Open Strong – akayoye

When thinking of the word police, we think about protection, but in today’s society, instead of protection, we think about police brutality. Every day we hear incidents of police brutality and racial violence; innocent people killed because they looked suspicious, or because they were a threat. Research shows that African American men are more likely to be threatened and harassed by police. In 2004, Frank Jude Jr. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was beaten by police because he was suspected to steal a police badge. He called 911 only to find out that those who were supposed to help him turned against him, the responding officers only came to join the party. 56% of the African American community have dropped calling 911 which makes crime reporting much more difficult for those who need help. Police brutality needs to come to an end; we need to feel safe, not scared.

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