Police Brutality

La'Darius Dunn, Staff Writer

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Police Brutality remains one of the most severe subjects in this day and age because of divisive human rights violations in the United States. This has occurred for hundreds of years now, but social media has made this problem live so the world can see it. Majority of the recent police violence situations has happened to African-Americans, and they are claimed to be armed or dangerous. This discrimination goes as far back as the mid 1800’s. The Watts Riots of 1965, the widespread assaults against blacks in Harlem during the 1920s, law enforcement violence against black women, the beating of Rodney King, and the deaths of Amadou Diallo in the 1990s and Trayvon Martin more recently are just a few public examples of the historical ways in which blacks in America have been assaulted by members of the police system. As stated above, police brutality and racial profiling has been occurring long before we were born, and will continue to do so unless change occurs.

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Police Brutality