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    “No one had anything to say to those cops, I don’t blame them, Because you’re are pretty much a target if you’re seen talking to the cops”(Morgan). Some African-Americans wont even talk to some police off

    Police Brutality

      “No one had anything to say to those cops, I don’t blame them, Because you’re are pretty much a target if you’re seen talking to the cops”(Morgan). Some African-Americans wont even talk to some police officers. Why are they...

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    • Dear Andres:
      I am intrigued by your post because it has opened my eyes to something in the world that sounds much more serious and somewhat terrifying in a way.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ‘The divide between both parties has become more prominent around the nation as videos showing police officers shooting and violently arresting minorities continue to flood social media timelines and evening news segments.’ This stood out to me because it says that police officers act brutal towards people for unfair reasons; if we fight among ourselves, how can we possibly be united to work together about bigger problems?

      Another sentence I took an interest in was: ‘They’re seeing other African-Americans getting killed on the media and get scared that, that’s going to happen to them as well.’ The police are supposed to protect civilians, yet they are scaring them instead, and a certain group of people are singled out.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was walking along a street, and in the distance I could make out a policeman stopping a small group of people, even though they had done nothing bad or something they shouldn’t have. The policeman looked furious for reasons unknown to me, and I was so scared that I ran home.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because the reasons you point out and the argument you make is very effective, and I am amazed at what happens outside of where I live, and I want people to live free and without fear.

    • Andres,
      I totally agree with your stance on this issue. It is so heartbreaking to constantly see these things consuming our timelines and news headlines. It is so important in our world today and with the political issues we are currently facing, to pay attention to this and make it right.

    • Dear Andres:

      I am shocked because this hasn’t been discussed often without people being uncomfortable with the topic and your post, “Police Brutality ” really shed a light on this topic. I am shocked that someone will go after this controversial issue with such passion.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:”They get scared because of what happened to other African-Americans when they weren’t a threat, they were shot and killed “ I think this is true because they don’t want the same thing to happen to them as the other many innocent people that have died in police hands.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, becausetc you talk about things that aren’t talked about often and really opens a discussion.

    • Dear Andres,

      The article’s title, “Police Brutality”, had brought me up to my interest and concern. In our society, polices are there to protect everyone and keep everyone safe; no one should be afraid of the police, as they are here to help and support us.

      However, this article brought up the attention on the persecution against Blacks and our society’s antagonism between them. Many people treat Blacks as if they are inferior to that in the rest of our society. And when some policemen began to be violent against Black because of their race, this superiority is “encouraged”, as police are typically look up upon.

      This topic should be brought to more people’s attention, as Blacks should not be afraid of the police and our society’s discrimination.

      This honestly is quite upsetting to know that police, our everyday heroes, are treating Blacks negatively and hope that this article may come to more people’s concern. I really enjoyed reading this and hope to know more about this. Thank you!

    • Dear Andres,
      The article “police Brutality” deeply interested me and made me want to read more into the topic. In my opinion, I deeply agree with your claim that African Americans are scared to have encounters with police officers. “The divide between both parties has become more prominent around the nation as videos showing police officers shooting and violently arresting minorities continue to flood social media timelines and evening news segments”(Morgan). They’re seeing other African-Americans getting killed on the media and get scared that, that’s going to happen to them as well. As a black person, I can personally say from experience that when I see photos or videos on the news of people that look like me being treated violently just because they are black, it scares me. It also makes me think that the same thing could possibly happen to me just because of my race. It is a shame that my brother, sister, and other people in my family have to be taught a certain way to act around police. When just simply walking down the street, if a police car rolls by, it would strike worry in a black person. Our young African American children watch these stories on the news, giving them a negative view of not only police, but of society in general. These videos make young black children think that their lives don’t matter as much as everybody else’s, and gives them less hope for the future. Nobody should be violently handled because of race or anything else that makes us different.

    • Dear Andres

      I am upset by your post “Police Brutality,” not because your writing aggravates me, but because I hate that we live in a country where this is even a problem. I believe strongly that there needs to be trust in law enforcement, but the way law is enforced in this country leads to fear of the police, which is disgusting, we need to trust that police will apprehend criminals, not fear that they will hurt innocents. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ They get scared because of what happened to other African-Americans when they weren’t a threat, they were shot and killed.” I think this is worrying because it shows that actions affect stigma, and the police in this country have quite the stigma of being murderers. As a result of this, people fear to engage with the police, every time someone gets pulled over for speeding, they could get either a ticket, or a trip to the morgue. Another sentence that I agreed with was: “ “The divide between both parties has become more prominent around the nation as videos showing police officers shooting and violently arresting minorities continue to flood social media timelines and evening news segments”(Morgan)” This stood out for me because it explains that as these problems get more and more coverage, they almost become more prominent. When there is outrage over a shooting of an African American, the people get more scared of the police, but racist cops rarely get reprimanded, so a killer is walking the streets. I do agree with you that police brutality causes fear of the police. One reason I say this is the outrage after each instance of police brutality which makes more people find out about it. Another reason I agree with you is that a couple of years ago this country had laws that basically said that police could just stop and frisk “suspicious people” which was used almost exclusively in a racist way, causing distrust between the police and the African American community, which still exists today.Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you seem to have a pretty good understanding of the issues and you are good at putting your ideas in concise articles. As a result, you give a basic understanding of the issue and a willingness for more research.

    • I completely agree with you. I feel as if the police are starting to think of themselves as being above the law. And that the rules do not always apply to them. Everyone should have to abide by the same laws, no matter what their status is.

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    To begin, Fahrenheit 451 connects to the real world pretty similar since there are lots of consent and coercion in the real world as well. One way consent is used in our society connecting to fahrenheit 451 is

    Fahrenheit 451

    To begin, Fahrenheit 451 connects to the real world pretty similar since there are lots of consent and coercion in the real world as well. One way consent is used in our society connecting to fahrenheit 451 is when...

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    Dear Alexis,

    I agree with you about not just talking about the negative impact instead it also talks about the beneficial impact. I also enjoyed what Alejandro wrote about the different ways it can impact someone’s life.

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