Gusphalney C. Florida

Police Brutality

This country was established for freedom, liberty and pursuit of happiness. It's hard to fulfill these thing's if people are being killed because they seem "suspicious". It's 2016 and the nation should be aware of the fact that we still have issues that must be fixed.

October 16, 2016

The Commander in Chief

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20500

Dear President,

I was born and raised in America. Without a doubt here’s no country that is completely perfect but I can agree that the United States is one of the top best country. There are always going to the issues in the world but things can be changed once there is a wide spread of awareness. From everything that I have in history I would expect humans being mistreated ue to their skin color or the way they look. Police brutality is something that has always been around. During the civil rights, my fellow African Americans we beaten by police officers and mistreated by them. We are suppose to look up to police officers and feel protected. Instead, it is like my life is in danger when around them. As much as people may try to say “Black Lives Matter”, others will back it up with “All Lives Matter” because they aren’t aware of what is happening to African Americans. There has been many cases of young African Americans losing their life due to being suspicious. One of the well known victim is Trayvon Martin. We all are aware that he was a young black walking back home from the store with a hoodie on. Trayvon was shot and killed by a man named George Zimmerman because he felt as if Trayvon was suspicious and had a weapon. It comes to find out the poor boy only had a bag of candy and an Arizona drink. We are losing the lives of our young children but people look past it. Putting up a hashtag can only do so much since social media is something that not every single person uses. Since I was a little kid, everyone always looking up to the President as the supreme leader. I want everyone in this nation to feel equal and to have treatment. We shouldn’t be mistreated and looked at different just because of our looks and skin color. The law enforcement is suppose to be here to protect us, but it just feels like they are the ones hurting us. There’s a way of solving every problem, you just have to be aware and have a plan.

Thank you for considering this matter.


Gusphalney S. Chery

Mourning Senior High School

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