The Cases Of Police Brutality

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In a world that keeps moving the way it is history will only repeat itself. In David Margolick amazing novel, Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock he recounts the events of what happened on September 4, 1957. What happened fifty-eight years ago between Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan is still going on today with police brutality, protest, and discrimination. We can only improve race relations if we as people realize we all have the same equal opportunities.
Fifty-eight years ago on September 4, 1957 Elizabeth Eckford attended Little Rock High School in Arkansas. Before this day only whites were allowed to attend Little Rock High School. When she arrived that day she was greeted by an angry white mob. In the crowd included Hazel Bryan
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Police forces have now gotten worse because they are now brutality beating and killing African-Americans too. Police brutality is becoming a problem. Between 2014 and 2015 there have been many cases of police brutality such as the killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and much more recently Sandra Bland. In the article “Ferguson Riots:Ruling Sparks Nights of Violence” written by BBC.com says “Darren Wilson is currently on paid leave and has kept out of the public eye”(paragraph 31). He was found not guilty. Michael Brown’s family mentions "We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions" according to BBC.com (paragraph 26). That is one of the problems we have today, police officers are killing African-Americans without any justice being served. This is a prime example of how history repeats itself because fifty years ago police officers were beating and torturing African Americans without any consequences, just so happens that police officers today barely have consequences for killing an unarmed person. In 1965 on March 7th in Selma, Alabama Civil Rights Marchers attempted to march to Montgomery, Alabama. They only got as far as the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks away. While at the Edmund Pettus Bridge state and local police forces attacked them with billy …show more content…
Nothing has really changed because back then Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and many other Civil Rights activists led protest and suffered from police brutality and racism. BBC.com reveals “protesters have adopted the chant "Hands up, don 't shoot" after the killing of Michael Brown (). As mentioned in theguardian.com “I can’t breathe,” protesters chanted, after the killing of Eric Garner. This is significant today because African-Americans are still pushing to get justice by protesting and chanting just as they did fifty-eight years

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