The death of Trayvon Martin and the sentencing of his killer, George Zimmerman was extremely controversial; and then pressure from that erupted down the road when Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson, sparking riots and protests around the country and on college campuses, and effectively throwing Baltimore into and ongoing state of civil unrest.
The reality of police brutality Police force methods across country leave room for questioning Anita NybergStaff Writer December 19, Although many people believe that United States police officers do their best to protect citizens from harm, others distrust and even fear the police.
Recent accusations of police brutality in cases such as the fatal police shootings of unarmed citizens Alton Sterling and Terence Crutcher have prompted nationwide protests and inquiry of whether or not there is trust between law enforcement and the public.
Role of police School resource officer and Northborough police officer Michael Bisset thinks trust between the public and police comes from dialogue and communication.
While some people think that these are simply isolated incidents, others look towards police law enforcement reform. According to Bisset, it is difficult to put a law or policy in place that could really help to prevent these incidents.
As far as holding the people that make the wrong decision responsible, there is a system in place. Bisset explained that if an officer does something wrong, the system ensures that there are consequences.
For example, there would be repercussions for any citizen shooting at someone else unjustly. Many people believe that the use of body cameras could be beneficial and remove the confusion and conflict of an incident.
Protest One of the prominent groups that have been focusing their efforts on speaking out against police misconduct and brutality in cases of racial profiling is the Black Lives Matter movement.
According to the mission statement on their website, Black Lives Matter is an activist movement that stands up against violence and systemic racism toward black people. Hopkins explained the importance of the movement at a time when there is oftentimes a subconscious bias towards people of color.
According to senior Mark Howells, the message and idea of the movement is important and intended to be positive. However, Black Lives Matter gets a bad reputation from violent people that are associating themselves with the movement. The local level According to Howells, there are not local issues surrounding police misconduct because of the transparency between the police and citizens here in Northborough.Aggressive dispersion tactics, such as police dogs and fire hoses, against individuals in peaceful protests and sit-ins were the most widely publicized examples of police brutality in that era.
The Brutality of Police Culture in Baltimore Years of abuses are every bit as egregious as what the Department of Justice documented in Ferguson, Missouri, and as deserving of a national response. Spike Lee set the tone right away in his film, “Malcolm X.” One of the very first things you notice when you watch the film, is footage of the violent beating of Rodney King by police officers.
The realities of police brutality came to light, even though the commission did not address racial disparities outright. During the Civil Rights Era, though many of the movement's leaders advocated for peaceful protests, the s .
As recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, move from headlines to history, I would like to say a few words about two very sensitive subjects: police brutality, and racism.
As we all know, recently a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri . Police killed 1, people in Black people were 25% of those killed despite being only 13% of the population.