Essay on Police Involved Shootings And Killings

811 Words Sep 20th, 2016 4 Pages
• Issue #1 (Police Involved shootings/killings (#Blacklivesmatter)
I decided too discuss police involved shooting /killings (#Blacklivesmatter), since it has been a major topic over the past few months or maybe years. There have been several recent cases regarding police involved shootings/killings, such as Travon Martin, Mike Brown, Erick Garner, and Freddie Gray. Each case dealing with different people has affected people in the world in different ways. Some people say that these acts are signs that it is time for the violence to stop among all. Others may say that this shows that racism still does exist or that not all police officers care about the citizens that they are suppose to protect. I personally have to touch on a topic that is close to my heart so dear. I am born and raised in Baltimore Maryland and over the past few months a lot has changed the city for the good and the bad. I am an eyewitness of police involved shootings/killings that has taken place on a daily basic there. There are several individuals in Baltimore who have no respect for the police at all in Baltimore and the reason is because of they the police officers have no respect for them. A Baltimore resident by the name Freddie Gray died from a spinal injury at the hands of police during an arrest in April 2015. Trust he was the not the first who was injured or killed in police custody in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers are quick to assume that someone is doing wrong just by they way they…

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