A Neutral Look at Police Brutality It's sad to see what's happening in America. Police are sworn to protect OUR Constitutional Rights however it seems the cast majority of them are trying to strip them away. Yes, I agree that not all police fall under this category, but it's becoming more and more common with NO REPERCUSSIONS. Must be nice to be above the law..
Police brutality has been around for decades. The advancement of technology that has made the world so much smaller in a sense is just making it easier to shine a light on such an important subject. It also gives power to the people. You don't have to just stand their if you are around in a case of police injustice. You now have a voice. It is legal to video tape police in 47 states.
We must raise the bar on the psyche evaluations for police academy applicants. It is very apparent the standard is somewhere around "thugs only" need apply! We MUST fight to end police brutality NOW!- Nicky J.
This banned cover from The New Yorker is by Harry Bliss. It explores the fallout after Haitian immigrant Abner Louima was attacked and raped by white police officers in 1997. The case became a national symbol of police brutality and fed perceptions that New York City police officers were harassing or abusing young black men.
Of course all lives matter. But in the wake of the recent killings of unarmed black men and women by police, and the failure to prosecute their killers, the message being sent to black communities is that they don’t matter. That is why this campaign is so necessary.
~My question is, what about when an officer pulls a driver over and pops the hood before even exiting the vehicle? Does a motorist have the right to ask the officer to lower the hood, or would that be an immediate case of resisting arrest and threatening an officer? Because those are the grounds by which 240+ citizens have been fatally fired upon by police officers.~
Racism has been a widespread issue for centuries, the cases are not as extreme as in the past but still need a lot of attention. More recently, police brutality towards black people has been brought to the medias attention, the shooting of Trayvon Martin was the cause behind the 'Black Lives Matter" activist group. There is a wide range of films that acknowledge racism, one in particular is the film Mississippi Burning, in the film three civil rights activists are shot by white…