This is what started the Blue Lives Matter movement, a movement for police officers to be protected. Due to a spike in police deaths the government imposed harsher laws against assaulting, harming, or killing a police officers. The BLM community is concerned because they feel like they are taking a step backwards in the relationships between the community and its people with the local police officers. Lots of people are saying that the movement is unjust because they believe that “All Lives Matter,” but the movement is just simply pointing out that African Americans are being wrongfully targeted and killed. The movement is trying to prove that all of our lives should be equal not one life is better than the
By calling him “Youth” and “Bobo” the speaker didn’t want people to focus on his skin color, but rather that he was just a kid. The authors most important thing he did in his article was the tittle “The Shocking Story of Approved Murder in Mississippi”. The author was asking for his audience to take action against the approval of Bobo’s murder. Bradford succeeded in his attempts for people to sympathize for Bobo and want justice for his murder. He had exposed the truth about Mississippi, by showing people that lynching’s still happened and that there needs to be a change.
The Scottsboro Trials and To Kill a Mockingbird In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the famous father named Atticus says “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it (Judith 2). This quote is said during a time of intense racism. “Not long after Obama took office, the National Urban League released its 2009 State of Black America report. The findings showed that racial inequities continued in employment, housing, health care, education, criminal justice, and other areas” (Buckley 1). This essay will primarily focus on the criminal justice area of this when discussing the Scottsboro trials and comparing the trials to the famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
The state of South Carolina has followed the nation’s trend of increasing police brutality against minority groups. African Americans are the most targeted minority for police brutality. The first official slave patrol was formed in South Carolina and was a prelude to the modern police department. The fact that modern police departments has its roots in what was a racist practice of monitoring and beating African American slaves into submission or preventing the escape of slaves from their white owners it is not a stretch for a modern South Carolinian police department to have retained a racist attitude. There have been several instances of law enforcement officers being accused and convicted for abusing their power.
There’s a lot going on about the world and how cops use excessive force when it comes to taking down the bad guy.This topic focuses on the black lives matter movement because they are letting cops get away with murder because the color of their skin and they wear a blue uniform with a badge. In many cases such as Michael Brown, Christian Thomas, and the little African American who the cop threw out the chair in SC. where the authority use excessive force to make their position clear in the society, but they do it too extreme and not needed. While sometime the amount of force is needed to withstand the victim , police abuse their authority in many cases because they can and is not needed but racial bias is playing a part. In many cases, the use of excessive force is needed, but also in many cases it’s not.
Web. 08 Oct. 2015. In his article "Police Brutality against Black Males" From Liberty Voice blog, Tyler Cole, staff writer at Guardian Liberty Voice and advocate for Civil Rights, expresses his thought on "police brutality and excessive force toward Black men" (n.p.). He
His argument understands the social epidemic of police killings on the emotional and psychological well-being of Black males to put an end to police killings. “From the failure of national data collection monitoring systems to accurately capture the number of cases of extrajudicial killings by police, to the reluctance of the criminal justice system to appropriately indict police officers who intentionally profile and purposefully use deadly force, the United States faces a crisis in the policing system, and the most vulnerable victims are Black males” (Hakim
The #BlackLivesMatter development has started across the country dissents and has brought issues to light worldwide about the unequal treatment of dark individuals by police in the United States. Tuning in to the voices from the development — and gaining from the passing of Eric Garner and the arrangement of different passings of unarmed dark men — obviously two issues should be tended to: racial profiling and police utilization of over the top power. Both cross paths with the U.S. Constitution, yet stay normal practices in law implementation, again and again with grievous outcomes. For Garner's situation, for instance, police focused on him for the insignificant wrongdoing of offering free cigarettes — the kinds of violations dark individuals
Leonard Pitts Jr is the writer behind ‘What can I do?’ a powerful article about the police brutality toward African American males. The issue that is presented in this article center around the numerous cases where an unarmed African American males were killed by police officers majority of them white for undignified reasons. The authors position on this issue is police brutality on African American that led to the killings of over five males were injustice. Mr. Pitts would like to hear from the readers to find ways to prevent any more incident of racial motivated police brutality, he hopes this will help make a change. The reason the author feel so strongly about the issue surrounding excessive force against African American is because there
EJ Brown “was inspired by a photograph he saw of Ferguson police shooting victim Michael Brown dressed in his graduation gear, and felt that the image illustrated the contrast between the perception and reality of being an African American college graduate” he used this opportunity to shed some light and positivity against the stereotypical ideas held to black individuals through the use of graduation cap and gown and a criminal slate (Neuendorf, 1). After witnessing an unarmed black male be shot in the back by a police officer on the news, Brown felt he must express his anger through art to convey his message. He felt frustration towards how the media conveyed the blame onto the victims rather than the officers who committed the killing. Through how the media represents the information,
As I go further throughout this chapter, I began to realize this chapter is about judgment of character, where you from and the ongoing justice for black lives. One of the interesting things about this chapter is where it explains the situation where the police commissioner is dealing with his fellow officers, as they wonder what side is he actually on. Which was also confusion. For example, where the police commissioner would visit the community park and the gym, where the truce meetings were held. The confusion part of this chapter was that he would actually talk the gang members, some gave him the okay to communicate and some wanted to kill him, because of the obvious, of him being a cop.
The media loves to exploit any story where they can throw the race card and this case is a huge example of this. In the video, “How Racist are Ferguson Police?” it states that police in Ferguson have “established clear racial disparities that adversely impact African Americans” but people seem to ignore the fact that the reason Michael Brown was alerted to the police in the first place was because he committed theft. When a police officer sees a person who fits the description of a criminal it is his job to address the issue, and that is what officer Darren Wilson did. Brown went after Wilson and there is factual evidence of Brown’s blood being found on the gun and in the car of Officer Wilson. Wilson did not shoot Brown because he was black, but because he was dealing with a criminal who was posing a threat to his life.
During the Jim Crow Era, whites and the police would brutalize those blacks that were attending the rallies. The Black Panthers continued to fight back. Malcolm X stated in a one of his famous speeches that "the time has come to fight back in self-defense whenever the black man is being unjustly and unlawfully attacked (“The Black Panther Party Fights for Equality.” 123helpme.com 22 Apr 2016
In the past and the present we have seen what type of power the police have. In the story Kaffir Boy, the police had power over the people and would constantly raid the neighborhood and check if they had their passbook in order.“And the chances of it being in order at all times were nil, for I knew that, as with my father, the authorities would always find something wrong with my pass” (Mark Mathabane 100). At such a young age Mark recognized the value of having your passbook in order, but he also recognized the privilege whites had over them. Blacks had to map out their lives and future to accommodate with the police because they lived in fear. In the story, their right to teach English was taken away.