The tragic news has come in that yet another black man has died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes, causing him to suffocate to death. Now thousands have taken to the streets of Minneapolis to protest his murder.
And one extremely famous face who has spoken out against the disgusting incident is none other than Colin Kaepernick.
Police brutality is one of society's most lethal issues.About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers.
It's a harsh reality..."That 1-in-1,000 number struck us as quite high," said study leader Frank Edwards, a sociologist at Rutgers University. "That’s better odds of being killed by police than you have of winning a lot of scratch-off lottery games."
This makes black people twice as likely to die at the hands of a police officer than white people...And nothing much has been done in the last few years, despite these harrowing statistics.
It has been predicted that around 1 in 65 deaths will be a black person at the hands of the police."This epidemic is disproportionately affecting black people," said Brittany Packnett, an activist and member of the White House task force on policing. "We are wasting so many promising young lives by continuing to allow this to happen."
The police are more likely to use racial profiling from criminal records...And this is why black people are more likely to be randomly handcuffed, searched, and detained than white people.
This is not okay.Yet nothing seems to be getting done about this imminent problem in our country.
Growing up in America as a black person isnot easy...And sadly, things just seem to be getting worse, even during lockdown.
The tragic death of Ahmaud Arbery has made headlines in the last few weeks.Arbery was shot dead by police in Brunswick back in February while he was jogging through the Satilla Shores neighborhood.
Cellphone footage showing the moment he was shot has prompted national outrage since it surfaced online...The twenty-eight-second video shows Arbery jogging around a neighborhood on a sunny afternoon in late February. The footage ends with 2 loud gunshots.
After the video circulated on social media...
This man was hunted down like an animal and his life was thrown away like he was worthless this could have been me… https://t.co/X2pegmyiIJ— Jay (@Jay)1588806057.0
The pressure has been mounting on the police force to take action against the officers responsible for Arbery's death...
We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn j… https://t.co/r2yPGUnb8c— LeBron James (@LeBron James)1588802793.0