Police brutality remains a common yet controversial topic around the world. Police brutality is “the use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians” (thelawdictionary.org). It’s a topic that segregates communities and makes each other their enemy. Specifically, a white officer has been the enemy of the black community. Unfortunately, the tension between police and blacks grew over the past few decades.
Police brutality is a common thing going on in today’s society everywhere around the world. A famous incident that happened that caught everyone’s attention was the Trayvon Martin shooting that happened in Sanford, Florida. He was a teenager that was gunned down by George Zimmerman who was a neighborhood watch volunteer. he feared for his life when Martin was coming from the store with a black hoodie on. In the song Beyoncé uses black kids dressed in black hoodies in the video dancing and police officers surrounding them in riot gear.
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.
The police brutality of African Americans has shaped American history from the civil movements of the 20th century to the power movements of today’s society. The injustices of blacks reached a peak in the 1900s as a fight for equality and civil rights fueled deeper. Blacks were free from slavery but still weren’t seen as equals in American culture. The law is intended to protect it citizens but in that time blacks had no favor with the law and police. The same issues of inequality before the law and social acceptance have ignited a the modern day push for rights and fair treatment.
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.
America, home of the free, founded on ideals of equality and opportunity, or so we once thought. “Black Lives Matter”, has been a commonly heard phrase nation wide that represents police brutality against the African American community. Where and When did this popular hashtag start? Authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kelly brought the two sides of this racial conflict together in their recent book, All American Boys.
Police brutality Why the police are killing blacks? Police Brutality. What’s the point of them of killing innocent black people some don't deserve to die over a speeding ticket or just even maybe the way our skin color look. I intend to prove is stop it, please!the pros of my argument is some police got sent to jail the cons is that the police killed them they are no longer to live on this earth. I chose this argument because the police killed my brother when I was 16 I can't sleep, I can't do stuff I normally used to do without him
The 1960s brought a completely different aspect to police violence in that police brutality was the most prevalent among African American communities that were trying to achieve social and political equality through peaceful or radical means. As social tensions rose, African Americans across the country tried to change the dogmatic thought of African American inferiority through either peaceful or radical social movements. Martin Luther King Jr, a prime example of peaceful integration of African Americans into American society, led nonviolent resistant movements that allowed some movements to be successful, and others to be catastrophic in terms of brutal police intervention. For example, The Birmingham Civil Rights Protest of 1963 clearly
The Police brutality is the wanton use of excessive force, usually physical, but potentially in the form of verbal attacks and psychological intimidation, by a police officer. ("Police brutality") while there are many cases and incidents that show police brutality, I write abut this specific incident in Rhode Island, because as martin Luther King, Jr. argues "injustice is here" (978). The incident took place on September 2nd, 2012 when a police officer (Edward Krawetz) kicked a handcuffed woman in the face while she was sitting on the ground. This incident was video recorded only was not available to public until recently. The officer was probably only convicted because there was a video recording of the incident.
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.
Gun Violence and police brutality is making it very challenging for young black men to escape poverty and violence which is leading to the downfall of black men. Police brutality is the use of excessive force by police when dealing with civilians. Most cases arise from cops who can't control their emotions in the face of insults (NewsOne Staff, 2010).This may seem as an issue of the past but it's still going on today, Last summer Sandra Bland was found hanging in her jail cell, nine people were killed in a charleston church, Freddie gray death while in police custody, Laquan Mcdonald who was shot 16 times by cops. People are still being targeted based on their physical appearance and what they wear. In Order to move forward as a society one
One of the main controversies about the police at this current time is police brutality to minorities and people of color. This has been occurring for many years but it has been specifically now a days brought up back into the view by the public when “brutality” against African Americans occur. Throughout these reasons years it has been put into view but you see more and more everyday. Relating this to history the police force was originally developed back in the day back when the Jim Crow Era was occurring and the police system was enforced by white males where people of color were no where to be seen within the system. What is occurring now is basically a repeat of history from back in the day.
Police Brutality in America and the 1990s The legal system in the United States has been broken since it’s inception, disproportionately attacking, and punishing anyone who is not white. As the country grew, improving, growing prosperous, the broken system continued its work. One result of this broken system is police brutality, and overstepping of police power. In fact, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, of the black people questioned, 70% said they felt they were unfairly treated when dealing with police.
On November 22, 2014, 12 year old Tamir Rice was ruthlessly shot by police for reportedly having a gun. Subsequent to his shooting, it was found out that the gun was actually a toy. Police brutality is an ongoing problem in our country today. Police brutality is the use of excessive force in situations where force is not needed. About 7,000 Americans have been killed by U.S. police officers in the past 15 years.