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Police brutality, abuse of power and misconduct are major issues of society. Anyone, anywhere, can fall victim to police brutality. The power given to police is abused every day in America. Severe injury, torture, rape, and murder are all well-known outcomes of victims to police brutality.
It is unfortunate about what has happened to innocent citizens trying to follow a law and maintain order. However, protestors are now starting to talk about police brutality and are commenting on their force and how they treat protestors. Some of the nonviolent protestors have recently spoke up about their experiences and are trying to protest against it. I think that this would be beneficial in stopping these actions happen.
'Just like Trayvon Martin, race mattered for Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Emmett Till, and [thousands] more we will never know the name of who died because of their skin color." ~ Angela Davis [click on this image to find a short video and analysis of racism in the criminal justice system] Source: Operation Ghetto Storm (http://mxgm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Operation-Ghetto-Storm.pdf)
With the weight of the world's conscience behind outrage over the death and non-conviction, now you begin to see why there is a problem. If there is no fear of public perception, if there is no fear of repercussion in the brightest of media spotlight--what chance do individuals on dark streets have of being safe? Of having justice?