Dear Future President,
In our country, Police Brutality has been one of our biggest problems that we need to address. New cases of police brutality and civilians being killed pop up on the news every day. Due to the fact that most of the victims were African American or minorities, police brutality has been linked to racism. This has angered many citizens and has resulted in protests that lead to more violence. This caused a national “crisis,” fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement in which their goal is to get justice for those who have been harmed by police brutality.
There have been numerous articles that give detailed reports about police brutality throughout the country, many in which show the need to fix the issues in which terrorize our society.
For example, this article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lapd-shooting-boy_us_57f6df31e4b068ecb5dd6f9c?utm_hp_ref=police-brutality talks about how a 16-year-old Hispanic boy, Daniel Perez, who was fatally shot in Los Angeles. This and many other cases caused national debate about the use of lethal force from police officers.
The reason why all of these incidents happen is because Police officers are using their firearms against innocent civilians.
Another article http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/us/keith-lamont-scott-was-killed-by-two-gunshot-wounds-family-autopsy-finds.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FPolice%20Brutality%20and%20Misconduct&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=collection&_r=0 talks about yet another shooting of an African-American by the police officers of Charlotte N.C. This has led to several days of protests and has even led to the death of one protester.
As you can see Mr./Mrs. President, this is no longer just about getting justice for the victims’ families but it’s about keeping everyone else safe from the riots and protests that can get people hurt or killed.
If you could do something to fix this problem, our nation would become more united and more people could then live life knowing that they won’t be killed for no apparent reason.
Rojas, Rick, and Alan Feuer. “Queens Prosecutor Releases 71-Page Report on a Fatal Police Shooting.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 07 Oct. 2016. Web. 12 Oct. 2016.
“Keith Lamont Scott Was Killed by Two Gun Shot Wounds, Family Autopsy Finds.” New York Times. N.p., n.d. Web.
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