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“And today, 16 years later, we are standing still and debating the same thing,” (Mother of Amadou Diallo) Amadou was a 23 year old, black, unarmed boy killed by four white police officers in 1999, all four officers were acquitted.
Police misconduct: Inappropriate or illegal actions done by police officers. Police misconduct needs to be stopped, but how are we going to end it?
The police are here to protect and serve and when they willingly break the laws for their own “benefits” it’s a large neglect of their job and their responsibility. Police brutality is a form of police misconduct and it is the one most heard about and reported. Even though over half of the cases of police misconduct go unreported. Minorities are usually the victims of police misconduct. They are discriminated against for no reason, they are beaten, killed, spoken to rudely, and majority of the time the families of the victims get no justice and the police officer who committed the crime usually have no
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Black Lives Matter, or BLM is a movement of protest against people who discriminate, who commit crimes, the people who have killed black people and have faced no charges for their actions. The Black Lives Matter movement originated in 2012 after the murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, who of course, wasn’t charged for his crime. Although Zimmerman was not an officer of the law, the killing of Trayvon Martin was the last straw for a lot of people, which is where the Black Lives Matter movement was started.
“Black Lives Matter is working for a world where black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. We affirm our contributions to this society, out humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. The call for black lives to matter is a rallying cry for all black lives striving for liberation.” (Black Lives Matter
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