Wednesday night’s episode of Black-ish centered on police brutality and highlighted conversations that many black Americans struggle to have with their kids. | "Black-ish" Was Open And Honest About Police Brutality In America
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.
One of high school student Taylor Washington's numerous arrests is immortalized as he yells while passing before me. The photograph became the cover of SNCC's photo book, The Movement, and was reproduced in the former Soviet Union in Pravda, captioned "Police Brutality USA."
America 1968 Baltimore Riots 2015 Time Magazine Cover- Black men dying at the hands of police had become “a slow-rolling crisis” in America, as President Obama would put it nine days after Gray’s death. And Freddie Gray was a black man who entered a police van handcuffed and conscious on April 12 and came out less than an hour later comatose, with his spinal cord nearly severed. The what, the how and the why of Gray’s fatal encounter with Baltimore police remained a mystery more than two…