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 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. Black Lives Matter is a movement that was created for that very reason.
Meaning that coming from a functionalism theorist point of view, Black Lives Matter is a movement that fits the need of African Americans. It’s their voice to as whole, to say this something that needs to happen. The social learning theory is “a social learning
A topic that is particularly interesting to me, and has people in outrage across the country. It is all the controversy over killing of minorities by police officers since 2012 have had people on edge waiting to get back to rioting or voicing their opinions. The black live matter protest/movement in my opinion sparks a racial debate that will never end, but hopefully will end in a positive manner. It is interesting to me because I still cannot understand how the human race a part of the world, and our country can be so volatile, hostel, hateful, and rioting in the streets. But when it comes to a time where people are needed to assist and protect one another, it is for the most part non existent.
He had exposed the truth about Mississippi, by showing people that lynching’s still happened and that there needs to be a change. 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
The struggle of the Black American for their emancipation from slavery and the awakening to a new consciousness in the phenomenon known as Harlem Renaissance has also been discussed in this chapter. The subsequent movement of Black American for the assertion of their identities in the two great World Wars and the movement of the famous Civil Rights in America has also been highlighted
It is stated that many large communities are at great risk of significant gang activity. Gangs produce negative issues such as fear which deals with loss of economic opportunities; drop in the social status of the area and the destroying of families fabric of society. Throughout this paper we would be looking at gangs in schools, street gangs and youth gangs just to name a few and try to show how they
Who has ever been stopped by the police? Where they were instilled with that gut-wrenching feeling of not knowing what will happen next? Ever since the civilization of man, defiance against authority and instances of persecution from those who instill order have been in discord, with both factions gathering more victims as time goes on. However modern instances of such fatalities are often met with escalating public outcry, and is subsequently apart of the perpetual cycle of distrust between the two parties. Nonetheless, some of the main contributing elements that lead to such tensions is that of the embers of the civil rights movement, of which is further fueled by an intimidating array of weapons and equipment that are a product of the modern
Abstract Police departments face increasing criticism from protesters, the media, and the federal government. Many negative personal encounters and officer-involved shootings have stimulated arguments about American law enforcement. These officer involved shootings have caused racial issues across the country. Is reform necessary? With approximately 18,000 police agencies operating in the United States, is reform even possible?
Another was the death of a 60-year-old black man named John Dukes, who was killed by whites in revenge for Dukes shooting a white constable. Dukes was hanged and even set on fire by the mob. Because of these events, and many other previous ones, Senator Wagner requested that the federal government do something. However, the Attorney General said that they could not become involved in state government issues, unless the federal government allowed it. What was even more disappointing was the fact that no anti-lynching bill had been passed on the federal level.
As a great advocate onced said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr. Currently the hottest topic is not the dire killings of young black males, but we are still fighting for justice for the young black males who died at the hands of a white male officer. In 2015, the polls stated that blacks were killed at twice the rate of whites, Hispanics, and Native Americans. Among the African American race about twenty-five percent of African Americans killed were without weapons at the time of their killings.
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.