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POLICE BRUTALITY AND HOW IT IMPACTS THE BLACK COMMUNITY

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THE MODERN DAY LYNCHING AGAINST THE BLACK COMMUNITY

When you think of racism today, your mind automatically travels to the police. It is unfortunate that the people who are here to protect and serve are the ones that tend to do the most harm. All around the world, African-American communities are slow to trust police because of past events.  

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Police brutality was a topic of discussion long before today and continues to be very important.  When the police force began, it aimed to be reputably corrupt and blatantly cruel. Police have historically been unregulated in going above and beyond for their cause, which allows them to mishandle their authority. 

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African-Americans have been left to wonder, what will it take for it all to stop?  Of course, everyone would love to be treated equally and witness a decrease in police brutality. What will it take for police officers not to see African-Americans as a threat and what will it take for officers to cherish the lives of African-Americans?

Now that officers are beginning to be seen on camera brutalizing the Black community, it is also time for the judicial system to stop failing us as a race.  It is horrible that the system is eager to put criminals away, but cannot take the same stance when it comes to fighting in defense of Black civilians. 

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Police brutality has been a problem for many years and it won’t be fixed overnight.  Due to some of the wrongful arrests and murders that have taken place in the past, the negative relationship between the police and the African American community has a long way to go before the two groups can exist in harmony. 

Police brutality is a clear indicator of why protesters march, why Black mothers pray so hard, and why Black children hold their breath when a police officer is in sight.  

Going forward, we are all hopeful that police brutality cases do not continue to rise and that no other family in the Black community will experience the feeling of being a victim of police brutality.