Analysis Of Be Free Essay

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Police brutality is a nationwide issue that affects the African American race from old to young. Many have died due to racism known as police brutality; even in the year 2016 there is some form of slavery in our system. Everyday people lose family members due to incarceration and some to deadly murders in plain daylight by police. J.Cole’s video for “Be free” ties into the topic of police brutality; his video shows different scenarios of things that we as black individuals have to go through. Police brutality has been an issue for quite sometime; however, the act to eliminate the black race or to deteriorate it has also been done through slavery. It is proven that Native Americans and blacks are being killed at a higher rate in the United …show more content…
This lyrics states how we don 't want to live our life in fear from the government service that 's supposed to protect us. Even when police are not in danger they still find some way to say they felt threatened even when somebody is running for their life. In his song he reference the death of Michael Brown; Dorian Johnson eyewitness to the killing gave prime example how the cop was the aggressor but still killed someone. Dorian Johnson said “officer is pulling him inside the car and he 's trying to pull away...His weapon was drawn and he said, "I 'll shoot you" or, "I 'm going to shoot" and in the same moment, the first shot went off. We looked down and he was shot and there was blood coming from him. Then we took off …show more content…
The over kill relates back to J.Cole song “Be Free” where Dorian Johnson explains”...So as he was running the officer was trying to get out of the car, and once he got out the car he pursued my friend but his weapon was drawn. Now he didn 't see any weapon drawn at him or anything like that, us going for no weapon. His weapon was already drawn when he got out the car. He shot again, and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air, and started to get down, but the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and he fired 7 more shots and my friend died”. J.Cole Video and Lyrics relates to the topic of Police Brutality because he took real life issues and tried to raise some type of awareness so that we can try to put an end to this injustice. In the video he took sense from movies that were based on true stories that black men and women go through on a regular due to their skin

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