In the United States of America the amount of police homicides has increased over the years and the criminal justice system has not gave the police a reasonable punishment. Our names are Dejuan Jones, Jessica
I agree with what you are saying, Chicago is a city that still has segregated neighborhoods and communities which I think adds to the discrimination and violence faced by the citizens. Whites have privilege when it comes to getting sentenced, they end up getting less time compared to people of color. It is a constant issue especially in the United states, this problem needs to be addressed more in order to create change.
I agree with you. So many situations are being handled unfairly. Police officers are supposed to protect not harm. A city like Chicago is still full of segregation but no one ever does anything to end it. What needs to happen in order for this to change?
I like the idea behind your article because there is a lot of information there. Maybe to add to it you could use other examples of cases around the country. This website https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/ would be really useful because it maps cases of police brutality across the country. I hope this was helpful!
Hey Briceida, Gildardo and Angel,
My name is Dejuan Jones and I’m a junior at BOYCP and I’m actually working in a project right now about this topic of police brutality. Throughout the years in the city of Chicago the amount of homicides keep increasing everyday and the police officers have actually helped increase these homicides. I want to let…[Read more]
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