The start of black lives matter happened by the deaths of ( Micheal Brown ,18 ) high school student . Ferguson was exploding with activists and protesters over Micheal. Key Quote: “Hands up, don’t shoot!” this quote was the final words from Micheal and became the quote for some posters for the march. This is article connects to the book because Rashad 's protest, there were thousands of people taking over the streets. People ,of course are upset on with happen to Rashad who is 16 years old high school student and has been in JROTC . Rashad was luck that things didn't turn for the worse.
The article is talking about how the black lives matter is not a hate group nor it's racist against white people especially all lives matter protest. Key Quote:"Black Lives Matter is not a hate group. But the perception that it is racist illustrates the problem". The protest invites everyone: different skin color, race, young or old can support the movement. This article connects to the book because there were many people that supported Rashad and Quinn was one of those people along with Jill and Katie. They are supporting on what they believe is right to do.
A Chicago officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice, 12 and was plead not guilty. The officer saw the boy in park with a gun on his hand. The gun turns out to be a toy gun with plastic pellets. The article talks more about the incidents with other officers. Key Quote:Protests have taken place around the country and the issue has fueled a civil rights movement under the name Black Lives Matter. This article connects with the book because of the many people that were killed by police officers. At the last page of the book, they were referring the people who were killed as being absent today again.
Most police brutality are recorded on cell phone. Police officers are report for the incidents that they have with citizens like Sgt. Bongiovanni’s disciplinary record. Key Quote : In multiple of the use of force reports stretching back to 1999, Bongiovanni admitted to punching suspects in the head (each event was considered lawful). This is from 1999 to 2006. This connects to the book when bystanders were recording Rashad's beating. This disciplinary records of Bongiovanni relates with Paul's repution after the incident.
police officers shot and kills 15 year old Jordan Edwards because the officers open fire at the vehicle that was driving away from the scene. Key Quote :“Another family ripped apart by police brutality,” he wrote Sunday on Twitter. “There was absolutely no justification for this murder. We demand justice!” This connects to the book because the beliefs of someone doing to something bad even though it didn't happen in that way like the scene of Rashad tripping Katie at the store. The clerk and Paul think that Rashad was trying to harm her.
Two officers shot and killed a black man (Alton Sterling, 37) who was selling CDs outside a convenience store. This incident cause a riot because the incident was on video and Sterling was armed. Key Quote: The officers had been looking for a suspect who matched cause Sterling's description, police said, and after they tackled Sterling, he allegedly reached for a gun before officers opened fire. This connects to the book when Rashad was beaten by the cop. like Sterling, Rashad was not armed nor resist his arrest. Also in the book, there was a protest but didn't results to arrests.