BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant

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    emphasizes the struggle of the poor-minority community, shows the prejudice that the police in our everyday society have, and walks through the life of Oscar Grant III, 24 hours before his murder. The ethnophaulism that is used is both derogatory and uncalled for; As well, the prejudice that someone encounters on a daily basis is unbelievably sad. The struggles of minority people in the United States often disregarded, and the outcome of hate crimes and prejudice is becoming an enormous problem. The movie Fruitvale Station covers a 24-hour, minute by minute_ fictional_ play by play of Oscar Grant III life. Oscar was a 22-year-old African American who had a young daughter that he loved very…

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    Police Brutality Police brutality is unnecessary force used by the Police when dealing with civilians. The most form of police brutality is a physical form. "Police have been ordered to use pain compliance otherwise known as torture"(Watson 1). "In the 1633 term savage cruelty was used. The first known term in 1893 in the New York Times was police brutality. Ever since 1633, there has been a few police brutality occurrences, but now in the 19-20th century there has been more frequent reports"…

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    the media has put a lens on African American Brutality, this exploration became popular to America during the Civil Rights Movement. There were many incidents of brutality before the 1960 's and are still present today. The Movie, Fruitvale Station shows the repetitive view of the mistreatment to African Americans especially targeting African American males in America. Based on a true story, according to www.imnb.com, Fruitvale Station, begins with a 22 year old character name Oscar and his…

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    Police Race Essay

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    It takes a lot to fathom the events happening between police and people of color. As the author of article stated, “to fully understand the people and the events we must use science and develop a sociological imagination.” Looking at the pieces of social and historical evidence all is required to fully understand the whole picture of why this event was an effect of a much deeper cause. The most important to me is the expanding U.S. inequality and the war on drugs. Palmer described the expanding…

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    watch the news without a new headline popping up that involves a police officer and an unarmed person who is shot and killed out of “self defense.” The increase in the number of deaths by law enforcement has sparked controversy throughout the United States, and has changed the way a majority of the public views “lawful” and “justified” police force. Because of the rising death rate, body-mounted police cameras have been the talk of the nation. Recently, the issue became so apparent that…

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    TV show that is broadcast around the clock throughout the entire world, following Truman’s every move. The movie takes place within a large dome that holds the city of Seahaven. All the residents of Seahaven are actors, and during Truman’s college years he falls in love with Sylvia. Sylvia is abruptly taken but in her short time tells Truman to go to Fiji to find her. The producers are able to discourage Truman from traveling by instilling an aquaphobia by having his father “die”, in a boating…

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    been unrighteous and unfair. The topic of police brutality has come to light in recent years, but it 's always been an issue. With the establishment of organizations like the Black Lives Matter group, people are paying more attention to the facts that surround the shootings of black men by white cops. America is finally opening it 's eyes to the shield it 's fronted to this topic, and people are ready to start talking about the changes that need to be made. Countless numbers of police shootings…

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    Police brutality has had a long lineage in the United States of America. Beginning in 1877 with the Great Railroad Strike, police began targeting poor labor workers as they attempted to make a fair living. The Pullman Strike of 1894, the Lawrence textile strike of 1912, the Ludlow massacre of 1914, police brutally attacked labor workers on strike. Fast-forward to the 1960s where Native Americans, Latino immigrants, LGBT people, and blacks were the new target, low on the totem pole. Police…

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    crafted Fruitvale Station. The film tells the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a young unarmed black man who was murdered by police on New Years in 2009 at a BART station in Oakland, California. The event struck Coogler hard. He was still in college when it happened, and the shooting took place in the community he grew up in. Much like the rest of the directors, Coogler’s personal relations to the material is what makes it work. Being around the same age range and from the same background…

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    communities and incarcerated individuals. To apply what I have studied in Sociology, I joined Speak Out, and the Berkeley City College Global Studies Club. I gained invaluable experience in using Sociology theory learned from class lectures and my independent research. Speak Out's mission is to facilitate forums and rallies to empower residents to stand up, speak out and make a change, in communities plagued by violence, gangs, and drug abuse. When a child was killed in Oakland during a…

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