The Real Whistle-Blower In Police Brutality Analysis

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As times continues and the world advances almost every day it is saddening to see that this country still holds to some of the darker history even in institutions such as major police departments across the United States. In the article “The Real Whistle-Blower in Police Brutality” the truly astonishing fact is brought to light by author Aaron Arnold who wants readers to realize that police officers are killing unarmed African-Americans in many cases receiving little to no consequences for the wrongful killings. Even though atrocities like this are happening the social media world is not simply allowing it to be overlooked and provides video evidence and outspoken opinions to try and persuade the people that this is a phenomenon that continues …show more content…
It is stated that “until the courts effectively deliver justice the real modern hero is modern day technology”(Arnold 2015) of another case in which an unarmed African-American man was killed wrongfully by and officer by the name of Michael Slager. According to percentages included in the article from The Guardian, the number of unarmed blacks killed my police is more than twice that of whites and to wrap things up lets readers know that in these cases that technology at least provides a social justice and …show more content…
The author simply writing about the topic uses pathos for persuasion as it is very sensitive to a whole ethnicity of people living in fear of simply being pulled over for a routine traffic stop. The logos of this article was not as effective as it could have been to someone doing outside research as well but to just the everyday reader it showed some convincing numbers and a nice statistic. As for the ethos, the reliability of the article’s author was done well to show that he is unbiased and was not simply declaring that the police are the enemy to the African-American people. Overall the article was soft yet effective in its persuasion but applied all the correct rhetorical devices to really pull in the audience and leave them with a new point of

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