Persuasive Essay On Police Brutality

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On July 28, 2017, President of the United States, Donald Trump, made a speech in Long Island informing police on how to handle criminals. He encouraged police to use more physical contact and not to be as cautious when they take individuals into custody. He states, “When you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put your hand over them?” Like don’t hit their head, and they just killed somebody – don’t hit their head. I said you can take the hand away, okay?” For the past few years, America has witnessed a steady increase in police brutality among people of color. Many police have shot and killed African Americans because they felt “threatened” by almost anything these people did. When police were taken to court for the killings nearly every one of them got off free after the trial. This has caused many black people in America to feel discriminated against and inferior to other races. The Bill of Rights grants Americans rights that shall not be infringed. These rights include freedom of speech, religion, and right to a peaceful assembly. In our pledge of allegiance, it states: “One nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all,” but what happens when an injustice is done, and one exercises the First Amendment and protests, in the land of the free? You may easily lose your job and get called a “son of a bitch” by the President. America encourages you to speak up for what’s “right” but when you do you there are

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