By Jada Mosely
Recently there have been numerous deaths in 2015, which involved police killing a black man/woman, and/or teenager. Names such as Tony Robinson, Walter Scott, Eric Harris, Rekia Boyd, and Freddie Gray have now become hash tags on social media as apart of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. #BlackLivesMatter is used to broadcast the fact that our lives matter AS WELL as others(not that we are the only ones that matter). Because of the constant racial profiling of black people, we have to broadcast our concerns on this issue.
There has been numerous protests involving this movement, but the most recent is for 25 year old Freddie Gray, another black man dead while in the hands of a police officer. Peaceful protests apparently are not going to make any change or progression, nor do they have to be convenient for others. The recent Baltimore Shut Down has raised eyebrows and has drawn a sufficient amount of media attention, proving that standing around in the street doing a small peaceful protest is not enough to catch attention or demand justice.
From an article that I read on tvone/News One Now, apparently police officers are calling the protestors a “Lynch Mob”, which is very ironic considering the fact they kill so many black people and get away with it. Who is the real lynch mob?
This is the recent lynch mob in the case of Freddie Gray(taken from tvone.tv):
-Lt. Brian Rice, 41, who joined the department in 1997
-Officer Caesar Goodson, 45, who joined in 1999
-Sgt. Alicia White, 30, who joined in 2010
-Officer William Porter, 25, who joined in 2012
-Officer Garrett Miller, 26, who joined in 2012
-Officer Edward Nero, 29, who joined in 2012