Young black men who are shot by the police are very commonly justified, such as Michael Brown who was shot by police because he went for a cops gun inside a cops car. Slyville Smith was killed because he had a record of various arrests, and refused to put his illegally obtained pistol down when an officer asked him to. Where are the overzealous white cops who are out to take young black men into prisons for no reason? Where are the cops who kill solely because they're racist? Some may argue that cops who are pulling people over for “small” crimes like a broken tail light or slightly overspeeding is what causes more police brutality, but if a cop pulls a person over for a broken tail light, and they gets out of the car with a weapon, is the cop really racist in that scenario?
I mentioned a few reasons on how the use of force has made police officers look bad. It is making officers look bad because recordings from the public only show the beatings and shootings, but do not capture the beginning of the confrontation. It will be bet for officers and the goof being of the community I officers use body-worn cameras because it will capture every second that happens between confrontations. The use of force is granted to the officers if they feel like the suspect is dangerous or is not complying with the officer. It was a right given to them by a case back in 1985, in which a person was killed by deadly force.
Judging someone based on the way they look is never good but in this case it is because a suspicious looking black man could be taken in by the police for questioning on gang violence and that would help prevent some crimes. “Consider this example in light of the September 11 attacks. All nineteen hijackers were
The policy problem that I have identified is Georgia’s Racial Profiling Law HB 87. The problem with the policy is that it makes every citizen other than Caucasian, a target in the eyes of the police. This policy allows the local and state police the authority to ask anyone with Hispanic decent or with an accent the right to ask for identification or immigration card. This procedure is done to see if the individual is legal the issue also doesn’t give officers the proper training to identify those individuals who are residing in Georgia illegally. As a result, if a crime is committed in the Hispanic or foreign communities, no one will be willing to help the authorities because they fear being prosecuted themselves.
On April 2, 2017, 60 Minutes aired the interview of Bill Whitaker with police officer, Betty Shelby. He questions the racial aspect of the shooting of Terence Crutcher. Specifically, he asked that “Was the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, a wrongful death -- influenced by race -- or the outcome of Crutcher 's actions?” His twin sister, Tiffany Crutcher, does not believe this her brother’s doing. As Ray Owens said, “Betty Shelby very likely viewed Terence Crutcher as a ‘bad dude’ Is she a racist? Does she, you know, have some ill will toward black people?
This barely made the black population free in terms of political rights. How were they supposed to be considered free if only a few of them could vote or could have jury duty? Also, in an excerpt from Charles Mackay’s “Life and Liberty in America”, or document B, he
But strip away the hashtag in front of your movement all of a sudden it begins to look more and more like the situation the 1960’s civil rights movement was fighting to get away from. Black Lives Matter jump to the call of racism whenever facts are presented, and by their definition of racism, only whites can be racist because blacks and minorities can’t be. But they keep pushing the narrative of that black people are killed by cops. For being black. Especially unarmed and sweet innocent men.
Prieto? Moreno? A Question of Identity for Black Mexicans. The film talks about how a multitude of African slaves were brought over to Mexico, but there is a lack of Afro-Mexicans. As the film shows Mexicans are being interviewed, majority identify as being Mestizo.
In a passage written by, Ryan Wilson, Kaepernick states that his reasoning for his protest is, “ I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color”...”To me this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies on the street and people getting paid leave getting away with murder” Both of these quotes support both the corruption and racism. The fact that police, and other people are getting paid to keep the streets “clean and safe” by murdering groups of people that may...or may not be innocent, without listening or even trying to resolve the issue just because of skin color is a problem. It is more or a personal issue is you cannot do your job without being suspicious of every single person, simply because they are different than you. My second reasoning for this topic is that, even though so much attention is being drawn to Kaepernick, no one is seeing the real problem with all of this.