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Police Brutality (Domestic Terrorism)
by James Hemphill III (jamesboydhemphill [at]
Wednesday Nov 20th, 2019 6:06 PM
This article touches on police brutality (domestic terrorism) but focuses on the killings of unarmed and innocent black people in the United States.
The people that are sworn in to protect and serve the community are the same exact folks who are killing innocent black people in the country. Police in brutality/domestic terrorism is the targeting of a particular group.

Innocent black people being killed by police officers with no serious repercussions sends a message to the world that black’s lives are meaningless. If police and the courts of the law don’t value black lives it gives other people the right to believe the same thing when they see an innocent black person get murdered by the police. There is no justification for murdering black people that are innocent and to make matters even worse some of these killings have been videotaped either from a cell phone or a body cam and the officer is still not found guilty. The fact there is a substantial amount of evidence proving the black person being killed was completely innocent and the police officer gets a slap on wrist or gets charged with manslaughter is blasphemous.

Philando Castile is a great example of a unarmed black man that was shot and killed in his car and just so happens that officer that committed the act was charged with manslaughter (not murder) and was acquitted of all charges. For police officers that get a slap on the wrist or little to no time for killing innocent black people it sends a message to law enforcement agencies all over the country saying that even if you kill an innocent black person we help you justify it somehow so you can walk free. We must ensure equality for all and investigate and prosecute police violence wherever it occurs.

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