Race is not a choice, just as many other things society has decided to label are not a choice. I have had friends and family attacked and unfairly searched because officers assumed they had contraband or did something illegal. I had a friend named Gerome whose car was raided by police because they thought he might have drugs, my friend Kennedys brother was shot and killed in front of their house, and rather than doing a full investigation they said it was gang violence and closed the case. If this were a caucasian child who was shot in front of their house, in front of family, and the neighborhood, there would have been much further and thorough investigation. it is completely invalid to think or simply suggest that racial profiling does not exist
On June 13, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside of Browns condo. The police suspected OJ Simpson to have committed the crime seeing Mr. Simpson had attacked Ms. Brown previously. It was clear that Mr. Simpson committed the crime jet a jury of 10 women and 2 men found him not guilty (9 of the jurors were black, 2 white and 1 Hispanic). This trial dealt with class, race and gender all at once. 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.
But Dustin is a human being. Yes, he should’ve acted differently, although we don’t know what goes on in someone’s head when they see something so crazy happen so fast. How would it feel to see someone you are so close to kill someone you just met? I wouldn’t believe it or know what to do. As I’ve said before Dustin isn’t completely innocent but the charges he has aren’t accurate especially compared to Billy since he has less than Dustin even after admitting to being guilty of murder.
Due to lack of evidence, it is often hard to charge an officer for disorderly conduct, which causes the public outrage and turns them against the justice system. If officers wore body cameras, there would be more evidence to support any claims made between both the officers and the public who ask for answers. A great example of this occurred earlier this year with the death of Mike Brown, who was an unarmed teenager killed by Darren Wilson. Wilson was indicted because of the lack of evidence that Brown was actually a threat. It was basically the public against an officer.
Drizin, “this is the worst case of tunnel vision I’ve ever seen in a police murder investigation”. (Drizin pg2) I would agree, the fabrication of evidence, the misuse of the reid technique and wrongfully imprisoning Matthew Liver for 8 months is unrighteous. Obviously, the ethical demeanor and discretion implicates that police officer want to close a case. It is not a coincidence that the police officer involved in this case fabricated the evidence for his own reward. Subsequently, imprisoning an innocent man who desperately wanted to go home but was coerced to confess to a crime he did not commit.
White supremascists Shawn Berry Lawrence Russell Brewer and John King started a major racial controversy by murdering James Byrd Jr. It came as a shock to people when, for the first time in history, the press bothered to notice the lynching of a black man in Texas, society was astonished that they cared with such passion and vigor. Many American citizens found this appalling considering the country’s indifference to racial violence. Had it not been for the lynching of James Byrd Jr., the Hate Crimes Prevention Act would not exist, therefore countless acts of brutality would take place because there would not be any rules or resistance impeding them from committing the crime. James Jr. was born on May 2, 1949, in Beaumont, Texas, making him fourty-nine years old at the time of his death (1998).
When the news broke, there was an immense amount of outrage that helped spark this movement, engrained with the idea that the Hispanic Zimmerman had killed Trayvon Martin out of hate and racism. To their dislike, Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges (that were probably misled by an overwhelming media presence in the first place) and the justice department ruled there wasn’t sufficient evidence to prosecute the shooting of Trayvon Martin as a hate crime. On Internet outlets far and wide, people disgruntled by the ruling took to lashing out with accusations of racism and injustice; and while there was certainly a lot of gray area in the case in which one could argue against the acquittal, making out this ruling to being a completely ludicrous decision made the movement look bad to many, as unwavering attitudes of totalitarianism would only settle for the sentencing of George Zimmerman to prison for
One of the most controversial topics in the past year has been police brutality. It hard to go anywhere or watch any news these days without seeing something on a different situation where either the policeman has gone too far and abused his or her power. Or where an innocent policeman was attacked and murdered for doing something simple like a traffic stop or filling up his gas tank like what occurred in Texas this past October. It seems like it is the cool thing in today’s society to hate cops. If police body cameras were to be enforced for policemen it would change both how the public treats officers and how officers handle situations.
Instead of addressing the racial injustice, they speak of the riots and protests against police officers by black individuals. The tragedy of the entire event isn’t even references in the NY Post, which straightaway appeals to supporters of the law enforcement system, inflaming readers with bold statements such as, “We have two more cops who were ambushed because of their uniforms,” (Inflaming Ferguson, NY Post). Although Washington Times can admit that such an event is a tragedy, they do display more noticeable support for the police departments. They go so far as to admit that, in their viewpoint, “a tragedy occurred, but a crime did not” (A tragedy in Ferguson, but the crime is the work of race hustlers, Washington Times). The appeal isn’t directed towards any civil rights activists with these two news sources, as NY Post has said, “The whole ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ narrative promoted by activists and the media was false from the start” (NY Post).
“Racial profiling punishes innocent individuals for the past actions of those who look and sound like them…” - Benjamin Todd Jealous. Is it okay how in today 's society many innocent people are stopped by the police because of their race? Is it okay how many innocent people are often killed or injured because of their race? It’s not okay for people of color to be targeted by authorities because they “look suspicious”. The fact that this is an actual real world problem going on right now is disgusting.
The failure of the justice system doing anything about racial cases. They failed to protect the people to this day because they are not willing to become together as one (Karakatsanis 1). “I can’t breathe.” “Hands up.” “Black lives matter.” These statements developed in reaction to the recent deaths of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man strangled to death by police in Staten Island, New York, and Michael Brown, an unarmed black adolescent shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri. These are two recent examples of the explicit racial prejudices that have plagued the country’s history. The Caucasian police officers who were accountable for these deaths were not charged for the wrongdoing nor were they taken to
The girls names were Ruby Bates and Victoria Price. Although the US has changed since the 1930’s we have failed to bring justice to all. The first reason that many see as proof of how the justice system has failed is police brutality. A boy by the name of Tavarius Williams was beaten by an officers ordered by Sargent Anthony Roberson. Williams’ attorney explained, “This is the kind of conduct by police officers that, if it goes unchecked, people get killed.” (The Free Thought
“You did the crime, now you do the time,” this age old adage is currently being used to describe Tom Robinson and the case against him; however, Tom will no longer serve time, considering that police officers murdered him when he attempted to flee from prison. A legion of people believes that Tom Robinson’s actions ultimately led to his demise, and that he is just another worthless human. In actuality, the father of the accuser, Bob Ewell, was the cause of Tom’s death. Maycomb’s most reclusive citizen saw an opportunity to capitalize on the town’s racist nature, and gain a few seconds in the limelight. Furthermore, this newly found fame would provide a stark difference from his everyday life of being the town’s most hated resident, and hopefully
Why the police officers are brutality on black people? There are highest percentage of statistics that police officers; white people are racism against black people and they killed them without the cautions while some of black people unarmed that means they do not have any weapons on them. Black people have some struggled to understand why every year the police officers always killed black people without negotiation and why against black people while they are innocent. There are several ways are complication situations between the police officers against black people because of racism. I noticed the police officers killed the article Called Policing the Police talked about the highest percentages of black men who unarmed.
It is true that police most of the time target minorities. For example, In Charles Blow’s article he talks about how George Zimmerman did not plead guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, and how unfair the justice system treated Martin’s Family. The first mistake was made when the neighborhood watch calls the police and told them about unusual behavior. When Zimmerman killed Trayvon, he said that the suspect was walking too slow, and it was a very suspicious behavior and he shoots him for the safety, but that was not a case ,it was more like a racial problem. In the Article Blow’s mentions “the system failed him” a lot of times, he expresses how disappointed he is about the choice of the justice system.