The Police: The Black Lives Matter Movement

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It all started when a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri shot a black suspect by the name of Michael Brown, who was trying to surrender. This caused an uproar as people demand that justice must be served because of the fact that Michael Brown died by a white police officer, having citizens concluding that the white officer fired shots at the suspect is because he was black. However, the reality is that Michael Brown robbed a convenience store, assaulted an officer in uniform, and made a move for the officer’s gun. In reality, a cop is six times more likely to be killed by a black individual than the vice-versa. The reality is that the individuals who are like Michael Brown are the ones who are a big threat to black lives than the police. …show more content…
Rather, it is about holding whites to a higher standard than the black men in poor neighborhoods. They are living in poverty and are victims of violent crimes, which is why there is effective policing that is taking place for the people, who must live with the effects of these untrue assumptions. More people are becoming aware of the Black Lives Matter movement and its importance, but as it continues to spread murder rates have increased in cities across the United

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