kaitlynfeurtado Pennsylvania

police brutality

a letter by. kaitlyn feurtado


Dear President,

      My name is KaitlynFeurtado and I am from Philadelphia Pa. And I am 16 year’s old and I want to discuss a problem that needs to be dealt with immediately. Like people say “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” but people don’t listen to that quote us african americans are being judged because they're black and it’s not right. And it needs to be stop. cops judge black people by what they look like and say “they are armed” so they take out their gun and take fire.These policemen take innocent lives and families have to suffer. Why african americans have to be in a gang or have to be a murder because the color of their skin?. Why are african americans being judged? Over 1,134 black women and men were killed by police officers in 2015 and in 2016 136 blacks were killed and the numbers are rising everyday.

      Police brutality is important to me because I hate seeing on the news that one of our people are being shot to death by low life cops and when someone goes to court for the killing of their son or daughter the police officer are always being proved innocent. Police Officers take advantage of how much power they have Police officers now know that if they commit murder, they won’t get charged for it. They use deadly force when shooting someone. They should be told to shoot in the arm or legs but no more than two times. This would limit the amount of deaths they commit. And us African Americans need to put a stop to this we are losing to many of our people and we need to have our voice be heard.

        How can we stop police brutality? A way that i think we can stop police brutality is continue to record the police in action we must use our cameras every time police harass us to catch them in the act. Then we can use the Internet and the viral media to expose these actions worldwide. In their heyday, the Black Panthers would do this. They had a police watch and would follow the police with a camera and record their actions. Also we can vote out politicians who condone police brutality Politicians who do not address issues like police brutality must be voted out of office. Rappers should be spending a lot less time glamorizing black on black crime and dissing each other, and more time documenting police brutality. And the last thing that can stop police brutality is take legal action against police The best way to hurt police brutality is by hitting them in the pocket. If the police keep on getting sued for brutality they’ll be forced to deal with the issue. Every incident of police brutality should be reported to both the government and the media.

“Black Lives Matters” and we are going to fight for our people and our rights we will get justice.