Adriana Oklahoma

Police Brutality

Many people have died from police brutality. It's time we take a stand and fight for what we think is right.

 To the the future president,                                                                                                                                     Police brutality is still going on in 2016. The thing is actually, it's only getting worse. According to the Daily Kos, "At least 865 Americans have been killed by the police since 2015". The number of deaths has only gone up since then. This is why so many people have started protesting. Many people may not agree because they do not believe it is the police's fault, and just think black people are always doing something wrong in the other people's eyes. I can say we're not. We are educated, intelligent human beings who are equal to others.                                                                                                                      Police brutality did not just start this year, or even ten years ago. It has been going on for years. To solve this problem we have to take it back to the roots, when there was slavery. I never really understood what made people want to enslave black people. Now I feel like they wanted to dehumanize us. The color of our skin has held us back for years. This goes more deeply than others not liking us for our skin.                                                                                                                                                 This killing because we're colored and have more pigment in our skin has been going on for hundreds of years. Police killing and beating is just proving my point that we are not equal to others. We don't feel safe when the police come around. When we are scared or are in danger, many of us no longer call the police because of the fear they might kill us or beat us and still try to put us in jail. The police can try and take our bodies but they will never have our soul . A person should never have to fear his/her life by the police or any one else.                                                                                                            We as African Americans have started to take a stand by protesting. This is just the beginning. It's going to take more than one person or even 100 people. We have to stand together and stop killing each other. We need the world to understand where we are coming from. I have brothers, uncles,  grandpa's, and a father. I fear for there lives every time they walk out the house, because today could be the day the police decide to take their lives.                                                                                                        In conclusion, we need to take a stand and get the world's attention. But we have to find a civil way to do it. Now is the time to show these people we are educated and not ignorant people. The Police have to understand that what they are doing is wrong . We deserve justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and many more. We will not stop until we get our justice. May their souls rest in peace.



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