With this being said, when an officer guns down an unarmed civilian, the media is all over that case. Very rarely does the officers point of view get to be included in the news cast and the main focus is always on the victim’s death. The issue with the media is often the news title. For example, “African American teen shot dead by police in Porterville”. The title of the news articles is usually misleading in order to interest the viewer into watching the news.
The Case of Michael Brown On August 9, 2014, an eighteen year-old, Michael Brown was shot by Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting caused protests and has drawn the world’s attention because Michael Brown is an unarmed, black man while Darren Wilson is a white police officer. Cases like police officers shot citizens happened before, but this case has drew attention to the world because the officer is white and the victim is a black man.
Police officers are entitled to care and protect the citizens of the country? In recent news, white male police officers have corrupted their use of power and used unnecessary, excessive force against African American males. Police brutality with African Americans resulted in the Walter Scott case, Michael Brown case, Trayvon Martin Case, and Eric Garner case. The following cases are referred to as racist to the public because of white male police officers are doing avoidable acts to African American males. The justifications induced rioting and protesting in the community of the African American males.
This made everyone open their eyes to police brutality and whether it’s real or not. But way before Mike Brown got killed and even afterwards there were still police incidents happening. On February 17th after the cops were issued to always have their dash cams on, an incident happened with a eighteen year old teenager named Cortez Bufford. He was pulled over for his car looking like a car that was at a scene of a shooting. When asked to exit the vehicle, he was forced out instead and pulled to the ground.
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.
JHG states, “I wonder how she would feel if she learned that the Negro before whom she has behaved in such an unladylike manner was habitually a white man” (51). This is not how any human being should ever have to be treated. No matter who you are or what you do, everyone should be treated as equal persons. In the story Blink, a police shooting is told in much detail, whether than how it is told by media.
This article was written by Cody Ross and published in the Social Forum journal, a peer reviewed journal. It is reliable as it has already been peer reviewed and cites many other sources throughout it. In the article, it says that there is a racial disparity in police violence against white people and black people. It attempts to support how black people are unfairly the victims of police brutality as compared to white people. It brings up statistics as to how unarmed black people are much more likely to be shot than unarmed white people are when it comes to dealing with the police.
Social Inequalities 1: A social inequality that comes from Police brutality is a social class issue. Because once a citizen is labeled a criminal he or she no longer fit into society's social norm of being a good citizen (Ferris and Stein, 2014). This causes the citizen to lose prestige and social standing as well as job
On November 2 2015 Jonathan Butler, an alumnus of Mizzou University, announced his decision to go on a hunger strike until Wolfe( the president of Mizzou) took his concerns, as well as the concerns of activist group Concerned Student 1950, seriously. Butler stated "Students are not able to achieve their full academic potential because of the inequalities and obstacles they face", this is due to race and diversity in the University. There was several incidents that led up to Butler announcing his hunger strike. First, on August 9, 2014 a White Officer fatally killed unarmed African- American Michael Brown.
What would you do if you saw a family member get beaten down by a cop for no reason? In this essay I will be talking about police brutality. It will be about the ways police brutality affects the world, how it starts, and how to stop it. Police brutality hurts the world because it is cruel things that happen to people and there is no one to stop it. Police brutality hurts families around the world because their siblings are either hurt or killed for no reason.
How long will we continue to reject the fact that it is racism that fuels police brutality in the United States? Racism has been a topic of in the media each day in the country. Police brutality is happening everywhere and has become more commonplace with the increase of racist police officers who are a part of a corrupt system that targets the African-American male population. Police are not killing blacks because the crimes they commit are threatening, but because of the color of their skin and the way they look. Whites are rarely killed because they appear to be innocent to the police.
One cannot deny that there is a problem with racism. As seen on the TV and heard on the radio, the color of your skin has been a problem for a while for some people. I am here to change that. The color of your skin should not define who you are. My mom is black while my dad is white.
I want to make an argument that racially-motivated police brutality is unfair. Police brutality is a use of unjustified force that can cause serious injury or even death. When it comes to situations where an unarmed black man was killed by a police officer, it hits the news fast and people pay more attention. The racism that comes from police is a sign of oppression to specific groups. This needs to come to attention because instead of reacting with public riots, we as a society need to be more proactive about changing the racism of police brutality.
My research question is what should law enforcement agency do to reduce police brutality and discrimination problem? The concern I have with my research proposal is that it’s too to wide spread and I have to find a way to narrow down the paper to one subject. I need to focus on one popular and important topic that society is really concern about.
This effects their lives and how they act in society on a daily basis. The public services are supposed to serve the public and make them feel safe and protected not scared, however police brutality only seems to be getting worse and reports say that the police use excessive physical violence which only contributes towards these allegations, many others have also noted that police brutality doesn’t just stop at physical abuse it includes emotional and sexual violence as well as verbal assault and psychological intimidation. A researcher called Bandes argues that the term brutality conveys more than police misconduct he says “it is police conduct that is not merely mistaken, but taken in bad faith, with the intent to dehumanize and degrade its