Black Lives Matter More Than Police Lives Essay

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Mahmoud Elsayed
10/17/2017
Professor Ciampi
English 121
Why is it that black lives matter more than police lives?
Have you ever wondered why police officers get so much hate for doing their jobs or for “no reason”? Well for me that question is always on my mind. Every time I see a video on social media about police brutality I wonder why the police officer’s reason for doing what he did is not out there. Now with that in mind explain to me how that is fair or why is it that people hate police officers get so much hate on social media. I’ll tell you why you see even though police officers are only doing their jobs social media makes it seem like they kill and hurt people for no reason specially if the person hurt is African American. You see
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Overall, including traffic fatalities and other causes, 135 police officers died in the line of duty in 2016.( Number Of Police Officers Killed By Firearms Rose In 2016) Now just sit here and think of that number 135. That’s a lot of lives and that’s just in one year every single day police officers put their lives in danger just to serve and protect those who disrespect and try to hurt them the most. Another question that people never ask is how is police brutality based on racism if there are black police officers and sometimes it is black on black crime. And how is it that people say that police officers are killing black people when the numbers show that there are more white than black people that die by the hand of the police. In 2015, The Washington Post launched a real-time database to track fatal police shootings, and the project continues this year. As of Sunday, 1,502 people have been shot and killed by on-duty police officers since Jan. 1, 2015. Of them, 732 were white, and 381 were black (and 382 were of another or unknown race)( Lowery). Now go ahead and explain to me how police brutality is passed on racism if black people have the least amount of lives lost by the hand of the police. How could this possibly be a

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