It had been reported that an 18 year old African American had been shot dead by a police officer under reasonable suspicion. So where in the line drawn when it comes to a police officer because the 18 year old had been unarmed but had been in a wrestle with the officer before he had been shot. This give great incite on how far and officer should be able to go. The Gazette (Montreal), March 16, 2007 Friday, NEWS; Pg. A6, 476 words, MAX HARROLD, The Gazette This article talks about how 400 people had stormed through the streets in Montreal.
Within accordance to the autopsy report, Michael Brown was shot in his skull, which was what caused his death. Throughout the documentary, it is vividly shown how racism is still a problem. From the perspectives of some of the police officers, Officer Darren Wilson claimed that it was in self-defense. According to the interview that was shown towards the end of the documentary, Wilson described Michael Brown as having a “demon” look in his eye right before he shot him. He defends himself by saying that nobody can withstand the duties of a police officer and be racist, which is not a statement believed by many
Today I want to tell you of the injustice of police brutality, the people it affects, and how just asking the right questions could make sure that police are punished for their crimes. BODY PARAGRAPH 1 Police brutality is a big problem in the United States. Police brutality is a misconduct when police use violence that is not necessary. This includes unjust shootings, which is when whoever was shot did not deserve to be shot because they either did nothing wrong or was complying with orders but was still shot. This is a big problem in the U.S. because it happens all around the states.
The United states and their police forces are doing the best they can to help keep the peace, but from bad publicity and less community policing they can barely hold on. Also anti-police movements of citizens who disagree with the force officer's use during arrests makes the officer's concern for safety even greater. However,the media will only report the negative sides of police and their duties they do everyday. Next the police are targeted by people and have been in the 60s and more recently in the past couple months. In the 1960s Police were targeted by the Black Panther party and had at least 13 planned killings of police that the authorities know of.
Gun debate What is your outlook on the gun eschew about getting gun control or not have gun control? I learned from the New York Times Upfront article is that there’s a lot of people getting gun and using them for killing people. I think that the gun is not the faut. “Since 1994, licensed gun dealers have been required to conduct background checks on potential burger” (pg6). “In Las Vegas shooting bullets rained down on helpless crowd 22,000 people” (pg.6).
Other weapons were used to kill 193 people in California, 136 people in Texas, and 99 people in New York (FBI: UCR, 2016). Guns are dangerous, but so is every weapon. Even if we outlawed every weapon in the United States, there would still be Murder. There was 89 murders in California, 82 murders in Texas, and 32 murders in New York, caused by a person using only their bare hands (FBI: UCR, 2016). We are willing to discuss banning guns for “killing people”.
An incident such as this has been recalled by Jason Henry from Pasadena Star news where "two bank robbers in military-grade body armor and armed with automatic weapons sprayed some 1,000 armor-piercing rounds in a 44-minute gun battle with under-geared police officers." The gun fight presented on the news made our officers appear as if they were helpless to defend themselves as well as the civilians that were injured or killed. The 1033 program is somewhat useful when purchasing things like body armor or weapon modifications. However full blown military gear makes some areas involving riots such as Ferguson seem as a policed City State. Law enforcement officers more disconnected with their communities using only the newest equipment to maintain order rather than the use of traditional methods.
In general, police holds the authority to maintain the safety and prosperity of the citizens. In fact, there are a lot of misconduct done by the police officers particularly towards black people, which led to the issue of police brutality. According to American Journal Public Health, “Black men are three times more likely to be killed by legal intervention than white men” (CNN). Recalling the incident of Oscar Grant, when he was on his way back from San Francisco to Oakland after the New Year’s day, he was fatally shot by BART police officer, Johannes Mehserle, because the officer mistakenly thought that Grant was reaching out for his gun to the fact that Grant was unarmed (Wikipedia). Under this circumstance, this signifies that police officer treats black people with hostility.
Nearly 96 Americans die each day from a gun related death, 62 percent of these deaths are suicides (everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-by-the-numbers/.) Almost 7 children and teens are injured by guns every day, but most instances are due to carelessness or unintentional. Here’s where race plays a part. All lives matter in this world but before I bring race and gender into the statistics I would like to state that these statistics are in no way a game, its horrible how much crime and homicide is committed in the United States. That being said, in big cities like Chicago or D.C., gun control plays a huge effect on consumers of firearms, but in 2015 Chicago reached its record high of homicide crimes in the country.
Everyone makes mistakes in life, some are excusable and some are not. Thomas Hobbes felt that if there were no contract then people would just act on instinct- rape, pillage etc- human beings in their natural state are inclined to war and distrust. There is a reason why we have the prison system, so that criminals pay for their actions and to protect the people. He states he has a wife that is expecting and two kids on the way. If he is a good and harmless guy as he states he is then it would never cross his mind to being involved in an
Based on data collected by the FBI, crime rates have gone down but the number of police shootings have increased. Most of the time when the police fire their guns, it’s because the suspects have ran away. This proves that this is mostly about police hostility. Many people only notice the police shootings when a black man is killed because they look at it as a racial problem. The killings of black men stick out way more
Police have killed 780 people in the year of 2016 alone. Black lives Matters is a way that empowers black youth and raise awareness. Why has there been 196 police killings in the year of 2016 (killedbypolice.net)? The Polices are trying to justify this number by saying it is as low as it has ever been but in the year of 2014 there was 461 deaths(killedbypolice.net). The media has not express the fact that this has been going on for nearly 2 decades from Rodney King being one of the first realization to America.
On August 9, 2014 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson. Crowds soon formed as the word of what happened travel across the world. This is like the shot her around the world in the American Civil War. With racial tension in America already at a high point, this event was a breaking point. Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that.
The author then uses pathos explaining she has lost a lot of people. In the text “All Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter Supporter miss the point” it said “Even in the face of publicized deaths of too many of my brothers and sisters.” This quote makes you feel bad for the deaths that have been made and makes you want to help and stop what 's happening. Any other person wouldn 't want to loose someone so when the author tell you that you feel bad. The author continues using logos, in the article “All Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter” it said “In 2015, 381 victims of fatal police shootings were Black”. This fact makes you realize how many African Americans have been actually killed by a police officer.
Violence and Racism have erupted like a volcano in our society. Not only has it become a problem with the public, it has now become a problem in law enforcement. The very people who protect the public are mistreating citizens of their own country. Racist police brutality has become a controversial topic of modern times, with police killing innocent citizens. The stories have kept popping up so much that is starting to be recognized as a major problem.