People are hypersensitive over Black Lives Matter/Police Shootings Do you think people are too sensitive? For instance the movement Black Lives Matter, people are too sensitive over this subject. This movement really started to get to everyone when people started to see white policemen shooting and killing black citizens. The black citizens weren't innocent bystanders, these black citizens committed crimes. Most cases of the police shootings the criminal proposed a weapon to the cop in a harmful manner, and when the cop felt threatened and felt that his life were to be in danger the cop shoots. Many people believe that the cop only shot the black citizen just because he was black, but the cop is just doing his job that he is instructed to …show more content…
Instead of addressing real issues of racism, the activists focus on a few incidents where a black person has gotten into a deadly confrontation with law enforcement — but where there doesn’t appear to have been any racism.In many of the incidents, the officers themselves were black or Hispanic. The high-profile accusations and scrutiny have resulted in ruining the careers and reputations of many law enforcement officers, who are often forced to resign, subsequently facing civil lawsuits and even criminal charges.” (Alexander 1). Black Lives Matter is still new to history it has only been going on a few years, and Police shootings have been a major “help” for Black Lives Matter so that the media will expand the Black Lives Matter voice/movement. The Black Lives Matter movement say that police are only shooting the black people committing the crime just because they are black, and this is a major reason why these people are hypersensitive. They say these things to draw attention to themselves and say that what happened, but they over dramatise the occasion of what happened. This is gold to the media, so the media helps the people affected by the police shootings by helping over dramatise the situation that
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In the world we live in today, racism and police brutality are raising concerns that society needs to be aware of. Beginning from the mid 1900s and on, racism was an ongoing problem that many individuals acted on from day to day. Whether it was mainly whites who hated blacks or vice versa, there never seemed as if a solution would ever come about. Based on this article about racism and police brutality, it talks a lot about how brutality following the Rodney King incident has change and is more exposed due to updated technology. Racism is not a thing of the past, it exist in this day and happens everyday in front of our eyes. Another point from this article is how the media portrays black as intimidating and scary which often times is the reason why police officers act the way they do when they are encountering a black male. Today’s society is taught to be afraid of black men because they are dangerous and unpredictable. The media account is a short video of how police brutality is caught on camera and how the police are portrayed because of these videos. Because of the new technology officers are no longer able to get away with brutality and not having to answer for there actions. This media account is more of an awareness video of how if someone sees the police physically abusing someone, they should take there phones out and record everything that is going on. Today’s camera phone as said to be the police’s kryptonite because they capture everything that is done by the
The media understands which topics are going to cause people to stop everything and listen better than anybody else. One of those topics is racially motivated brutality by police officers. This has become a major issue in the United States lately and the media adds fuel to the fire any chance they can get for their 15 seconds of fame. A good example of how the media turns regular law enforcement incidents into a topic of race is the way they word their headlines. This is especially true of articles as they want catchy titles in hopes of catching the attention of readers. Getting an individual to actually take the time to read an article is tricky business today as reading is considered by many to be a lost art. What better way is there for the media to attract attention than by saying a certain race is under attack? For example, the title “Man Tasered for resisting arrest” probably would not garner that much attention by today's standards. However if it gets a media makeover and is now, “Black man Tasered by officer for resisting arrest”, it will likely receive more attention. This is an unfair practice that stirs up more controversy and hate for law enforcement officers from those who can’t see past the racial propaganda. Cases like these are popping up all too frequently and as the reader has probably seen they can lead to civil unrest and
Our society shows how racism and police officers are a focal point within our country. In the United States, many police officers demonstrate racist qualities. Research states that many police officers are only patrolling around predominately African American neighborhoods. People agree that police officers are just sitting in areas where African Americans live instead of just sitting anywhere and waiting for any crimes. (Martin, Trayvon. Racial Profiling). Polices are just waiting for African Americans to make a mistake. Most Police Officers haven’t changed their ways on racism. “Diallo was gunned down by NYPD officers while trying to enter his apartment building. The officers had mistaken Diallo for a suspected rapist—who was also black’’ (Martin, Trayvon. Racial Profiling). NYPD killed an innocent man because he was African American and he looked like the guy they were looking for. Therefore, this just proves police officers have not changed their racist
Everyone sees the subject of police brutality as something that creates racial tension and divides us as a nation. I contest this argument because the truth is, the citizens of the United States are tired of seeing this issue and are UNITING to protest what is becoming a norm for Police. The most publicized organization that is attacking this issue at its source is comprised of people across the nation and the group is identified as “Black Lives Matter”. While there is no official
All across the nation, in the news the black community has been making their voice heard, in regards to white police brutality, and murder against the unarmed black community. Many of these brutal attacks and flat out murders of unarmed black people haven’t been largely prosecuted, some officers have even been acquitted of any wrong doing or murder. This has led to outrage in the African American community at large. The shooting of an unarmed black teen named Michael Brown caused the racial strain in this country to break.
Despite the important racial progresss our society has made since Emmett Till’s death, from the civil rights era, to present increase of police brutality has still left the Black/African American community in shadows of segregation. The second most recent shooting of teenager Michael Brown has left citizens in ongoing battles with law enforcement officers of Ferguson, Missouri. New Statement (2014) reports, Missouri police similarly attempted to retain control of the narrative, claiming Brown had stolen cigars, and then paying for them, and then claiming he was a bad child and attacked the officer who shot him” (New Statement, 21). Brown autopsy reveals he was gun less and shot six times. Police brutality is not solely about Ferguson, Emmett Till, or the civil rights movement, but it is simply about the history of capitalism and police brutality in America and having many forms of it.
With that being said, also, according to the same article, 11 Major Misconceptions of the Black Lives Matter Movement, it’s stated, “Since the earliest days of the movement in Ferguson, groups like the Organization for Black Struggle, the Black Lives Matter network, and others have made both clear and public a list of demands. Those demands include swift and transparent legal investigation of all police shootings of black people; official governmental tracking of the number of citizens killed by police, disaggregated by race; the demilitarization of local police forces; and community accountability mechanisms for rogue police officers.” Having to use a movement to get certain demands like for example, for our police officers that are supposed to be protecting us should have a body camera on them at all times, that’s kind of unbelievable. It’s hard to believe that many would rather continue ignoring the lives of how many was taken from their friends
In the previous year, the amount of people killed by the police department has increased, and even worse African Americans are three times more likely than Caucasians to be killed by the hands of a police. In 2015, the percent of unarmed African Americans killed was 30 percent compared to 19 percent of Caucasians. Although, 2016 is not over yet already 793 people have been killed by policemen. Mike Luckovich drew this cartoon representing the fear of African Americans, and to point out that recently the shootings are reoccurring. The number has made it so difficult for African Americans to live peacefully, they are in constant fear that their life could be taken away by the police. The cartoonist drew a black man in the car conversing with
In The United States of America much of mainstream media picks up on police violences that includes shootings and beatings that get dished out to anybody caught on camera. One of the earlier and most controversial events in the media was that of Detroit in 1967 between police and African American protesters. This event started when a group of African American partygoers were arrested for having a party at an illegal bar and the Detroit Police Department aggressively arrested the partygoers, sparking a conflict with citizens. When police make a lawful arrest there is never a reason to resist or fight back, but when police starting throwing and pushing citizens around during an arrest there is understanding among protests to be started. The protests
Single, black mother teaches her son with superpowers about the world by drawing parallels from having The Talk about race. How super!
Police shootings of African Americans have become frequent events in the US. This racist justice system poses a threat to all African Americans, but also to our society in general, and it's time we do something about it.
#BlackLivesMatter has been topic that has been discussed for years now, however, often times it is twisted to read #AllLivesMatter, and while that may be true, it also attempts to take away from a minority groups agency and or empowerment. In the year 2016 we have seen a substantial amount of police officer shootings against African Americans. The two most recent incidents of police shootings involved Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. Both of these incidents also took days after the other. Sterling was selling CD’s out side a convenience store and for that reason was executed by two police officers. This week has all together been a very frustrating and heart breaking week, and when I think about what
Police brutality is a major issue in today’s society. Many African Americans tend to avoid the police for that very reason. A campaign was started in 2012 against police brutality and the unfair treating of African Americans entitled, Black Lives Matter. This movement was met with controversy as well as support from the American people. This movement has followed several controversial police brutality cases in the United States including, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Sandra Bland. All African American and all killed in the presence of a police officer, with no convictions. These three cases have been some of the biggest cases in the Black Lives Matter campaign. This campaign is determined to make sure that Black lives are treated just as equally as white live and Hispanic lives, because black lives matter
Around the globe, violence and hatred between races, authority, and civilians rage among the streets of our communities. Various chapter-based organizations for certain races have been created such as ¨Black Lives Matter¨ that raise awareness for the many people that have been treated unfairly or have lost their lives for no reason at all. For the most part the biggest problem for these types of organizations are the ones holding the gun, the police. The population is always quick to blame the ones behind the badge, but no one seems to look at the big picture. The popular organization Black Lives matter has made Law Enforcement a staple for fear, and hate for everyone who catches them in the streets. Once, police officers were our heroes and