1943 Race Riots-The Flame That Started the Fire Detroit City, the motor capital of the world, was roaring with jobs in 1943. Black’s from the South migrated North in search of jobs, new homes, and opportunities. In a prominent white area, the migration of blacks was not wanted. Segregation was still present throughout the U.S. Contrary to popular belief, the first largest race riot in Detroit on June 20th, 1943, was started by whites.
Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that. Mike Brown is the modern day Emmitt till, the six little girls burned in the church, and Trayvon Martin combined into one. The events that happened soon after arguably changed the lives of Ferguson citizens forever. Ferguson citizens was justified in their response due to the death of Mike Brown, police brutality, and the results of the indictment. The main cause of the riots that took place in Ferguson is the fact that Mike Brown was brutally gunned down by a white police office while he was unarmed and hands up.
Rahm Emanuel Fires Fall Guy in the Laquan McDonald Shooting The American people have expressed their outrage over the shooting of unarmed black teen Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer. The outrage was not just that Officer Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times as the teen was calmly walking down the street, but that the police department and city officials tried to cover the incident up. There was a police car dash cam that caught the whole incident on film, but the recording was hidden away for over a year. The nearby Burger King had its footage erased by fellow officers. And, before a civil suit was ever filed by McDonald 's family, the city offered them $5 million dollars if they agreed to not discuss the video, which they likely had not even seen.
As a result, Mailer (1997) states, a Democratic led study was established to determine the cause of the riots. Mailer indicates that the study found that the Chicago Police Department carried most of the blame for the riot. In line with the study, I think the police are at fault, but I also think that some of the protesters were at fault giving that they intended to be confrontational. In the end, eight activist leaders were charged and convicted of crossing state lines to incite
With 136 recorded unarmed deaths from 2015 to 2016, there is a need for reform within policing procedures (“Number of People…” 1). Further, Castille’s death gives rise in efforts to stop police brutality, such as the notable Black Lives Matter Movement. Sensing a biased attitude, minority groups perceive policing figures as untrustworthy and unreliable, demonstrating a decline in police accountability. However, police accountability in Castille’s case is disputable because traffic stops are known as the most dangerous part in policing, and the shooting may have been carried out for self-protection rather than personal satisfaction (“Police Brutality: Do…” 8). When discussing possibilities of reform based on the circumstance of the brutal act, there is an evolving debate of whether community involvement is effective in fulfilling a role towards regaining democratic order and public security, or if the police force should continue to take law enforcement matters into their own hands (Friedmann
Moreover, this type of issue has been sighted throughout history, although some negative police force cases falsely informed of the higher power. Such as cases from ancient times where laws did not apply to them. As this progressed, worsening through the 1800’s to the late 1900’s, the wrongly using the police force has affected many including the community’s trust in the Justice system. One such case titled as, Escobedo v. Illinois, where a law enforcement arrested a suspect for obtaining a confession to a previous murder, in which they undoubtedly ignored telling the suspect about is right to remain silent or the right to have a consultation with his attorney. Providing using methods as “....they confronted him with an alleged accomplice who accused him of having perpetrated a murder…” As previously written in The case recorded document.
While the Los Angeles Riots rocked California in the early 90s, police brutality has yet again caused civil unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri. Much like the Los Angeles Riots, which began after Rodney King was beaten by police, the riots in Ferguson largely began after Michael Brown was shot
The police shooting of Michael Brown and the unrest in Ferguson that followed was the first major protest that I followed closely on the news. I watched as police officers that looked like soldiers violently interrupted marches in Ferguson, and around the country. Then, I watched the collapse of Ferguson, Missouri’s unjust system of policing. At the time, I remember thinking that the voice of those that refused to remain silent against a racist institution invoked a progressive movement into the future. From that point forward, I understood that it was the voice of the people that would change unjust governmental practices.
Running head: Race and Policing 1 Race and Policing 6 Colby Heywood University of Massachusetts - Lowell Gender, Race and Crime 11/18/2016 Our country has been suffering a spike of fatal shootings of men of color by their own neighborhood police officers in the past recent years. However, the data of cases where racial inequality has been evident in policing duties has not been made readily available to the public. In fact, the federal database does not provide for any such records. Despite this fact, the case of policing and its impact on racial inequality has fetched innumerable research and investigations by the academics and media
Racial profiling is defined as “The use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime”. (Oxford Dictionaries | English, Oxford Dictionaries.) For the long history that is The United States of America and even in present day we still see racial profiling. In the past few years even with large media presence on certain cop related incidence or the unfair sentencing of one due to their race we have started to see a change from those within the criminal justice system as well as the citizens of this country, standing up for what is right and just. In 1968 after the country was suffering from riots from Newark to Detroit with damages to the country ranging in the $100 million mark on property damage, 83 people
Similar cases such as black on black violence and police on black violence that seem to be never ending spark anger and hate in the hearts of the African American race which has only turned into more crime and more violence. This violence and crime has turned tourist city into a war zone for the past decade and it paints a terrible picture for a city whose main financial income is its tourists. The black on black and police on black violence can be solved over time by a multitude of means one of them being the coming together of the African American community to protect themselves from racism, stereotypes, crime and self-inflicted
Clarke is the chief of police in Milwaukee, a very large city with some crime and a diverse race population. In an attempt to defend themselves, the police are denying there is racist targeting. It is obvious that police are racist with their use of harsh tactics on innocent people. It is very disappointing that people in the police force are denying it. Some would argue that the police are doing their job and using the skills they have learned.
This means that there are no appropriate measures in place to curb drug trafficking, crime and violence. He documents various incidents in which the police rob the citizens. For instance, where a police gang in which Officer Terry was involved, rob a CHA home. He himself was a victim of this violent crime when he was with JT. The head of the neighboring Girls and Boys club is also used to show the real image of the Chicago police.