Police brutality and unjustified shootings involving police in American society is nothing new to black Americans. The overwhelming difference between the present and the past is the speed of information getting to the public. This information is concrete and in near real-time, which does not allow officers to collaborate false information and make up stories. So,unlike in the past, when the unheard needed to get attention by burning down their neighborhood, now they only need to post a video.
I think that protests are a great way to be heard, because it amasses the opinions of all the people together, in one united group against one or several entities. I do think the protesters are right about the police. Something should be done to oversee cops and their actions.
The Black Lives Matter protestors are wrong about most of the police in America. The vast majority of law enforcement officers are good, and work hard to make their communities safer. Police officers face more violent threats against themselves, then they create against the public. Therefore, many of these protestors like Snoop Dogg are wrong about the police.
Police have one of the most difficult jobs in the nation. They must maintain a professional attitude while facing people who insult and treat them in a very disrespectful manner. They must enforce the law and protect citizens from criminals, yet they are subject to procedures that can greatly limit their ability to effectively deal with criminals. Sometimes there are bad police officers and sometimes police make mistakes, however, the majority of our police officers are dedicated public servants who should be treated with respect.