Police Brutality And Civil Rights

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“I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe”. These chilling word were repeated 11 times by Eric Garner as he was held in a chokehold by the New York City police department. Bystanders looked on in shock and a gentleman even record the incident on his cell phone. Eric Garner, a 43 year old African American father, was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital. The medical examiner ruled Scott’s death as a homicide. Within the first five month of the year, over 400 citizens have been killed by police officers on duty. This topic has led to an eruption of protests and hysteria around the world. Many people around the country turn a blind eye to a situation that is increasing at an alarming rate. In order to increase awareness of the issue citizens have …show more content…
It puts fear into the minds of every mother with a child that fits the generic profile that is targeted by suspected predators. Many parents, such as my own, warn their children how to behave in this new era that is dawning upon us where “yes ma’am” and “no ma’am” can no longer cut it. It is as if we have progressed back into the Civil Rights era. 50 years into the future and we are still being plagued with the issues that affected our grandmother and grandfathers as if no time has passed at all. Segregation and discrimination against the minorities are still prevalent today. “Is Discrimination Still a Problem Today”, and online debate article, outlines the problems everyday Americans face today. …show more content…
She has raised an army of Americans through her petition, “National Action Against Police Brutality”to fight against the United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch. As of today, she has raised 38,084 signatures to support her cause. However, to make her petition fully active she needs to reach 50,000 supporters. You can help support her, and the raising fight against the national epidemic of unnecessary violence by going to “Change.org” and searching for “National Action Against Police Brutality”(change.org). Signing the petition takes no less than 5 minutes. All you need is your name, email and street address. There is also an option to share it on Facebook to help spread the world. 5 minutes of your time could help save someone 's life.
As mentioned above, mothers are affected the worse when it comes to these cases. The organization “Mothers Against Police Brutality” was created to provide support to mothers with fallen children and to also spread awareness of police brutality. Their mission include “End the killing of unarmed and mentally ill persons by law enforcement personnel” and “Change police deadly force policies, practices and training.”(Mothers Against Police Brutality). They have a page dedicated to how you volunteer in your local town, ways to donate and events that are hosted to support mothers who have been affected by this

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