An Argument Against Police Brutality

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Social Activism A historian named Robert Darnton once said, “The marvels of communication technology in the present have produced a false consciousness about the past—even a sense that communication has no history, or had nothing of importance to consider before the days of television and the Internet” (Gladwell). This quote does an excellent job of showing what social networking sites have ultimately caused in today’s world. In today’s day and age people are using the internet all the time for countless reasons. Using the internet as a source of advertisement attempting to reach the maximum amount of people in the most convenient and cost efficient way possible. With the advancing technologies available it requires people to learn the new …show more content…
Police brutality is a fairly new subject that is very controversial; it is a new subject, because people now have smartphones with video cameras that enables people to video-tape a police officer every move. Police brutality can be judged in a variety of ways and is not a straightforward conclusion; it requires legitimate facts and incidents before a concrete answer can be determined. A good percentage of the public on the social networking sites are anti-cop. They believe that all police officers are dirty cops, which means that the police officer is breaking the law or over using their sense of power. One example is an individual believes that all police officers that are white are racist against African Americans. Then when a police officer attempts to intervene with an African American, other people will video tape the situation and try to promote on the internet that the incident had police brutality. This example is a “two way street” so to say, because it is possible in any situation. It does not have to be restricted to just a white police officer and an African American “subject”. People typically use the social networking sites that allow them to get their opinion out to the rest of the world, hoping that it will eventually change the minds of other people in their …show more content…
This required that people had to actually put forth an effort in participating in their protest. Which now people concentrate on finding ways that will reduce the amount of work required to participate in activities, allowing the least amount of work or time consuming manner. People are less motivated to be involved with something that requires them to actually do something. Instead people would rather go on a social networking site and “like” a post or join a group that relates to their preferred activity. They decide to post their opinion on a messaging board located on the internet for people to read online instead of going into public and doing the same exact

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