Police Inequality

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Inequality is evident in the United States through the many riots, police brutality incidents, and shootings happening across the nation. 50 years ago on July 12th, an African-American named John Smith was arrested. He was arrested for tailgating and driving on the wrong side of the road. He was also accused of speaking offensive language and physically assaulting the police officers. John Smith had done nothing wrong, yet he was beaten by the two white policemen in Newark, New Jersey on July 12th 1967. Nothing more should have to be said to determine if that is equal or not. “There were violent clashes between the rioters and the National Guard, who were instructed to use their weapons whenever necessary”, (Zelizer, 2017). People

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