“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 scared to communicate with police officers? They get scared because of what happened to other African-Americans when they weren’t a threat, they were shot and killed.
African-Americans are usually more to be scared to have encounters with police officers. In the article “Cops and Community Search for Trust I Oakland’s Most Violent Neighborhood” by Nailah Morgan, it shows “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.
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