Police Brutality Against Black Women Analysis

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In this article, Marica Bianco talks about how the law enables the police force to abuse black women. Most of the time when you hear about police brutality and race, the narrative usually involves black men. However, there are police brutalities towards black women that are being kept hidden or ignored completely. Police brutality ranging from being beaten, racially profiled and sexual assaulted. Her article is reinforced with a report from a woman who was given a vaginal cavity search despite the fact that she had not given the officers consent. Charnesia Corley, a 21 year-old African American, experienced sexism and racism in the form of sexual assault from a deputy. The report says that “police pulled her over shortly after 10pm on June…show more content…
If it wasn’t for the advancing technology, and social media, reports or cases of police brutality against black women wouldn’t even be considered. For so long, such actions were invisible or ignored by society like it was not important enough to be an issue. It troubles me that this is not a once in a while occurrence. The fact that police brutality against black women is currently happening shocks me due to the fact that I am use to racial profiling leading police brutality against black men, not women. At the same time that I feel troubled, I feel disgusted at the justice system basically allowing such abuse of black women by law enforcement. I completely agreed with the tone and the way in which she worded “in their expressed views, officers forcing their hands up a woman’s vagina, on suspicion of marijuana possession, is sound policy”. If acting with the law consists of this type of behavior or action, I completely lost my trust in the justice system, the laws, and the police. It takes common sense to realize that these deputies’ actions were not within the law due to the fact that it was only 0.02 ounces of marijuana and that the location was not given to the reader. Bianco makes the reader doubt the truth in the deputies’ story by saying “Not to mention we could very easily posit the potential of that paltry amount being planted on her…show more content…
Black Lives Matter was co-founded by three women, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. The media have done little to nothing to point out the increasing number of black women who have to endure police brutality in the recent years. #SayHerName, stories of black women enduring police violence is one of the many movements that Black Lives Matter supports. #SayHerName uses case studies to bring people’s attention to black women’s experiences of police violence and documents how race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and class work in conjunction with gender racial stereotypes that brings upon such a response from police officials. Most individuals relate police brutality with black men and black women are just the background in the understanding of police brutality. Police brutality against black women is overlooked and that is not acceptable. Activists protest about law enforcement needing to not only pay attention to the violence on men as well as women. #SayHerName gives examples of gender specific policy demands to address black women’s experiences of policing. One policy is creating an End Racial Profiling Act of 2015, which includes a ban on racial profiling based on gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation as well as forces local police departments to adopt and enforce a gender and sexuality inclusive racial profiling ban. For now,

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