The confederate flag was banned due to people finding it offensive. The government did not like the fact that it was a rebel banner. The citizens did not like it because it displayed rebellion of the war that had happened during the Civil War. - they think no one was showing respect for the veterans that were in the war. Another reason that the confederate was banned is because people thought it was a rebellious flag.
During the mid-20th century a group of nonviolent protesters call the Freedom Riders began a nonviolent campaign against the segregation of bus facilities in the south. The social activists which were both white and black college students would peacefully ride Greyhound busses through the south as an act of civil disobedience. The most notable states would be Alabama and Mississippi where they would face violent mobs and corrupt sections of government. Unfazed by the attacks on them they would continue on and even gain support as more and more people would seek an end to segregation. As the law supports an exclusive and racist society, humans must find a way to break the negative trend.
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 flames, supposedly symbolize the fiery light of Christ. They proclaim cross burning was never meant to desecrate a symbol of Christianity but rather to honor it. The KKK decided that the violence against the Republican leaders and voters was an effort to turn around the white supremacy in the South. Ten percent of black legislators were elected during 1867-1868. Constitutional conventions became victims of violence during Reconstruction, many were killed at these conventions.
Because of racism, economy change, and police needing more training. According to “Its citizens who needs de-escalation not police” states that ‘The simple fact that it is the public who needs de-escalation.’ Police shows sense of emotion during a response. Depending on who is effected, and the type of harm that is being caused. They lack an understanding in the legal concepts of an officer’s “collective knowledge.” The suspects feel like the police officer do not communicate enough for them before they actually start assuming they going to jail or they being harassed for no reason. They generally misunderstand the standards of proof officers rely upon to stop/detain, investigate, search and/or arrest such as reasonable suspicion and probable cause.
In the United States, the police have the authority to use coercive force in several occasions, but only when citizens do not comply with the officer. In the states throughout the country, there have been incidents in which people believe that the police used unnecessary use of force on a victim. It has been argued that police have been taking advantage of their authority and power for no reason. In these cases there have been tragic incidents in which citizens either get killed or get beat up by police officers. Most of the time, these cases end up having riots by the community to make the court to convict the officer that killed an innocent victim.
The fault of the tragic engagement was on the battalion command. However, it was merely circumstantial that Wanat was ambushed and there was no humanly possible way to know the size of the enemy force. General Charles Campbell ended all investigations with his statement: “To criminalize command decisions in a theater of complex combat operations is a grave step indeed. It is also unnecessary, particularly in this case. It is possible for officers to err in judgment—and to thereby incur censure—without violating a criminal statute.” Thus, though the battalion command made fatal decisions, as well as Chosen Company; they had no way of knowing the size and scope of the attack.
Censorship goes hand in hand with self-censorship by journalists. Journalists at war have censored themselves for a number of reasons: because they expect to be censored, because they or their editors decide that it is not in the ‘national interest’ to publish, because of their commitment to a cause or simply because of personal loyalty to the soldiers they accompany. Most journalists paradoxically appear to be more comfortable with some form of censorship in wartime. The Vietnam War was an open war, fought without formal censorship. Lack of censorship led to more self-censorship among correspondents.
The black lives matter movement is an international activist movement, originating in the African American community that campaigns against violence toward black people. The movement organizes protest and holds rallies and marches around the deaths of black people in the killings by police officers. They also protest against other issues such as racial profiling, racial inequality, and police brutality. The movement was established in 2012 following the murder of Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012.
The military doesn’t just go around killing people like many people think. If the military evaluate every situation and tries to de-escalate at all cost, violence is the last resort. The military will only turn to violence if it needs to protect the citizens of the U.S. and the citizens of innocent countries. Also people do not like giving them money to the government just to go to other people like soldiers, police, and firefighters. Many people don’t understand that the U.S. need all of these things to run smoothly.