Police And Concieved Stereotypes: Case Study

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Charlise Jones October 9, 2014 English 102 Essay 1 Public preception and preconcieved stereotypes have a detrimental effect on developemnt, which have a definitive effect on lower socioeconomic class members. The idea of what justice is varies in different neighborhoods. For example in the case of the Central Park Five, a white women was brutally beaten and raped in Central Park. A need for justice was so imperative that the anxiety resulted in the false confession and convction of five innocent African American teenagers. The police officers that handled the Central Park Five case had no clue to who committed the attack on the white women. The confesion of five teenagers would help them believe that they had solved the case.…show more content…
According to several witnesses Wilson and Brown were "tussling through the window." "It looked as if the kid was pulling away and the officer was pulling him in". According to Dorian Johnson, a close friend of Brown there was no assault o the police officer "We were so close, almost inches away, that when he tried to open his door aggressively, the door ricocheted both off me and Big Mike's body and closed back on the officer, the officer grabs Brown by his neck, while Brown tries to pull away. It was at that moment where Brown was shot. After trying to run away he was shot multiple times, even after her surrendered leading him to him…show more content…
The shooting of Brown sparked numerous amounts of protest and racial tension. After the shooting there was an increase in crime. There was assults on police offices, robberies, and other crimes where many people were arrested. It seems that when there is white on black crime it goes big in the media. It seems to create this huge conflict, whether its racism or not. In many cases like these the white person alsways seems to get off easily. The stereotypical prespective would be that the African American was up to no good or causeing trouble. I believe that we are deep in this mindset that “black” is considered dangerousand white is conidered”ideal” this is what the media portrays to society. It creates the ‘us’ vs ‘them’. America is supposed to be the land of equal opportunity as and it feels far from equal. I believe that crime is a crime, no matter the race, ethnicity, or gender. Crime has no lable and the media has blinded cetain people into thinking that it

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