Amaria P. Mississippi

Black Lives Matter

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" - Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear Future President,

I believe that police brutality and inequality in America must be stopped. Many people of color have been treated unfairly in America: take Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tanisha Anderson, or Aiyana Jones for example. These are only a few names of African Americans who have been killed by police.They were all innocent people, like Aiyana for example, the 7-year-old who slept on the couch when police barged in and shot her in the head.The African American community is at risk and we have to help end this violence.

In our country since the early 1900s, many people of the black community have been victims of police brutality. Lately the killing has only elevated, one of the latest being 40-year-old Terrence Crutcher, an innocent black man who was killed by police after a vehicle breakdown in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Police brutality must be stopped now. Families are losing their moms, dads, brothers, and sisters for no apparent reason. Then when it happens nothing is done and the killer gets to go home to his/her family. The people that are here to serve and protect us are slowing killing the black community. Studies show that over 200 African Americans have been victims of brutality just this year alone. How does that sound? People using their badges to neglect instead of protect the community. People scared to leave their house because they are scared they'll be another #Hashtag on social media. Kids only hoping to be alive when they're 20 instead of being a victim of police brutality. I know that I am at risk of being a victim of police brutality. Dear Future President, police brutality must be stopped.


     Amaria P.