Essay on Analysis Of Martin 's ' Murderer '

1818 Words Jun 16th, 2016 8 Pages
Do lives need to be lost before people fought for civil rights? 1,134 African Americans have died at the hands of law enforcement officers in 2015 ( Swaine, Laughland, Lartey, and McCarthy). A Movement #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin 's murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of his crime. Trayvon Martin wasn’t the only African American who was murdered and had his death erupt with riot and protest. Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Sandra Bland are others whose deaths were commemorated with protests. Eric Garner was put in a chokehold by a police officer and witnesses claim he said “I can’t breathe” eleven times. Garner was declared dead at the police station. Michael (Mike) Brown was shot while raising his hands over his head. Sandra Bland was pulled over for missing a signal and was imprisoned and a few days later found dead in her cell. Despite the fact that the #blacklivesmatter movement caused much social change through social media and thus exposed the victims of police brutality, nevertheless, it also sparked hateful riots, peaceful protests, and other campaigns such as #alllivesmatter, #bluelivesmatter, #whitelivesmatter. Although it may be true that the #blacklivesmatter movement has made process through social media and as a result reveal the stories of victims of police brutality. After learning about the injustice of Trayvon Martin and how Zimmerman was exonerated, Alicia Garza started the #blacklivesmatter after she states:
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