People hear of police killing innocent black men and blame them for being racist. However, after further research, I argue that their claims are not true. When it comes to police shootings, blacks aren’t the only targets. Far many more white people are killed by police which shows that this is definitely not a racial problem. Based on data collected by the FBI, crime rates have gone down but the number of police shootings have increased.
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
Innocent men, women, and even children have been killed by police officers for no reason. Black lives matter, all lives matter. The Black Lives Matter movement has been expanding around the United States in the last few years. There are a huge number of people that are against the Black Lives Matter movement and say that the cops are just doing their job no matter what happens. When there is a news story about police brutality on black people, there are people that say that the cops are innocent and should not be held accountable for murder (Greene32).
Clarke is the chief of police in Milwaukee, a very large city with some crime and a diverse race population. In an attempt to defend themselves, the police are denying there is racist targeting. It is obvious that police are racist with their use of harsh tactics on innocent people. It is very disappointing that people in the police force are denying it. Some would argue that the police are doing their job and using the skills they have learned.
There is enough evidence to show that police officers are using an excess of force, and in some occasions lethal force in their daily routine. It is normal for people to get scared when they are in the presence of a police officer. It is not a casualty, it is because the history that is around police officers and the fame that they had created. Recent incidents involving police officers shooting innocent people are raising doubts about how police officers are trained, and the credibility in the Unites States System of Justice. Ginger Otis in Police Still ‘Have a License To Kill’, a Year After Eric Garner Was Choked to Death, Says His Mother, shows a lot of controversial cases such as Eric Garner case which was choked to death by a police officer
The media loves to exploit any story where they can throw the race card and this case is a huge example of this. In the video, “How Racist are Ferguson Police?” it states that police in Ferguson have “established clear racial disparities that adversely impact African Americans” but people seem to ignore the fact that the reason Michael Brown was alerted to the police in the first place was because he committed theft. When a police officer sees a person who fits the description of a criminal it is his job to address the issue, and that is what officer Darren Wilson did. Brown went after Wilson and there is factual evidence of Brown’s blood being found on the gun and in the car of Officer Wilson. Wilson did not shoot Brown because he was black, but because he was dealing with a criminal who was posing a threat to his life.
In many cases, the use of excessive force is needed, but also in many cases it’s not. I’m not saying all cops are bad and commit these types of crimes, but personally I wouldn’t trust any cops because of the facts what’s going on around me. The cops will kill blacks
Similar cases such as black on black violence and police on black violence that seem to be never ending spark anger and hate in the hearts of the African American race which has only turned into more crime and more violence. This violence and crime has turned tourist city into a war zone for the past decade and it paints a terrible picture for a city whose main financial income is its tourists. The black on black and police on black violence can be solved over time by a multitude of means one of them being the coming together of the African American community to protect themselves from racism, stereotypes, crime and self-inflicted
At the point when law authorization officers target occupants in light of race, religion or national source as opposed to conduct, wrongdoing battling is less successful and group doubt of police develops. An investigation of the Los Angeles Police Department demonstrated that minority groups that had been unjustifiably focused in the past keep on experiencing more prominent doubt and dread of cops. To find this inadequate strategy that undermines open certainty, we require more grounded strategies against racial profiling at all levels — from nearby to government — and also more compelling preparing and oversight of cops, and frameworks of responsibility. Twenty states have no laws forbidding racial profiling by law implementation, as indicated by a NAACP report discharged in September. Among states that do, the strategies shift generally in execution and adequacy.
Recently in American politics, the Black Lives Matter movement has been publicized at large. There is a lot of controversy around BLM because many people believe that it is a hate group targeting all police officials and white citizens. The group’s goal is to address a problem in America, like racial profiling, asking why people who are white that shoot innocent church goers are arrested and taken into custody while a black teenager jaywalking across the street is shot, and racism in the everyday part of their lives. Black Lives Matter wants to open the eyes of people who do not see a problem and hopefully fix a broken system. Racism is a touchy subject for many people because they do not believe racism is as detrimental to society since
Hey Juni, police brutality is definitely a major issue in today 's society. After the whole Rodney King beating, the world finally got a small glimpse of the law enforcement taking advantage of their power. Police authority have gotten so out of hand, that some actually feel more feared around officers than protected. The stereotype that officers are racist to African Americans is also a popular topic, but I believe all races of people are being mistreated by the police. More attention should be put on how officers use their rights and power in the work field, and how they can disfuse and correct problems with at the least amount of violence as possible.