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
Innocent men, women, and even children have been killed by police officers for no reason. Black lives matter, all lives matter. The Black Lives Matter movement has been expanding around the United States in the last few years. There are a huge number of people that are against the Black Lives Matter movement and say that the cops are just doing their job no matter what happens. When there is a news story about police brutality on black people, there are people that say that the cops are innocent and should not be held accountable for murder (Greene32).
Five police officers ambushed by a sniper and two black men shot by police during a supposedly peaceful protest. This protest quickly got out of hand because of the violence and threatening protest. Killing police for the rights of the black community was or should have never been a part of the plan. Now that police officers have been killed, this gives the police a greater reason and law enforcement to fear us and another reason for us to take caution. According to USA Today, Dallas Police Chief David Brown had a simple, prayerful message: “All I know is this must stop ... this divisiveness between our police and our citizens.” One must agree for us to work as a nation, law enforcement and the people they are protecting must come to a total
When the news broke, there was an immense amount of outrage that helped spark this movement, engrained with the idea that the Hispanic Zimmerman had killed Trayvon Martin out of hate and racism. To their dislike, Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges (that were probably misled by an overwhelming media presence in the first place) and the justice department ruled there wasn’t sufficient evidence to prosecute the shooting of Trayvon Martin as a hate crime. On Internet outlets far and wide, people disgruntled by the ruling took to lashing out with accusations of racism and injustice; and while there was certainly a lot of gray area in the case in which one could argue against the acquittal, making out this ruling to being a completely ludicrous decision made the movement look bad to many, as unwavering attitudes of totalitarianism would only settle for the sentencing of George Zimmerman to prison for
Instead of addressing the racial injustice, they speak of the riots and protests against police officers by black individuals. The tragedy of the entire event isn’t even references in the NY Post, which straightaway appeals to supporters of the law enforcement system, inflaming readers with bold statements such as, “We have two more cops who were ambushed because of their uniforms,” (Inflaming Ferguson, NY Post). Although Washington Times can admit that such an event is a tragedy, they do display more noticeable support for the police departments. They go so far as to admit that, in their viewpoint, “a tragedy occurred, but a crime did not” (A tragedy in Ferguson, but the crime is the work of race hustlers, Washington Times). The appeal isn’t directed towards any civil rights activists with these two news sources, as NY Post has said, “The whole ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ narrative promoted by activists and the media was false from the start” (NY Post).
Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on August 9, 2014 by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting prompted protests. When it was announced that Officer Wilson would not be indicted, the announcement set off another wave of protests. Not all police officers are dishonest and abuse their power but It 's obvious that today 's community of people has a suspicion of officers true intentions. The idea of cops and cameras has been around for a while but ever since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown the debate on whether police officers should be required to wear body cameras has been the center of attention.
The police continued to attack the unarmed and non-violent demonstrators as they attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama (Allen, 1989). The rules of deadly force have continued to change since the inception of the Constitution. At one point, police were given the authority to fire on a fleeing felon even if they were not armed with a weapon. Today 's police officers receive significantly more training so that civil act violations and excessive uses of force may be prevented, but even with the extra training, police officers still act in this unruly manner. Every police department in America has experienced some type of misconduct, but not all have experienced a civil rights or police brutality violation.
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
Police officer’s reputations are reduced and they lose the public’s trust as protectors. Specifically, society talks about the act of a white police officer savagely attacking a black citizen. The black population was enraged by this act and formed activist movements to prevent any police brutality brought upon them. As the controversy rise, society starts picking a side to defend. In this case, the nation is split into two sides.
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.
Police brutality is a civil rights violation, occurring when a police officer acts with uncontrolled power by using an amount of force with regards to a civilian that is more than necessary (Reuters 1). In the past, several years’ police actions of abuse have become very crucial. Instead of police officers protecting and serving the people like they were assigned, they rather murder and anguish them for no cause. The common race being tortured are African Americans. The incidents that are occurring is being overlooked.
“Many media outlets reinforce the public’s racial misconceptions about crime by presenting African-Americans and Latinos differently than whites- both quantitatively and qualitatively. Television news programs and newspapers over-represent racial minorities as crime suspects and whites as crime victims,”. A real-life example of this is Michael Brown, whose death was the catalyst for riots in Ferguson. Judges ordered his juvenile records to be released to lawyers, which sparked indignation in the community. The records were clearly released was to see if he was a “bad person”, maybe even deserving of his murder.