Although technically people of color had the right, white people were making it very difficult to register. When African Americans went to register they would be tested continuously, something white people never had to deal with. Only two percent of African Americans in the south could vote. Before the march from Selma to Montgomery there were many protests to try to gain fair voting rights. One man, Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed at a peaceful protest by a state trooper.
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
The second reason the American police system needs to stop police brutality is because They kill black people for no reason, When a black man reach for his license and registration like the officer told him to , They can 't just assume that they are reaching for a arm force. In fact “If we have a shooting, we end up assuming that it had to be racial,” (lowery 3)They have to the best they can to enforce rules that will stop police brutality. The last reason the American police system need to stop police brutality is they people they kill is innocent. In fact “No one cares for black communities more than black people themselves,”(kunter 2) Why would they target innocent people that have families they have to care for or have big responsibilities.
When you think of Black Lives Matter what do you think? A hate movement? Violence? Well it is in fact none of those things and this article is going to help you understand why. After the murder of Treyvon Martin in the year 2012 the Black Lives Matter movement was created in response to this unjust death.
First, it both featured a well-experienced, well-respected lawyer, who knew who to win a case and had great evidence that proved their innocence that should have led to their freedom but lost due to the prejudice of the jury. Next, it also revealed that the women white who accused the black men of rape was lying and made this lie up to deflect the blame for their previous actions they committed. It worked since the jury would always take a white person’s word then a black person’s word. Finally, it ended with racism and unfairness inside jury duty. They did not let a black man judge another person’s fate as they think that they did not have enough character to do that.
Sandy Banks is bothered by the injustice of police officers towards possible innocent victims. Because it seems like if officers rely on shooting at people as their safest option, Banks demands better training to help solve this issue. Police officers being caught on camera doesn 't changes the fact that the victim will become wounded, or pass away, yet, in most cases officers are not held accountable for the insensible act. In her article, "Horrific videos aren 't solving police shootings, but better training might" Banks asks for better training for police officers, as she developed strong pathos with details, great logos with logical solutions and consequences, but a weak ethos by not mentioning her credentials and the other side of the story.
There were a handful of reasons that a person would be punished with death. The emancipation of the African Americans really began the acts of “conscienceless outlawry.” The fact that the white man had no right to scourge an emancipated African American gave him more fuel to want to convert and agree with lynching. To begin with the reasoning behind the lynching was to avoid race riots. The second reason was because of the right of an African American man to vote.
I found it particularly disgusting when the L.A. police chief tried to blame the deaths of black men on their anatomy, and how if they were normal they would’ve been fine. This essay was very eye opening for me, and will change the way I look at law enforcement, and even my own family
This novel was an emotional read because of the unfair killing of Jefferson, but it was also a great learning experience because it teaches the reader to try and help others during difficult times. During the time that this event took place there was still racial discrimination, therefore Jefferson was not given a fair trial. He did steal the money, but he did not kill the people in the store. Jefferson knew that stealing was wrong, but he was poor and saw that no one was around to say anything so he took it. Due to this wrong decision he believes that he is a hog who deserves to die.
Injustice in the Eyes of the Law Spending years in a courtroom for a crime that did not occur is not really how someone would want to spend most of their youth. In the early 1900s there were may cases of racism found in the justice system. Many falsely accused black people were sent to death due to the fact that white people felt superior and were not questioned about the “incidents”. The Scottsboro Boys and the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee are great examples of these events.
Emmitt Tills murder was the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, his murder opened the eyes of the people of America and made people realize things needed to change. Although the Civil Rights movement happened very slowly, the murder of Bobo was the spark that everyone needed to take action against segregation in America. Bobos murder is the reason today there’s no such thing as “separate but equal” his murder started the movement that made everyone together and
He believes that despite the previous hype of this issue, it has died down in 2016 and the pressure for reform on the police enforcement has diminished. Richard would include police brutality in his autobiography because even though there are now laws that prohibit discrimination and are meant to protect people’s rights, the law enforcement agencies are still getting away with targeting people of low social class, which is majorily
"It has been reported that some police officers stop motorists of certain racial or ethnic groups because the officers believe that these groups are more likely than others to commit certain types of crimes. Do you believe that this practice, known as "racial profiling," is widespread or not?" What happened to Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri has resonated across the country with African Americans because all of us feel that it could have easily happened to anyone of us. Every incident involving a police officer and African male could’ve been avoided if the officers wanted them to. In Eric Garner’s case, for example, police targeted him for the petty crime of selling loose cigarettes, the types of crimes black people are targeted for
This was a place where money and how much you had meant everything and have not grown up in an upper middle class family in Florida on Long Island we were looked at to be lower middle class and to some we were just the lowest of the low. But while in high school there was this particular administrator that it was known that he was not for any African Americans coming to any of the schools in the Dix Hills school district. While that was a problem that was constantly going on there were no more than 100 African Americans in the entire high school. There was a fight one day when I was not in school and it was one of my friends and I heard about it
I was already aware of the issue about discrimination towards blacks and how it relates to police brutality, but before reading this article, I never knew what the main reasons for the discrimination was. In 8th grade, I was supposed to write about a current event, something that had just happened recently. I chose the shooting of Trayvon Martin. At the time, this was a recent incident and it disturbed me that some man would willingly shoot and kill a teenager for no probable reason other than he found Martin “suspicious.” As the case went on to trial, I later found out that Zimmerman, the gunman, was found not guilty.