The Paramedics: A Narrative Analysis

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I never would have thought that I would have to live life without my brother. Having to go on and experience all the things that we dreamed we would together alone. He was just another completely innocent black teenager that lost his life and nobody ever faced the consequences for his murder. White supremacy and the judicial system are two major issues in todays’ society that are problematic. The Caucasian population knows that in most situations, especially those in which African Americans are the opposing figures, things can become one sided and fall in their favor. I believe society will have to deal with this for a long time to come; therefore, I stand with those who are against this issue. This is why I have decided to share my brothers …show more content…
The man was arrested and released that same night because the police department stated that there was not enough evidence to charge him with the murder. My mother was not going to settle for that, so she hired an attorney to try and set up an actual trial because she felt that whoever did this to her boys deserved to live the rest of their lives behind bars. By May 5,2015, the story was being broadcasted nationwide and the Department of Justice decided to begin investigating the shooting. The shooter was identified as Alex Derek Ward, a thirty-two-year-old male from Winterville, North Carolina. Before the first trial session, the lawyer told my mother and I that since this was a case dealing with an African American family versus a Caucasian male, he would have to pull every string that he could for justice to be served correctly. Two weeks later he was charged with second-degree murder and placed in the Pitt County Detention Center, so I had hope. Unfortunately, this did not last long as he was released again after his lawyer was able to convince the jury that there still was not enough evidence in the case to prove him guilty. The trial was continued. We didn’t understand how there was not enough evidence in the trial when the store’s security camera showed everything that happened on that

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