An Eyewitness Of Police Brutality Essay

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Over the past few months a lot has changed the city for the good and the bad. I am an eyewitness of police brutality that has taken place on a daily basis there. There are several individuals in Baltimore who have no respect for the police at all and the reason is they feel as if the police officers have no respect for them. A Baltimore resident by the name Freddie Gray died from a spinal injury at the hands of police during an arrest on April 2015. Trust he was the not the first who was injured or killed in police custody in Baltimore. “$5.7 million is the amount the city of Baltimore has paid to victims of brutality, between 2011 and 2014.Over the past four years, more than 100 people have won court judgments or settlements related to allegations of brutality and civil-rights violations." (Johnston, 2015). The Freddie Gray case went worldwide, just like the Mike Brown case. People were so quick to assume that the police officers that were involved in this incident were all White, but that was not the case. The world was shocked to hear that there were three White officers and three Black officers who were involved in the death of Freddie Gray. Each individual was charged in the death of Mr. Gray. This case shows that the act of police brutality does not occur just by White officers, but all officers, no matter the color of their skin. We live in a world where we may think the Blacks are for Blacks and Whites are for Whites, and that is not the case most of the time.
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