believe Michael Brown’s shooting involves a racial tension between blacks and whites since Brown was unarmed and surrendered. In Ferguson, the majority of people are African Americans, and the majority of police officers are white. On the night of the shooting incident, Brown was walking home and confronted by Wilson because Wilson thought Brown was suspicious.
There are about 5,000 to 8,000 members in the U.S. today. Trial of Josephus Anderson was when an African American was charged with murder of a white police officer. The local KKK was upset because they didn’t reach a verdict, they believed that they couldn’t because some of the jury members were African American On May 17th, 2000, the FBI announced the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing was done by the KKK splinter group (Cahaba Boys). There were 4 men involved Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry. Cash was dead, Blanton and Cherry were arrested.
It has come to my attention that not everyone is this world is receiving equality and getting justice. Over the last few years the numbers of innocent people especially African Americans being killed have risen dramatically. The whole Black Lives Matter issue started after George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the killing of Trevon martin. Once that situation took place everything started to go downhill and police brutality just kept getting worse towards the African race. If everyone would look at people the same instead of by the color of their skin they maybe things could go a lot smoother and innocent people would not be getting killed.
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).