Redo Proposal+5—fromcasablanca

In my research essay I will be examining the use of excessive force by the U.S. police departments on African American males. For many decades, police brutality has been an ongoing issue in our society that has led to more deaths than arrests. From the severe beating of Rodney King that took place in 1991 by the Los Angeles Police Department to the recent shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, as a society we see this is an controversial issue. As a nation that strongly believes in freedom of speech, without fear of government retaliation this has become a big problem in our society as the amount of African Americans being beaten or killed by police officers increase.

Here’s A Timeline of Unarmed Black People Killed By Police Over the Past Year

Background: This article is a timeline of all the unarmed African American males that were killed in the last year. This article also covers how many times each victim were shot, where they were and what made the police mark them as a target.

This article will not only provide me statistics how many African American males were killed in over such a short amount of time by police officers but also why these innocent victims look so “suspicious” to them. (STEREOTYPES)

Why do U.S. police keep killing unarmed black men?

Background: This article talks about the stereotypes, racial profiling and African American males are found more intimidating than Caucasian males. Also, speaks a little on police enforcement and how police are trained to handled situations where they may feel uncomfortable.

This article will allow me to understand why African American males are viewed as targets based off stereotypes and racial profiling. Also, will allow me to speak on how police officers are trained to immediately respond to a situation where they feel endangered and are quick to pull the trigger.

Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014

Background: Another timeline that lists the deaths of not only African American males but African American females as well.

This article will allow me to cite current killings to killings that happened decades ago to show how police brutality against African Americans is an ongoing, dangerous issue in our society today.

What is Excessive Force?

Background: This article defines what excessive force really means and how it has different meanings in different jurisdictions. Goes into further explanation why police feel like excessive force is sometimes needed in certain cases (depending on location and who the victim is identified as).

This article will allow me to provide a clear definition of what excessive force is and how police officers use it.

One Troubling Statistic Shows Just How Racist America’s Police Brutality Problem Is

Background: Provides statistics that show just how big of a problem this is in our country

Will allow me to provide accurate data to back up my other points.

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3 Responses to Redo Proposal+5—fromcasablanca

  1. fromcasablanca says:

    Feedback, please
    (My first proposal was about Vancouver giving out free heroin prescription)

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  2. fromcasablanca says:

    Excessive force is any force beyond what’s imperative to arrest a suspect, while keeping police and bystanders safe. Not all arrests call out for the use of excessive force but most cases involving an African American male puts it to use. For many decades police brutality has been an ongoing issue in our society that has led to more deaths than arrests of African American males. From the severe beating of Rodney King that took place in 1991 by Los Angeles Police Department to the tragic shooting of Michael Brown and the chokehold that put Eric Garner in his death bed. As a society we not only see this as a controversial issue but a cry for help in the African American community as improper racial profiling leads to more deaths than arrests by police officers.

    The use of excessive force has been a proceeding result of improper racial profiling of African American males. For many decades this has been an ongoing issue in our society that has led to more deaths than arrests in the African American community. From the severe beating of Rodney King that took place in 1991 by Los Angeles Police Department to the tragic shootings of unarmed teenagers Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. As a nation that is strongly against unreasonable searches and seizures unless with probable cause, this has become a massive problem as the amount of African American males being beaten or killed by police officers increase because of improper racial profiling.

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  3. fromcasablanca says:

    Feedback, please.

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