Skylah p. Minnesota

Police brutality

I think that the police should stop killing unarmed black people.

      Dear president,

I am writing you this letter to tell you about an issue that is happening in our country that is terrible, yes i am talking about police brutality and how police are killing black people who are unarmed and how they are killing them for there skin color. No one really knows why they do this but i want justice and i want the victim's family to get there closure. The quote that i have is “yes,all lives matter but we’re focused on the black ones right now,ok? Because it’s very apparent that our judicial system doesn’t know that. Plus, if you can’t see why we exclaiming #BLACKLIVESMATTER you are apart of the problem” And i have some very interesting statistics about this issue to, like how more white people get killed by police than black but all of the white people that have been killed are guilty or have done something wrong but the black people are more likely to be innocent and only be killed because of their race.

My personal connection to this issue is indirect cause the people who have been killed i never actually knew but that doesn't change the way i feel about this issue, because i'm half black and my dad is black so like imagine if my dad was one of the victims who got shot for his color or my grandma,or aunts or uncle and cousins. I feel very bad for the victims families because they aren't getting justice or closure because the police that are killing them are not getting any consequences and i don't’ feel like that is right.

The background information on black lives matter is a movement co-founded by three black community organizers: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. And now it has become a worldwide movement and it is all over the internet even athletes are standing up for their color and their communities.

Black lives matter is an issue today because the amount of black people getting killed is ridiculous because they are unarmed people just walking down the street just like everybody else. It also is an issue because when a black person kills someone they get a lot of time in prison but these innocent people getting killed by white people are just set free so that's why everyone's so mad.

If i were to argue both sides i wouldn't be able to because you don’t see white people getting killed you only see black people getting killed and if a white person were to get killed the people who did it would get prison time but when a black person gets killed they don't get justice that makes no sense to me and it really makes me mad and upset because it is so wrong and crazy.

I think the only solution to this problem is to put the really criminals in prison, the police officers who think it is ok to kill unarmed people.

Sincerely, Skylah p.

Henry Sibley High School


Ms. Starkson's American Lit class, hours 6 & 7

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