While they were given a trial it was definitely not a fair one. The boys received bad legal representation, rushed trials, and all-white juries. The first time the boys were tried in court all but one of them was found guilty and sentenced to death. At the time a death sentence was a common punishment given to black men for any crime. Eight of the nine boys were sentenced to death even after medical evidence had proved that they had not raped the women on the train.
Rodney King Riots Protest Movement Paper On April 29, 1992, A week of non stop urban violence and mayhem erupted in the streets and cities of Los Angeles, the riots were commenced by the unjust trial that let the four white police officers set free of any charges. All four officers were captured on videotape beating on a black motorist named, Rodney King after a traffic stop gone wild. The Rodney King riots impacted society greatly by presenting the nations people with an understanding of how racism was still present in america. A reminder that "justice for all" was still a long way off being set in stone and to followed by most people. When the justice for Mr King was not given rightfully, the people from the streets who went through alike problems hear about it, they immediately want change.
Although some may say that racial profiling is not a problem but the fact that it leads to police brutality, racial profiling in its essence is discriminatory against all people of color proving that it is very unjust. For the past 10 year we have witnessed many different forms of racial profiling and police brutality. We have had many incidents including the Eric Garner case, the Trayvon Martin case, and the Rodney King case. These are all cases of police brutality taking into effect. For example, the day Trayvon Martin was killed, George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman responsible for Trayvon 's death, which according to https://www.cnn.com/2013/06/05/us/trayvon-martin-shooting-fast-facts/ “ calls 911 to report "a suspicious person" in the neighborhood, he is instructed not to get out of his SUV or approach the person, Zimmerman disregards the instructions.
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.
Vicious Violence You kept a straight face as you watched the news. There was another news report about a police officer that opened fire on an unarmed African American, resulting in a fatality. You then sighed as you turned off your television. Violence is responsible for more than 1.6 million deaths worldwide every year. Statistics show that violence is one of the leading causes of death in all parts of the world for people ages 15 to 44.
No police officers could turn them back, and they couldn 't beat them in front of the National Guard. These innocent, peacefully protesting people were injured and one was shot and killed. Jimmy Lee Jackson was a 20 year old who was protecting his grandma and mom. He was struck by a club, then shot with a gun. Over 50 people were injured and hospitalized.
The incident was not brought to court until 1992 where the police were not charged of any crime. Soon after the court ruled the officers guilty, the riots began to start on the streets of Los Angeles. Large groups of African Americans were lined up to protest the unfair and not justified answer they received. Whether it was it was destroying buildings or fighting someone, it was extremely brutal. It was counted that 55 people were killed and over 2,000 people were harmed.
In November 2013 three correctional officers beat an inmate who sustained life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized for 17 days. When officers tried putting Kevin Moore in the ward for the mentally ill, he refused saying he didn’t want his record depicting him as "a monster". Officers then forced Moore to the ground beating him with their fists and batons laughing while saying, "Who's a monster now?". A handful of Moore's dreadlocks had been ripped out an officer allegedly went back to retrieve them as "a trophy". The inmate came out of the fight with five fractured ribs, a collapsed lung, and facial fractures in multiple areas.
It all started in March 1991 when Rodney King was spotted speeding while drunk and led police on a high-speed pursuit. When King came to a halt, a witness caught on tape, four police officers beating King and submitted it to the authorities. The four police officers were found innocent and this verdict led to a riot by outraged African-Americans on 29 April 1992. Although the riots appear to be sudden and unplanned to many, the Los Angeles riots can be said to be a planned mishap waiting to happen as a result of several social conditions like poverty, racism and police brutality that caused dissatisfaction amongst the people, and the incident involving Rodney King was the breaking point. As Smyth (2006) suggests, “the Los Angeles Riots were not borne overnight.” As a result of the riots, Los Angeles suffered damages of around $1 billion and 53 people were killed, thousands were injured and 5,000 were arrested.
Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus is not only express the story of Eugene’s violence but also institutional and national also. Aunty Ifeoma and other lecturers who are tracked by the Sole Administrator and they are harassed and thrown out of the system. Papa- Eugene family’s bitter experiences are co-existed with the society’s illegal activities. On the day of Pentecost Sunday carries two brutal incidents. The first incident is Beatrice miscarriage and the second one is the public execution of three drug dealers.
Recently, there have been many cases involving police brutality against African Americans in which some had costed their lives. Some actions taken by these officers are questionable to be justified or not. In July 2014, Marlene Pinnock, a 51 year old woman at that time, was arrested by a California Highway Patrol officer for walking next to a freeway. The officer straddles her to the ground and repeatedly struck Pinnock 's head with his fists (Williams 106).
‘I can’t breathe.’ Eric Garner utters pleas for desistance eleven times before succumbing to strangulation. White police officers sustained him in a violent chokehold for fifteen seconds on the sidewalk of a New York City street, ultimately inhumanely butchering the life of the forty-three-year-old. Garner was an unarmed African American and was only confronted by police for a misdemeanor of peddling untaxed, loose cigarettes. The African American community has been suffocated from their inalienable rights as a result of the unjust racial profiling by white police officers. The abrupt increase in unarmed African American police brutality is cause for concern.
Many can recall videos of policemen repeatedly bludgeoning the skull of a defenseless man or angrily strangling a neighborhood peacemaker gasping for air. Another many, though a lesser one, remember, if the beating was not too severe, the cracks of police batons on their heads and backs. In today’s United States, reports of police brutality flood police departments by the thousands each month. A mistrust so great in officers has never before been recorded, but this phenomenon is no stranger to American citizens. For at least the last forty-five years, reports of wanton police brutality have regularly surfaced.
Another form of discrimination is police brutality to black minorities. Black minorities in the United states of america are beaten, violated and murdered by officers of the law that sword to protect and serve them. Police brutality is an issue that needs to be stopped. One example of police brutality was the incident regarding Michael Brown. Michael Brown was a 18 year old African American that was fatally shot by a white officer by the name of Darren Wilson.
In the year 2015 alone 776 African Americans were killed by police officers of this 776, 161 were unarmed and shot by police officers with malicious intents. As far back as the 1800’s black people have been oppressed and brutalized for being seen as the inferior race. Many white people at the time disliked black people and for that reason lots of conflicts and tension was brought about. This also brought a lot of cases involving police brutality and racism from whites towards blacks. Both racism and police brutality can be seen in the movie “Do the Right Thing” directed by spike lee.