In the wake of everything that has been going on surrounding police brutality, there has been a new movement going on throughout the U.S to protest the wrongful actions of police officers. Everything that happens will include a reaction from the community and at some point enough will be enough and violence has soon followed. When people don't change things for the better of everyone something has had to be done and this a prime example of why this started. Once nobody does something it all depends on people to voice themselves. This movement is very touching but sadly it has done absolutely to change the world we are in. This article points out how all of it got started and why they had begun it. It says “A call to action,” says Garza. “To make sure we are creating a world where black lives actually do matter.” It explains what the U.S had came to because the problem wasn't controlled at the source. This means that we have to take matters into our own hands. This matters because once the people have to intervene you know that not even the greatest leaders could solve the problem. Another important thing that the article points out is that this movement isn't staying put in one place. It is spreading all around and even the biggest celebrities have chosen to endorse it. This means that the movement's following is growing tremendously. This matters very much because once you get celebrities to follow your ideals you will spread all around. Hopefully this movement can cause a real change to the world we live in today.
Police brutality rates are at an all time high and people are starting to question whether the police use reasonable or excessive force when it comes to their job. This level of questioning whether we are safe or not around police has become more relevant in the past couple of years. This article talks about what has come from the recent brutality cases on African - American people. It also shares some figures on the epidemic that has just recently started to affect our nation again. One important figure that is included within the article is that “The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police.” This figure supports that police have committed brutality against more than one race but that the number at which is committed at is extremely different. This figure shows that African-Americans are harmed way more then white people. This means that people are outraged by the level of violence they are put through just because of their skin color. This figure matters because it proves what people are protesting for is a huge problem and with them protesting they may cause a change in the world we are in today. Another piece of evidence to support whether police are using excessive force or not is in November 2014, Tamir Rice was shot by the police in Cleveland, Ohio. He was just a twelve year old kid that was playing with a toy pistol. This is just a ridiculous, that police officers could just take the life of such a young kid. This means that if they can end the life of a twelve year old with a toy gun they could definitely do worse to a grown unarmed man. This matters because this is what our reality at the moment is. We must find a way to end these terrible times our nation is going through.
Here we see where police brutality has gotten us as a nation. In one single year police officers have managed to kill over 250 people of one race. Those police officers were there to be protecting these people but instead they had killed them. These deaths occur over one thing that these people can't control, the color of their skin. This article is a prime example of how bad this problem has gotten to be. One prime example used to support the idea that we are in deep trouble is just the number of African - Americans killed by police in one year. This means that these killings have been sort of the normal when it comes to handling African- Americans in situations that involve the police. This matters because this needs to show the people in the U.S that a change needs to be made quickly. Another piece of evidence that shows the problem we have is all of the big cases that have fueled this outrage. It goes from the death of Michael Brown to the hands of the police, then it goes to the wrongful killing of Alton Sterling and it also talks about the killing of Philando Castile a man who was killed because he was a supposed bank robber who was licensed to carry a gun but was still shot because the officer thought he was reaching for the gun. This means that police officers act based more on skin color then what type of person they actually are. This matters because racial profiling has become a big issue as to why these people are stopped in the first place. This problem will only continue to get worse if something is not done fast.
The past hasn't really caused a change in the U.S. We continue on our horrible trend of killings in the U.S. The number of killings has increased by nine from 2016 on March 19. Our numbers are increasing and we should be worried about what the future holds. This article shows evidence that police brutality has been on a steady increase, something that cannot be tolerated anymore. This is a terrible trend to be having increase. This means that our problem has been getting out of hand over the past couple of years. This matters because this shows us that we aren't doing enough to control our problem and we are starting to see it get out of hand. Our handling of this situation hasn't been effective and the people are paying the price. This article also points out that the people we have in charge haven't really shown that they are dedicating their time and efforts in to changing what we have at the moment. This is a problem considering that the president could change the way a nation is run but he has chosen not to take action. He says in the article "More people have died at the hands of law enforcement in the US so far this year than during the same period in 2016, casting a dark shadow over the Donald Trump administration as it invests more power in the police." This means that we are n't seeing any improvement from our current leader. This matters because he could be a big part in changing the way our future turns out with the problem we have ahead of us. We see the rise of police brutality but we are not seeing any try anything to stop it.
Throughout the period of time where police brutality has started to become very relevant we continue to make up excuses for those cops who take innocent people's lives. This is a main reason why our problem has continued to get worse and worse. The first step in solving any problem is admitting that something is wrong. Here we are and nobody is taking responsibility or action against this. This article talks about the excuses that we make for the killers dressed as cops. This author is voicing what should be done, how we will solve this problem is putting all the killers behind bars and starting over again. One piece of evidence he includes in the article is "The cop? Clearly a good man. How do we know? Because he's a cop, an officer of the law, and where there's no law, chaos reigns. The badge, the uniform, the smile, they all tell us he's good. Because only good men willingly run toward the problem everyone else is fleeing." This means that whenever we see a cop we should instill all of our trust within him. This matters because this just doesn't seem normal anymore. We can't always trust a cop because of the actions of other cops ruin our views on all of them. Cops have just become another thing we should be worried about and once you can't trust a cop then who can you trust. The author makes another good point when he says that ". But a cop has to get home safely to the wife he's trying to love and the kids he's trying to raise. You can't expect him to assume that that man in that instance was one of the few good ones in the bunch." He shares another excuse that supporters of police lives always make. We can not make these excuses time after time. Its getting to a point that we must except that his intent for killing wasn't to save himself but it was the product of what he has been taught to react to. This means we are at a place that is starting to seem like their is no return from. Police are just something that have changed dramatically and it is seeming impossible that we could return to the old way. Excuses are something that just have to be dismissed of, the truth must be faced.