“Deaths of whites at the hands of law enforcement typically receive less attention, even when the case is shrouded in controversy.” (Richardson, 1). This is an issue as a nation, we are fighting for unity among us all so I find it particularly odd that I never hear cases of police brutality against white individuals on the news, but constantly I come across one’s relating to african americans. All cases of police brutality are wrong despite color, race and ethnicity and we all deserve the right to raise awareness of this growing issue! Police
It has come to my attention that not everyone is this world is receiving equality and getting justice. Over the last few years the numbers of innocent people especially African Americans being killed have risen dramatically. The whole Black Lives Matter issue started after George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the killing of Trevon martin. Once that situation took place everything started to go downhill and police brutality just kept getting worse towards the African race. If everyone would look at people the same instead of by the color of their skin they maybe things could go a lot smoother and innocent people would not be getting killed.
Young black men who are shot by the police are very commonly justified, such as Michael Brown who was shot by police because he went for a cops gun inside a cops car. Slyville Smith was killed because he had a record of various arrests, and refused to put his illegally obtained pistol down when an officer asked him to. Where are the overzealous white cops who are out to take young black men into prisons for no reason? Where are the cops who kill solely because they're racist? Some may argue that cops who are pulling people over for “small” crimes like a broken tail light or slightly overspeeding is what causes more police brutality, but if a cop pulls a person over for a broken tail light, and they gets out of the car with a weapon, is the cop really racist in that scenario?
How long will we continue to reject the fact that it is racism that fuels police brutality in the United States? Racism has been a topic of in the media each day in the country. Police brutality is happening everywhere and has become more commonplace with the increase of racist police officers who are a part of a corrupt system that targets the African-American male population. Police are not killing blacks because the crimes they commit are threatening, but because of the color of their skin and the way they look. Whites are rarely killed because they appear to be innocent to the police.
Although they had records of hospitals indicating that there were more deaths on heroin than crack and heroin was sold by whites. For example the police did not focused on whites their main focused were Latinos and Blacks because they had a bad reputation to the Seattle police department and they were label as criminals. Stop and searcher are high crimes in the
Victims of color rarely get their accomplishments broadcasted by the media. Instead the media broadcasts criminal records or other troubling aspects from their past. This sends the message that when it’s partially the victim 's fault that a bad thing happend to them. For example after the tragic death of mike brown they depicted him as “no angel” while eagerly looking for a reason why the unarmed teenager deserved to die. “Studies show implicit biases lead many of us to see innocent Black children as guilty adults (Johnson).” The media tends to depict young victims of colour as older than they actually are.
Criminal Justice is a system of law enforcement agencies that work collectively to control crime and give the suspect the punishment for committing the crime. Juveniles which are young teenagers, tend to commit more crimes because they often have bad influences from other people or they usually have gone through a bad time period in their life. According to Marylandgov, arrests in Maryland have decreased by 6% in 2013, 2012 and there were 245,505 arrests reported in 2013 compared to 260,783 in 2012. False Confession is when a person gets charged and punished for a crime he or she did not commit. The reason people confess to the police for several different reasons because they are scared of the death penalty and they believe that the police
Police officers are going to arrest and do what they are compelled to do, regardless of color. “In a survey on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, citizens said that young black men are 21 times more likely than their white counterparts to be shot dead by police” (Trumbull 16). This is not the case! In my opinion, they are saying this as a result of not paying attention to the “white shootings” that happen everyday.
People do not believe the police anymore. In an article By: Jay Stanley for the American Liberties Union says “white officers kill more black people than white.” So they immediately think it is about racism. In my opinion it really it shows that more black people do bad things than white people. People still do not believe that. The other bad thing is the media, because they can over exaggerate things about police officers.
Although the Miranda Rights have helped many people throughout their cases, it has also hurt the police departments all across America. After the Miranda Rights were enforced to be used after arresting, the number of confessions from suspects fell sixteen percentage points. It also affected the number of cases solved because the suspects no longer confessed about the wrong they did so there were large number of cases that never gotten solved. Many crimes were let unsolved and they dramatically fell in numbers like the cases of violent crimes solved dropped 25% and property crimes solved fell as well. To put the numbers in perspective , if the Miranda rights weren 't put into place between 8,000 to 36,000, or more robberies would have been solved in 1995 according to Paul Cassell, that 's a lot of robberies that could have been
The most recent cases with the killing of African American males will make you think that the police don’t care about Blacks. I even remember hearing people accuse the police of sending out this tweet on social media. After doing my research I believe that the police handled the case equal to how they would’ve treated any other case. They put more man power on the street to protect the public. This low income area was protected like it was a rich neighborhood.
In my research paper my topic is about the brutality of police tactics, and how they plan on improving these to make their attempts at arresting less forceful. “Are we becoming a police state?” This question is asked by many Americans today, Why? Because there are so many deaths by police that many feel like they are superior to laws, and often times the criminal offences they cause are overlooked. The fact that it’s only few cops that do this, they all get the bad reputation. This is backed up by: Paragraph 2 of Targeting U.S. citizens for killing.