Argumentative Essay On Trayvon Martin
Trayvon Martin. Freddie Gray. Eric Garner. All individuals whose names have been etched in the media and the hearts of people, sometimes as martyrs, other times, as criminals. Regardless, these deaths and the way they are portrayed can tell us many important things about the interaction between the law and media, or perhaps lack therefore of, and about the nature of the law. It shows us that the law is generally unbiased toward momentary emotional trends, exists as an entity which is designed to be inefficient and always err on the side of the accused, but with proper evidence, is an effective tool for society.
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People of all colors felt that police brutality directed upon the AA community was unjust, and spoke out against it. The Trayvon Martin Case was not the only incident which encouraged the protests, but rather the straw that broke the camel 's back. During protests, several signs were made. On said “The Whole World is Watching”, which was true. The whole world was, at some point, watching the protests and paying attention to the issue of police brutality. These protests, which continue to this day, did not create any significant changes in federal law. Many times, in police shootings, the police is still given the benefit of the doubt, and as they are the only living witness who can explain what happened, they are often acquitted. The individual who was holding the sign was a woman of color, which could be interpreted as the fact that “even though it is young AA men that primarily die, it’s their wives and mothers that are left heartbroken”, which in many cases, is certainly true. The “font” of the sign was etched in black and contained paint dripping down, possible being an anecdote of the tears stemming from the AA community due to police brutality. Furthermore, the sign was written on cardboard, symbolizing that the ones being hurt by police oppression were the poor, the lowest in the socio economic ladder. Despite the emotional appeal and political pressure these images and events placed on people and politicians, the law continued to give police officers the benefit of the doubt, as can be examined in the Eric Garner