Police Brutality In African America Essay

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Police Brutality : Injustice in the system has lead to Mistrust in the African American Community Police officers that are supposed to bring peace to the communities they protect, are only bringing fear to the African American. In many cases the police officer believed that he or she was making the right decision. An example of the would be the Ferguson vs Darren Wilson. Throughout the trail Wilson kept saying how he felt that his life was in danger. Wilson said in his testimony “At this point I’m like why isn’t this working, this guy is going to kill me if he gets ahold of this gun. I pulled it a third time, it goes off.” While in the moment the police officers think they are making the right decisions at the time, incidences similar…show more content…
Discrimination, the “treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person” (dictionary.com), has frequently occurred against African Americans. Police brutality has been happening against African American since the civil rights movement if not longer. Creating an unhealthy relationship on how the African American communities views the police who are suppose to be protecting. An example of discrimination would traffic stops, “A February 2009 study of traffic stops and searches in West Virginia found a similar pattern of racial profiling. The data reveal that African-American motorists were 1.64 times more likely to be stopped than White drivers.”(the Reality of Racial Profiling).…show more content…
In recent years there has been multiply cases where African American were killed or suffered violent police case. Some example would the Trayon Martin case and Michael Brown case. These cases both end with the tragic death of an African American males. After the cases occurred the african American community wanted justice for the young men who lost their lives. However, all the public would get would be an excuse to with the officer was not guilty of his

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