Penelope G. & Rose S. Oklahoma

The Media Emphasizes the Police Brutality Controversy

We believe that the media is not helping the situation when it comes to reporting stories involving police brutality.

Dear Future President,

As you probably know, police shootings ave been happening, and the media blames it on racism. Personally, we believe the media is causing more controversy than is needed. We think the solution to fixing this problem is that the media should not be allowed to report stories that sway opinions and do not include whole facts.

Last month in South Carolina there was a shooting involving an African American male. The media reported on this shooting, and the public responded horribly. There were protests against police officers that led to violence and looting. The anger was caused by misleading media reports. A week later the full video was released, and that showed that he had a gun and was a threat to the officers. If the video was posted earlier that probably could have prevented some of the violence.

Often the media reports the story prematurely without gathering all the true facts. This leads to unnecessary racial tensions in our country. We believe that media should have to involve the entire video of the police shooting in their report so that people don't false If the story is reported with all the facts and complete videos there would be less racial tension. We wish to see changes in the media reports so that there will be less violence.assumptions.


Penelope Griffin and Rose Sailer 

Classen School of Advanced Studies

Classen SAS 8th Grade English

Students from Ms. Sutton's 8th grade English classes in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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