Police Vandalism And Graffiti

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African Americans have been the victims of police brutality throughout the postwar period. 1In an attempt to have better social and economic situation they migrated from the rural South to the country’s urban areas. 2 However, they faced the effects of racism and discrimination on Black men in America, particularly saying, they suffered from the most noticed arm of the country: the police. Police officers treated improperly and unjust of bodies of color, in particular black bodies.3 This research paper is focused on the case of graffiti artists and how punishment of black and white differs for committing graffiti and street art vandalism.
Graffiti used as means to express opinion and to send messages about social, economic and political issues.
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Taylor considers their decisions as reckless that fail to foresee the possible bad consequences. In addition, state officials operate in an insidious logic that causes harmful effects.13 According to Chaney and Robertson, the social questionnaire concluded that five people express contempt towards law enforcements, eight individual see them as suspicious, sixteen people consider them as practicing brutality, and seven of questioned shows respect for them.…show more content…
Ross and Wright investigate the opposite correlation between race and perception of graffiti. They looked at the police official’s race and how it affects on making decision toward graffiti art vandalism. The study conducted in 2012 from April to June, and race of policeman were equally divided 38, 6 % were Whites and 37, 1 % were African Americans. 16 They investigated demographic information as officer’s age, rank, education, race/ethnicity, and time of the job to find out whether this characteristics determine the officer’s reactions to graffiti and street art. 17As a result the dependent variables were race and work shift. Hence, race can explain how police responded to commitment of graffiti vandalism.
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