An Analysis Of Matthew Ajibade 's ' The Story Of Ajibade ' Essay

723 Words Oct 15th, 2015 3 Pages
In America, it is evident that race is still an issue; this is seen through many occurrences. One event in particular is the recent story of Matthew Ajibade. The story of Ajibade immediately captured my attention due to the fact he’s a graduate of Parkdale Senior High School, just as I am. Many of my older colleagues recalled stories of him being a lively spirit that everyone loved. Although I did not personally know him, it made me realize that anyone can be affected and harmed. He is one of many examples of police brutality amongst African Americans across America that have been ignored or shunned.
Matthew Ajibade of Savannah, Georgia was a 22-year-old student celebrating New Year 's Eve with his family. This day took a turn when law enforcement was called following a mental health crisis he was suffering due to his diagnosis of bipolar disorder. His family requested that he be taken to a hospital for medical attention, but instead was taken to a jail. He was found “unresponsive” in his jail cell, pronounced dead, and it was eventually ruled a homicide. Now surveillance is being surfaced for not only his family to see, but for the public to see the horrific treatment. In the first video, the police that took him to the jail were seen punching and kicking Matthew in his face and head. In a second video that just surfaced shows Ajibade stripped of his clothes and handcuffed to a restraining chair. The surveillance of the second video came from a taser gun, which was…

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