In the past few days another unarmed black male was shot and killed by a white officer. His name was Terrance Crutcher. Betty Shelby, the white officer identified by police as the one who shot Crutcher, was not the only officer to draw a weapon on him. With three officers standing in a line behind Terence Crutcher and at least one more officer standing several feet behind them, the video shows, his body falls to the pavement. The officer 's attorney says she was afraid Crutcher was reaching for a weapon when she opened fire.
The story of Ronald Gene Simmons. On the 22nd of December, 1987 the worst mass murder in Arkansas history took place. A man by the name of Ronald Gene Simmons went on a killing spree. He started off by killing his wife, kids, and his three year old granddaughter, but it didn’t stop there. He killed his family and quite a few harmless townspeople because he went insane, because why else would you kill harmless people?
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.
“Local officials openly approve of these killings…”. Another example of violence against LGBTQ+ is the story of Larry King. On February 12, 2008, This 15-year-old was killed and murdered brutally because he just asked his murderer to be his valentine. How was he killed, you may ask? He was shot twice in the head by a fellow student, Brandon McInerney.
New York City— NYPD officer Peter Liang reacts on February 11 as a guilty verdict is read during his manslaughter and official misconduct trial for fatally shooting an unarmed black man, Akai Gurley, in a darkened public housing stairwell in 2014. The verdict meant the rookie cop was automatically fired from his job and could face up to 15 years in jail. Nationwide, outrage over police shootings and interactions with minority communities has spurred protests and turned the Black Lives Matter movement into a presidential campaign
In 2012, Trayvon Martin was walking home, unarmed, with his hood up and his hands in his pockets. Local neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, saw him as a “threat” and took it upon himself to use lethal force against him. Campaign Zero reported that in 2014 “police killed at least 253 unarmed people and 91 people who were stopped for mere traffic violations”. The police brutality continues to escalate creating despair within the community. Martin’s case, along with Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson and the massacre at the Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, became catalysts for the Black Lives matter Movement.
From the #RiseUp October last month, a long series of destruction in New York has attempted to shut down Rikers Island and called an end to the police terror worldwide. A large number of Family Members of the unfortunate participated in a march joined with students, pastors, activists, and public speakers like Dr. Cornel West and Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino against the Brutality of the Police Force. The newest research tells that the number of U.S. police officers are charged with fatal shooting has hit the highest level in a decade. A dozen officers has been charged with Manslaughter this year, up from the average of about five a year 2005 to 2014. The second example of a way to improve Law Enforcement is to protect the children from certain police officers so they will not feel frightened or
Luckily, a Kent State professor talked them out of it. He begged them! Photographs of the dead students/protestors at Kent State were exhibited in newspapers and periodicals worldwide amplifying the sentiment against the United States’ invasion of Cambodia and the Vietnam War. The shootings led to 450 college campuses closing across the United States. Shortly after the Kent State shootings, a banner was hung out of a window at New York University stating “They Can’t Kill Us All!” On May the 8th, eleven people were bayoneted at the University of New Mexico and shortly after that 100,000 people demonstrated in Washington, D.C.
First and foremost, I believe that everyone can work together and not fight all the time. What is sad is that when people are getting killed by their race like the 17 year old Brian ogle suffered 3 skull fractures after getting beaten up at an ace hardware store in the parking lot on September 30.Police arrested Quartez Walker 20 years,Bobby Brown 19 years,La Noah Ealy jr.18 years and Daceon Nix,20 years.The stupid thing is that he got beaten up just for saying blue lives matter on facebook. It just scares me to see a 17 year old kid getting beaten up for just saying that blue lives matter.
In April 2007, mobs attacked a church with 150 people mourning the death of a gay man and when police arrived, witnesses reported the police socialized with the mob, allowed them to continue their attacks, and only took action to search the cars of the gay men leaving (Human rights watch). In 2007, Jamaican LGBT activist group J-Flag reported that between February and July, 98 members of the LGBT community were targeted in 43 separate mob attacks— most of which were not investigated