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The woman stands in the middle of the street, as though conflict was not in front of her. She looks serious, but calm. Calm like she were looking off into the distance, questioning something. Her dress is black and flows down as the wind carries it, mixing her perfume with the blood in the air. Men approach her, all wearing gear that would be seen in combat. They try to detain her, but she remains staring at them, nothing but peace written across her face. Yet, with peace, she is internally fighting a war that has been fought many times over. She crosses her arms over her torso and stands strong against the men. She is fighting a war that has been fought many times over.
The problem of police brutality is the fact that black men, women, and children are unarmed and are therefore unable to protect themselves against the violence. Unjust policemen are at fault for their mindset of eliminating black citizens due to race. The Black Lives Matter protest is to be moved forward in eliminating the problem. Along with this, black citizens are to stand together and organize a safety plan to ensure safety to our youth due to this matter.
In history, the police force were between the North and the South, in which the North police force were primarily fighting against European immigrants. Police force in the south were there to maintain slave patrols along slave passes. In this system, the police force primarily targeted enslaved Africans. For both the North and the South, African Americans were the scapegoat for white aggression. However, in the south, police forces joined forces with terrorist groups such as the KKK to enforce racial terror. During the 1910’s, Texas police forces went on a killing spree, killing every black person in the town of Solcum. (Sehat)
A non-terrorist movement, officially titled ‘Black Lives Matter’, was formed to counter the police brutality against innocent black men, women, and children of America. The Black Lives Matter movement makes it known that Black lives are in danger and uses social media to inform society of the killings. One of the main factors of Black Lives Matter is the diversity. Blacks, Hispanics, and even whites have joined to stand up against the misconduct of police officers. As stats show, officers are indicted of less than 1% of killings. (Sehat)
The Black Lives Matter movement needs to grow and there needs to be a change in the way the police force is run. As Shaun King said, “To combat police brutality, hire more female cops” (To combat…). Females are proven to be more calm and tolerant in stressful situations, such as in detaining. Redditt Hudson, a former police officer, analyzed the stats and concluded that 15% of officers will do the right thing, 15% will abuse their power, and the other 70% will chose a side based on who they’re working with (To combat…). Another effective way of minimizing police brutality is for “good police to speak out on bad officers” (Good Police…)
For centuries, black lives have been in danger due to police brutality. The rates of black deaths by police officers have been significant, for in 2015, 1,134 black men have been killed. The Black Lives Matter movement has now been able to record and enlighten millions across the Unites States of the unjust murders. In order to protect black lives, the police force must alter multiple aspects of their system as well as punish those who show misconduct. With these, as well as many other solutions, black lives are ensured better safety.
King, Shaun. "KING: Good Police Must Speak out against Bad Officers." NY Daily News. N.p., 12 Aug. 2016. Web. 17 May 2017.
"The History of Police Brutality, and What It Means for You." Hg.org. Sehat Law Firm, n.d. Web. 09 May 2017.
King, Shaun. "KING: To Combat Police Brutality, Hire More Female Cops." NY Daily News. N.p., 03 Aug. 2016. Web. 16 May 2017.
Black Lives Matter. N.p., n.d. Web.