Police brutality, drug wars, and horrifying gang violence are just a few awful issues that black communities have had to face in the past, and are still occurring problems today. In the article Tearing the Roof Off the Sucker, producer of the film House Party, Reginald Hudlin successfully describes the relationship that many black communities have with police officers, stating “Blacks appreciate the importance of protection and someone to restore order, but at the same the people in that position abuse that right because they don’t respect the people they’re protecting” (Reginald, 23). This quote relates strongly to the film Straight Outta Compton because police brutality is a very important issue that is highlighted throughout the whole film,and
N.W.A.- Fuck tha Police was made because police officers forced the group to lay face down in the street with guns to their heads. In the 80’s police brutality was at high, and young African American teens were there target.
The presence of this hidden practice of the police is also prevalent in African American communities and has shaped African Americans’ perception of the police. One quote that explains the temperament of African Americans towards the police is, “One of the most reliable findings in research on attitudes toward police is that citizen distrust is more widespread among African-Americans than whites” (Brunson 2007:73). “African Americans have had to deal with aggressive policing associated with racial profiling and other direct experiences with racial discrimination that lead to lasting adverse effects on individual perceptions of the police. For example, in predominantly black neighborhoods they are always pat down for drugs no matter where they go” (Brunson 2007:76). “If they see us every five
Racial bias in media affects everyone, whether it be directly or indirectly. Getting your information biased can bias your opinion, too. Even The Society Pages, who did a study on this, found that,”Biased reporting, in other words, changes the minds of viewers, literally” (Wade). If an average white person, who has little opinion about the colored race, sees a news report saying that four black men were arrested in a burglary investigation he probably would think much of it. If the pictures of those men were their mugshots after they had been dragged out of their homes, maybe even in the middle of the night, making them look menacing the white man might’ve thought that they were awful men.
In recent years, there has been racial profiling and police brutality that has become a national conflict between individuals throughout the world. It is no big secret that racism still exists in our world today, but especially in the workforce. When you hold higher power than others, some will abuse their power. I think it is disgraceful that our black community is scared of individuals that are supposed to protect and serve us. But we must ask ourselves, are the white law enforcement officers afraid of us?
Police brutality -the use of extensive or unnecessary force used by police officers when detaining civilians. Police brutality has been a worldwide issue since the forming of police forces , in recent years police brutality remains a major concern for those of the minority community. Present-time, many countries have laws which address police brutality as a very serious heinous offense , and the allegations of police brutality are invested gated by commission of district attorneys. Unfortunately, even with investigations within law enforcement , many complaints about police misconduct are not actually being investigated. Researchers suggest most civilian police brutality reports unnoticed as result of police officers having the authority
Police brutality is one of the most serious human rights violations in the United States. In the past five years the police have murdered and seriously injured unarmed and in some circumstances innocent people and have made people all over the world upset even resulting in the start of movements such as “#BlackLivesMatter and #HandsUpDon’tShoot”. Unreasonable shootings, fatal beatings, brutal choke holds, and excessive force has been some of the recent cases of police brutality in America. The problem is that more cases go unreported, than the ones that actually are.
People are demanding answers about why these sad incidents are taking places even after the videos have shown proof about the victim’s innocence in most cases. In the news they also discuss some of the major issues could be related to the law and order and they believe racism is found there instead of the police. They feel that racism is extremely held by people who make policy and pass these laws. Non-white defendants are arrested more often, face heavier charges, and receive harsher penalties. It is only because police, DAs and judges are biased.
In conclusion in our country Black lives matter. Our country is tired of all the racism such as the shootings, disrespecting the Anthem and the Neo Nazi movement. America
The racial profiling that narrowed the lives of African-American to live a normal life because of the society’s faulty criminal intuition beliefs. Staples expresses about his inaccurate identity given by the society as a con man. Whether trying to enjoy for a walk or killing time as a professional journalist many times, an incident happened that the society have made Staples feeling uncomfortable. Staples express the many events in his life mistaken as a criminal for being black, especially the women that come across his way.
The death of Michael Brown, a young African-American, happened just over a year ago. The community of Ferguson, Missouri came together to peacefully protest in honor of Michael, and fulfill the Black Lives Matter movement; although once things began to escalate, the police presence became stronger. Police forces are often expressed as being separate from military or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against attackers. However, with the Ferguson protests and riots the police chose to use many tactics in order to diminish the protests and riots. After the African-American teen Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a police officer, the hashtag and movement, #BlackLivesMatter, was created.
The police expected the charges to drop after dismissing charges against some of the arrested protesters, but that didn’t happen, the lawsuit is still ongoing. The people who were arrested and let go now have permanent criminal arrest records, widely affecting their future employment, education, reputations, and professional careers, all because officers felt the need to be violent and threatened by a peaceful protest. Over the past couple of years,white police officers have grown more and more violent towards black people. Police have a civic duty to protect and serve, but large amounts of power and authority are sometimes abused.
All questions are self asked when a police officer stops you and can 't think of the reason. Though many people worry about being stopped by the police, the African-American community will worry the most. Though the African-American community isn 't the only crowd to pick on, this community will worry the most compared to any other community. Asian, Hispanic/ Latino and the white community will also worry, those within the Hispanic/ Latino community would be able to comprehend on how the African-American community may feel if one of their brother(s) or sister(s) has been injured or killed due to an innocent
The number of shootings involving law enforcement officers and unarmed African American men has increased in the United States in recent months to the point where there is social unrest in one particular community: the African-American community. Groups such as Black Lives Matter have been created in the recent past to create tranquility between the police and the people of the Unites States. If media accounts of these incidents are accurate and these recent trends are taken together, the country is on the tipping point of a deadly unprecedented racial divide. It is safe to say that the majority of Americans would agree that the Civil Rights Movement achieved many of its goals, most would also agree that racism and racial profiling
Furthermore, when a group of people of being constantly attacked by police and their government is not doing anything to protect them retaliation is inevitable and uncontrollable. Violent protests and riots where erupted after the verdict of the Trayvon murder case, windows were smashed stores where looted and some the streets where left in ravages. The Black Lives Matter Movement is an international activist movement created by the black community that fights for the inequality of the crime system, killings by law enforcement officers and the issues pertaining to racial profiling and police