Evan Georgia

Police Brutality

Police brutality is a huge problem in our country.

Dear future president ,

I’ll like to bring you an issue, that's been going on for a while. Police brutality is a huge problem that hasn’t been solved.  But, needs to be. Police brutality is the "wanton use of excessive force."

Originally police brutality was attributed to poor labor workers. From 1877 to 1924 police were brutally beating and striking laborers. Then came Prohibition, civil rights movement, Vietnam war , and Nixon administration which all had large scales of brutality. Even back then police weren't getting convicted of the acts of brutality they were inflicting on people.

Nowadays, children and adults are held to impossible standards to avoid police brutality. I'm a black male, and before I leave home to go out with friends, my mom always tells me to be extra careful and this affects me. For example, Eric Garner’s mom probably said the same thing to him. He was unarmed and brutally murder by a police officer.  I thought the duty of a police officer was to serve and protect. I have asthma, and if a cop stops me, and I tell him I can't breathe, will he believe me ?

Not all police officers are bad; however, police brutality is a huge concern in the U.S . Maybe we need to communicate better as a whole.  For every 1,000 people killed by police, only one officer is convicted. So let's keep the movement going of All Lives Matter when it comes to police brutality.

Sincerely ,

Evan E