And that is how they hemmed Janice Green up with a no knock warrant. During the course of Janice 's cases, there were at least 2 judges that had to step down. Activists say her arrest, conviction and sentence were all politically motivated. I don 't know what to think about that. This story is stranger than fiction, and had I not spoken to so many credible sources to back up my interpretation of the story I wouldn 't have believed it myself.
African Americans should not have to be scared to go outside any day thinking they might not make it home. African Americans feel targeted in today’s society because so many innocent African Americans are being incarcerated, shot, and killed. Since 2001, it is 6.1 times likelier to be incarcerated as a black man than a white man. This is all because of skin color. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was a group created to raise awareness for the heinous acts the have presented itself to the black community
Police are trained mainly on how to handle a situation physically, rather than verbally. If they feel threatened, they will take action. “They learn that every encounter, with an individual is a potential threat.” (Stoughton, S) Because they are trained this way, a racist officer can take this opportunity to kill any African American, because they feel “threatened”, even if they are unarmed. Police officers must be trained in a way to prevent any unnecessary deaths on African Americans. Many officers use racial profiling to an excessive degree and use it as their defense for killing a defenseless African American.
Doc D has a note under the comic shown. In my opinion, this note says something very important that he did. L.B.J. made a provision saying that anyone that would break the laws in the Civil Rights Act, would get a jury trial. Since the people that would WANT to break these laws are the people from the south, they then would go to a trial with a potential all-white jury and most likely get away with what they did.
A friend of mine, Twyla Johnson, of Des Moines, Iowa needs your help. Twyla 's sister was murdered in 1975. No one has ever been held accountable for this murder. The detective on the case in 1975, now retired, has told Twyla the names of the persons believed to be guilty. He went to the prosecutor 2 times, but it was said there wasn 't enough evidence to convict.
Regarding other people being looked into as possible suspects, Colbourn said that “it would have been ideal”. However, the police still didn’t look into anyone aside from Steven. Other people who were not looked into include, her ex-boyfriend and her roommate. “Halbach’s ex-boyfriend was also interviewed in an informal setting” (Factsheet #3). He was also dubiously the one who put together the search party for her, as in many cases the actual murder has done (Making a Murderer, 2015).
Although, one women dropped the charges before trial and the remaining charges were dropped, this is quiet similar to the Ohio case. Other than that, not many cases have been based off of only social media but many have used social media to support innocents or
As a result police officers have become a major key in the arrests of many people of color. Alexander explains how police will stop and search people of color who are “suspected” of containing drugs or who look “suspicions.” Police officers are actually encouraged in their training to use racial profiling and when a person files a complaint the Courts always take the side of the police officer. As stated by Alexander, “The dirty little secret of policing is that the Supreme Court has actually granted the police license to discriminate” (130). Many would argue that police officers and the justice system are fair and that they don’t discriminate and that one does have a fair trial in court from all the lies the media and television shows feeds the people about the justice system and police force. However this is far from the truth, as Alexander explains in her book, most of the people being stopped and searched are people of color and a person of color is more likely to get stopped by police then a white person.
She want to make sure that the Northern were aware of what is happening in the South. She educated and showed that not all lying is about punishment for a crime, espacailly raping. She also went to Great Britain for her international crusade. During her time in Great Britain, Wells revealed that lynching is not always about punishing African-American of crime, but to oppressed them by living in fear. the United State especially the South.
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. Although the African American vote did not really matter, it was still the principle of them having that right that upset the white man.
The Scottsboro Boys Case and To Kill a Mockingbird were cases of the injustice of black men. Harper Lee was trying to point out that a person 's skin color or race does not justify the actions they done, that anyone who practices prejudice is foolish. That prejudice is an actual reality that a person experiences first hand and hurts others in the process. Like Harper Lee with her father being a lawyer she must’ve experienced it first hand. These stories teach us that you shouldn’t judge a person by their race.
How would you feel if your family member got shot and killed innocently? Then the murder used the stand your ground law to prevent from getting felony? The Stand Your Ground gives a person that feels threaten to protect and defend their self. Therefore, the current Stand Your Ground is dangerous to African American lives because there are being innocently killed. This is necessary because, the stand your ground law is a threat to black youth because this law will only affect African Americans because the racial stereotypes.
Make no mistake if OJ Simpson was not a wealthy man and could not afforded the defense her received the outcome of this trial would have been much different. In the 90’s domestic violence was, a serious issue but one that was not taken serious. According to the FBI In 1992, 1,431 women were killed by their boyfriends or husbands. Yet when Mr. Simpson was arrested for beating Ms. Brown he was only ordered to complete 120 hours of community service, two years probation, fined $200 and ordered to donate $500 to a battered. He was allowed to walk out of jail and have access to the
Jim Crow laws were created to help the south keep Africans from contributing to society and keeping them separated from the “favorable white people.” They did this by making laws such as White and Black only water fountains, seats, bathrooms, etc. Even though Jim Crow was outlawed once the Civil Rights act was passed, it has created a long lasting tension between people. This is shown by radical groups such as the Black Panthers and KKK who have created a long lasting hatred towards each other. Jim Crow has created a long lasting effect on both past and present generations of different ethnic people by allowing certain people to obtain a job based on how their name sounds, keeping different ethnicities stuck in poverty, and by creating ethnic
Florida is one of a few states left in the country that didn’t allow any open carry of firearms, but that changed on October 6, 2015. In a press conference, Gaetz tried to allay fears that public safety would suffer by comparing crime rates in states without open carry with those that allow it which proves a perfect statement on why the open carry gun law should be passed. In the press conference Matt Gaetz stated "In the states that allow open carry, violent crime was 23 percent lower"(Gaetz). That shows a huge difference that the law is making and the effect it 's having on citizens.