Katie New York

Letter to President

Dear Future President, I would like to discuss some of the problems I feel should be talked about and resolved, Black Lives Matter, and police brutality. I feel that they are very important topics and even though many people have been doing things about it, they are usually put down by the authorities/the police. There have been many cases of police brutality in the past years. People have been killed, shot at, and severely injured over things that should have not been a problem. One of these cases took place in Florida where a therapist for a autistic group-home, Charles Kinsey, was trying to help one of the patients who was in the middle of the street. He was trying to calm the patient down after he ran away from his assisted living facility. Kinsley had told the authorities, while he had his hands up, that he was unarmed and just trying to help his patient. He also said “All he has is a toy truck in his hand, that’s all it is. There is no need for guns”. There is a video of Kinsley telling them that, and after the video ended the authorities fired three shots at him, hitting him once in the leg. Luckily, in this case he was not killed, but there has been many other cases where people have been. Some of the worst cases are of Robert Davis, Frank Jude, Steve Biko, Rodney King, Sean Bell, Timothy Thomas, Abner Louima, Robert Mitchell, Amadou Diallo, and Kathryn Johnston. All of those people were either tragically killed or brutally beaten by Police. Statistics show that in 2015, 346 black people were killed, and in 2016 there have been over 194 cases (so far) of black people that have been killed by police. There are more that have been beaten, discriminated against, and have not been given their rights. Studies have shown that a black person is 3x more likely to be killed by police than a white person. I find this to be VERY wrong. We should all be equal no matter our race, gender, religion, or preference. So I am hoping that with you as our new president, you can help with these very crucial problems, and put a stop to them. from, Katie Lorenzen