His attacker George Zimmerman- a neighborhood watch member- reportedly shot and killed Martin merely yards from his home. Similar to Trayvon Martin, Mike brown was an unarmed teenager who was brutally killed by police. “The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager Saturday by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb came after a struggle for the officer’s gun…” ( Mike Brown NY Times Article). Hundreds of community members gathered to peacefully rally for a better investigation of his death, and in response police brought K-9 enforcements and weapons, if that isn 't a despicable representation of police force, I don 't know what
What the police assumed was a real gun, happened to be a pretend gun. The shooting of Tamir sent the country and African American community into complete outrage. African Americans were upset because countless innocent people continue to get killed by police officers. Fast forward to today, the city of Cleveland has granted the family of Tamir a settlement for six million dollars (htt). This is said to be the largest settlement in police related lawsuit history, although the city does not admit to any wrongdoing
Once incapacitated, Slager is seen approaching the lifeless body of Walter Scott and planting his taser nearby. Of course, it’s easy to see that Slager’s story does not match up with the truth. After being shocked by the massive differences between Slager’s story and what the video showed to be true, Slager was then tried and found guilty of the murder of Walter Scott (“Former South Carolina Police Officer”). Had the benefits of a body camera been
He was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, MO. Brown’s story sparked a civil rights movement causing riots within the community. There had been reports of a local convenience store that had been robbed. According to footage Brown and a friend had assaulted the convenience store clerk. The police were called and dispatch gave descriptions of the assailants.
In 2015, 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was brutally murdered because of gang retaliation. Tyshawn’s father is a high ranking member of a rival gang; whom they had supposedly shot the brother and mother in a car of one of the suspects. The initial retaliation of Lee was to kidnap him and cut off his ears and fingers. Instead Lee was led off the playground by (witnesses say) (LINK 9) a man.
The Brinks Robbery took place in Nanuet, New York on October 20, 1981. The Robbers were by Jeral Wayne Williams, Donald Weems, Samuel Brown, Samuel Smith, Nathaniel Burns, Cecilio Ferguson, David Gilbert, Judith Alice Clark, Kathy Boudin, and Marilyn Buck, and some unknown accomplices. The robbers stole a total of $1.6 million from an armored car at the Nanuet Mall. In the first skirmish between the robbers and the authorities, two police officers and a Brinks armor car guard were killed. There were a couple more gun fights later on between the Brink’s robbers and the police.
As she was on the phone with a dispatcher, the man came back into the store and robbed her. The second witness, Kevan Baker, pulled into the station and heard bangs on the station’s window and saw a man struggling with a woman. As Baker approached the gas station, the murderer threatened him and took off. When police searched the area, they found De Luna not far from the station. He was shirtless and shoeless in a puddle of water and screamed, “Don’t shoot!
Lola Akingbade, a St. Louis resident and third year student of Northeastern University, took action after the event of Brown’s death from Officer Wilson. In the event, 18-year old Michael Brown, a black teenager, was shot, unarmed, by white police officer Darren Wilson. This stirred a few problems, but mainly racial issues. Many African-Americans took to violence and started rampaging throughout Missouri. After these protests and riots, Lola decided to survey the people of St. Louis for their opinion on racial issue.
Along with Baldwin’s opinions, he includes several historical facts that support his reasoning for being on the forefront of fighting for civil rights. The first situation he describes is when his friend Tony Maynard was falsely accused of a crime and put in jail. Lewis M. Steel, the man who tried Tony’s case wrote in an article that “Maynard had been wrongfully accused of a 1967 shotgun killing in Greenwich Village, convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to ten to twenty years. Using a shotgun as the murder weapon was completely out of character for this stylish man with an artist’s sensibility” (Steel). When Baldwin heard about this, he became more angry with the Americans than before, increasing the oppression of the African-Americans.
Also, there was the John Crawford accident in 2014 who was on the phone with his mother of his kids when he was shot and killed by police for being suspected as a dangerous shooter. These incidents have led to very damaging riots like the one in Ferguson, Missouri because Michael Brown was shot and killed after bullying a store clerk. A much more recent episode of rioting took place in Baltimore, Maryland after the death of Freddie Gray who was manhandled and not given medical assistance after being brutalized. During one account where an officer attacked a black man, the department stated that it had nothing to do with race but the man feels differently. Across the nation and all over social media many have given their opinions about these issues with the majority saying that the government really needs to step in and help the situation.
He was then kicked, tazed and abused by eight on scene officers. Another instance of police brutality is the shooting and killing of Vonderrit Deondre Myers Jr. He was a teen that got chased down and confronted by an off duty officer. They got into a scuffle then when the victim ran away from the officer he let off five through seven shots.
In New Orleans there was a mob lynching in response to a shootout between officers Mora and Cantrelle along with two black men, Robert Charles and Leonard Pierce (Green and Gabbidon, 2000). Wells Barnett stated Charles and Pierce were victims of police brutality (Green and Gabbidon, 2000). Charles killed Officer Mora and Pierce was shot and taken into custody. Charles was a wanted man for fleeing the scene and that was when the lynch mob formed in New Orleans (Green and Gabbidon, 2000). It was a four day man-hunt before Charles was spotted and shot multiple times.
They will be asked questions about is it about the ratings is that why the always make sure to broadcast only shootings most of the time when it deals with African Americans. City of Sherwood Chief Jim Bedwell will be interview on his thoughts of racial shootings. He will always be asked questions about how the city of Sherwood is known for racial profiling African Americans. I had a friend that was a Police Officer for Sherwood and he was fired refusing to go with a story from fellow Officers about how a African American male was treated by them while he was in custody.
The topic that I chose to research is the “use of force” by the police specifically in the case of Michael Brown. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, a northern suburb of St. Louis. Brown, an 18-year-old black male, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, 28, a white Ferguson police officer. The disputed circumstances of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old sparked existing tensions in the predominantly black city, where protests and civil unrest erupted.
From 1976 to 1977, the streets of New York City were engulfed in fear that was a result of a single serial killer attacking random, innocent victims. David Berkowitz, commonly known as ‘The Son Of Sam’ was responsible for the deaths of 6 people and leaving several other injured as a result of his ruthless attacks. David catapulted New York City into a panic when he began targeting college students and couples at random using his infamous .44 caliber handgun. He had made claims that his neighbor had been telling him to kill and that he received these messages through his neighbor Sam Carr’s dog. He had believed that he was merely a messenger, and that it was his job to carry out the killings as he was instructed to do by Carr’s dog.