Although the African American vote did not really matter, it was still the principle of them having that right that upset the white man. Some of the crimes that resulted in lynching were rape, arson, murder, and robbery. The crimes that could result in lynching started out simply regarding to lynching for rape or any form of disrespect towards a white woman or child. Then, the reasoning would change to make the lynching fit whatever condition was happening. One of the saddest discoveries from reading was that some people were lynched for no reason at all.
Also, the police officers are seen as crooked by African Americans because they have been known as lawbreakers instead of law-enforcers (Brunson 2007:85). For example, William described how the police took $300 from his cousin who they suspected of selling drugs. He explained: “[The police] took his money ‘cuz he had like a large amount of money on him, but he didn’t sell no drugs or
Mostly black people have been killed and it 's not right. Cops have been killing innocent black people and that 's just wrong. America has probably had 5 or more innocent deaths every year starting in 2014.Not just the family loses a loved one but the officer loses his job and is in prison for as long as they sentence him. It is understandable that kneeling for our National Anthem can be a sign of disrespect towards the ones who fought for our country, but the reasons that have just been given were great reasons why kneeling for the Anthem can be a positive thing. Maybe in a few years america can change and have no harmful things to races.
Police brutality is one of the most serious human rights violations in the United States. In the past five years the police have murdered and seriously injured unarmed and in some circumstances innocent people and have made people all over the world upset even resulting in the start of movements such as “#BlackLivesMatter and #HandsUpDon’tShoot”. Unreasonable shootings, fatal beatings, brutal choke holds, and excessive force has been some of the recent cases of police brutality in America. The problem is that more cases go unreported, than the ones that actually are. I believe police brutality is a crime protected by the government.
Sadly, when an officer uses their firearm, their objective is shoot to kill, not shoot to harm. Even though I don’t agree with the verdict of Eric Garner’s case, the police officer did not use a proper chokehold. Even though Garner kept saying that he could not breath, a cop cannot take that statement genuinely because of the what ifs. For example, what if Garner was faking that he could not breath so he could flee the scene, or what if he had a weapon. Although not all white cops are prejudice against black people, there is no denying that all police officers abuse their authority.
This quote is important because it allows me to understand that Jefferson has to die because he was the only person in the liquor store and was a black man. Jefferson didn 't do anything, but he was going to steal money from the cash register. Jefferson was there but at the wrong time. The police thought that it was Jefferson because he was black. Jefferson should of stand up for himself or told the judge that it wasn 't him.
In Nat Turner, Kyle Baker illustrates a part of history that textbooks merely gloss over. He gives names to the 55 whites who were murdered. However, it is impossible to mention all the names of the thousands of blacks that suffered because of the slave trade. But was Nat Turner’s revenge justified? Although Nat Turner’s rebellion is unjustifiable because so many were killed, he is not entirely to blame because white slaveholders denied him and other black people of basic rights which forced them to act out.
Racial bias in media affects everyone, whether it be directly or indirectly. Getting your information biased can bias your opinion, too. Even The Society Pages, who did a study on this, found that,”Biased reporting, in other words, changes the minds of viewers, literally” (Wade). If an average white person, who has little opinion about the colored race, sees a news report saying that four black men were arrested in a burglary investigation he probably would think much of it. If the pictures of those men were their mugshots after they had been dragged out of their homes, maybe even in the middle of the night, making them look menacing the white man might’ve thought that they were awful men.
N.W.A.- Fuck tha Police was made because police officers forced the group to lay face down in the street with guns to their heads. In the 80’s police brutality was at high, and young African American teens were there target. African Americans complained about police brutality but there were not cell phone cameras to capture the officers’ actions. So, if the case went to court it was a “he say she say battle”, and the police officer will win that battle. Unless you have experienced police brutality or racial profiling (DWB), you wouldn’t understand their complaints.
During Tom’s trial, the jury and the court are basing their decisions off of what Tom looks like; his skin color and not on what his actions were. Tom’s case eventually came to a decision on whether he was guilty or not. Despite all the evidence that showed he was innocent, he was still found guilty. Lately in the media, there have been a lot of news stories about police officers who claim to be “taking advantage of their badge” by shooting or arresting innocent people, most people that the police have claimed to arrest for no reason are black. Most people in society, ours and Maycomb, seem to be okay with this because they seem them as a threat; ad idea they’re basing off of
Well found out that White mob would lynched family members or friends if they could not find the suspect. This brother of the suspect is innocent and did not rape White women, however, he was hung because of the hatred White men hold toward his brother. This is not about punishing crime, but to control or oppress them to social, economical in the society. Wells also found that white were rarely lynched even though they committed a crime. She found out that lynching become an entertainment for people in the South.
No indictment. And the sad part is if I had known what I know now then I would have not been so surprised. This justice system is unfair, to all of its citzens, but more so black and brown citizens. Michael Brown and his family deserved for justice to brought. Some try and say that michael was a thug or like to bring up the fact that he had possible stolen something but the fact remains that an unarmed teen was killed by a police officer.
The records were clearly released was to see if he was a “bad person”, maybe even deserving of his murder. Another example is Tamir Rice, a twelve-year-old shot by police. Media revealed that Rice’s father had been convicted for abuse of women. This investigation received backlash for the same reason as Michael Brown: even if there was a history of violence, these black men (and child) were the victim, and their histories of violence did not justify what had happened. Despite this, they were being represented as suspects rather than
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.
Although the numbers have kept increasing, there had been eight confirmed law enforcement officers that were killed during separate shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, LA. These shootings were committed by African American assailants who were angry with the treatment of the African American community by law enforcement. What was ironic about the Castile shooting was that the police officer who shot him arrested him before for mistaken identity for an armed robbery while he was wrongfully booked to a Minnesota county jail. Despite the details about Castile’s tragic death are unclear, what is known for certain is that four days after his release, the exact same police officer saw Castile driving with a broken tail light and the at the next traffic light, the officer stopped, shot, and killed him while it was aired live for the world to see on Facebook by his girlfriend. These shootings in particular sparked nationwide protests and tension and hostility between law enforcement and the people of the