Character Analysis: We Are Called To Rise

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With our new technological day and age, everyone is carrying around their own mobile camera to capture every moment. Some of those moments, however, are not so appealing. Especially when you see a cop beating on someone. With no context, you may be too shocked to know what to think. If you find out that this person they were beating on was unarmed and the police officers didn’t even report hitting the victim, it may waver your trust in the police. Even though police work can be violent, we need to limit the needless brutality through relatively easy fixes so police officers can’t get away with hurting innocent people. In the book, We are Called to Rise, Avis a middle-aged woman goes through the motions as her son, a war vet and now cop, shoots and kills the mom of a little boy in a routine traffic stop. Due to his violence, Bashkin the son and his sister have to live without their mother. Avis knows her son is violent as he has hit his wife on multiple occasions. Not only has Nate been abusive to his wife he shows signs of PTSD as seen in this quote from the book written by McBride, “Just then, there is the loud sound of lights exploding. Nate tells and before I even know he has moved, he is throwing me to the ground and pushing his arm against my back. “Stay down, Stay down.” he hisses. Then he gets up running in a half crouch toward Rodney, who is holding a hissing string of …show more content…
I think we should make precautionary measures to limit police brutality. There are simple things we can do to cut down on police brutality so the justice system stays fair. Yesterday it was an Albanian woman at a traffic stop, but tomorrow it could be someone you know. Someone you love in the wrong place at the wrong time. It could even be you if we don’t do something about

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