For my research paper, I am analyzing how police brutality and racism go hand in hand.
The Essential Content of the Article: This article explains how Obama separated police brutality and racism, and how he was right for doing so. This article also brings up how a white homeless man was killed by a police.
What it Proves: My thesis is how police brutality and racism are connected. This article will help me counter-argue my argument because it claims how white people get killed by police too.
The Essential Content of the Article: This article explains how racism is not main victim of police brutality. Instead they say it is the social class a person is in.
What it Proves: This goes against my argument because I believe the problem is race and has nothing to do with class. To prove this I have a case where a police pulls over a state attorney.
The Essential Content of the Article: This article explains how violent criminal acts are who police are more likely to shoot in America.
What it Proves: This articles goes against my argument, so it will help me in defending my case. The article states how police are more likely to shoot violent attacks, but when a white person attacks police they usually don’t shoot.
The Essential Content of the Article: This article tells about eight men who pointed guns at officer, but did not get shot.
What it Proves: This article, with the help of other evidence, shows that police are more likely to shoot black men over white men.
The Essential Content of the Article: This video shows a black man sitting on his moms porch while being interrogated by two police officers. The police officer claimed someone called and said they saw him breaking into the house. When the police walked away she says no one actually called, she was just suspicious. Eventually man sitting on porch gets punched.
What it Proves: It proves that police profile black people. Which then can lead to police to attacking them more likely than they would attack a white person. The police punched and arrested the black man because he assumed the man was breaking into a house.
The Essential Content of the Article: This video shows a news reporter talking about a little girl who was held at gun point because her security alarm accidentally went off. When the police found her, she was in bed watching tv.
What it Proves: This video proves the shows the lack of empathy that some cops possess.
The Essential Content of the Article: This video shows an officer plating drugs in someones backyard. (He thought his camera was off) The officers then goes to the street, ‘turns on his camera’ and then says I’m going to check over here, and ‘finds’ the drugs he planted
What it Proves: This video shows the extent officers will go to get someone in trouble. The person had nothing in their backyard, but they got in trouble for what the officer planted.