Today the same people who are supposed to protect us are discriminating, beating, and terrorizing us According to, http://copcrisis.com/?1100 in 2015 we had 2012 Americans killed by police officers. The indictment rate for police officers is less than one percent. Police brutality has showed us that we have to fight for our own justice. But, what can we do to restore the honesty and truth within our justice system? Requesting our officers wear body cameras.
Michael Brown was an unarmed teenager shot by police officer, Darren Wilson. Michael Brown put his hands up, and said DON’T SHOOT! The grand jury didn’t indict Darren Wilson. DON’T SHOOT!… How would you feel if that was your son’s, nephew’s, cousin’s last words?
“I don’t trust police because mostly all the violence happening in the world currently. It’s really scary to think that police are supposed to be like a protector but in fact they’ve become quite the opposite; like a monster lurking in the shadows. I’m convinced it’s really a plan to get the public going crazy so the government can put the military in charge.”
November 22nd, 2014, Tamir Rice was playing with his toy gun at a Cleveland park thinking that it wasn’t a big day. Tamir Rice was sitting down when he was gunned down by two Cleveland police officer, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback. These didn’t get Tamir Rice’s attention than firing their weapon, and an innocent life. Tamir Rice never thought his life would never end November 22nd, 2014. How would you feel as a parent if your 12-year-old son was gunned down over a toy?
“I honestly don’t trust cops because they misuse and abuse their power. When I was 13, I saw my dad get pulled over, then dragged out of the car in front of my little sister and my 4 little brothers. Then the 3 police officers made all of us lay face down on the side of the high way. I am permanently scarred because I was forced to lay with my hands behind my back like I was the one that did something wrong.”
Freddie Gray had an alleged illegal switchblade in the city, of Baltimore. Freddie was in a police van with six police officers. Instead of using proper force to apprehend a suspect, he’s unconscious and eventually dies while in police custody. “All this had to happen, people getting tired of the police killing the young black guys for no reason. … It is a sad day but it had to happen,” said Tony Luster, 40, who is on disability and was out on the street watching the police line.
“Now these days you can’t even trust cops anymore. Hearing how they are treating color people really scares me. Hearing story’s how some “cops” have pulled over girls and raped them makes me have trust issues with cops.”
One day a mother of two went out with friends and was too drunk to drive home, so she slept in her car. Who knew Cassandra Feuerstien would have a broken eye socket, and multiple face bones fractured after being shoved in a Chicago jail cell. Her face landing on a concrete bench. My face cracked just by reading it… did yours?
“I don’t trust cops because of everything that has happen and me being a young black woman it doesn’t make it better. My family who went through it all from cops calling them out of their names, not giving them their rights, and putting hands on them in ways that aren’t necessary.”
February 26th, 2012 was the day, 17-year-old, Trayon Martin was killed for wearing a hoodie and carrying a bag of skittles, by George Zimmerman. Not justice will be served in this tragic situation…
“Most of the people in the world are afraid of the individuals who are supposed to protect us. Many police officers abuse their power because they believe they are above the law and the other officers protect those who fail to protect us. They are only looking out for each other, not us. That is why I don’t trust cops.”
We have put officers above the law. Now we as the people of this country need to band together, and fight for what we deserve when it comes to our protection. If police officers wear body cameras, it gives citizens a since of insurance. To eliminate the hearsay perspective. Put yourself in these people’s shoes. Would you feel content knowing an officer doesn’t have to answer to the law? Be a part of the movement to fight for what WE need.