Racism And Police Brrutality In The Public Research Papers

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immediate medical attention, Brown’s “body laid in the street for over four hours” (Smith 259) for all of his neighborhood to see. This reflects the insensitivity and neglect the officer had towards Brown. The officer was not indicted and the city of Ferguson was outraged. Once again, African-Americans were disappointed with the criminal justice system. Although there were big riots, there were an abundant amount of peaceful protesters. The peaceful protestors wanted to get their point across without violence and destroying the city they inhabit. Five days before the death of Michael Brown, twenty-two year old, John Crawford III was shot and killed by police officers in a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio. The other people in the store and the …show more content…
In 2014 Eric Gardner was put into an illegal choke hold by a NYPD officer, after refusing his arrest. He said multiple times that he couldn’t breathe, but the officer continued to keep him in a choke hold. He fatally died and the police officer was not indicted. Like the incident of Rodney King, Gardner’s incident was caught on video tape by a bystander. Black Lives Matter protest went on in New York after the non-indictment of the police officer. Many Americans did not understand why the police officer was not indicted, since the choke hold that killed Gardner was illegal and the incident had been caught on …show more content…
Opinions of the criminal justice system from different races was conducted in a survey, Tonry writes, “38% whites and 89% blacks view the criminal justice system as being biased” (qtd. “Racism in America 438), those statics show an enormous gap of the opinions of the criminal justice system. This is not surprising because people of color are more are likely to be sentenced to jail than whites. Chaney and Robertson states that people who work in the court system find it hard to identify with black defendants (“’Can We all Get Along?’” Blacks’ Historical and Contemporary (In) Justice With Law Enforcement” 111), this results in hasher sentences or wrong convictions of black defendants. This can also explain why black victims in police brutality cases do not receive the justice that they deserve because the majority of the jurors already view them as criminals and cannot feel sympathy for what happened to them. Instead, they use their preconceptions about the victim based on their skin color rather than looking at the situation as a bigger

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