This issue is significant because we are fearing people that are supposed to protect us. This was stated in another [article] (https://www.pnas.org/content/116/34/16793) , “For young men of color, police use of force is among the leading causes of death.” This here picture represents an estimated lifetime risk of being killed by police by force as while as sex. This data is from 2013 to 2018. You can’t make these things up. ( check out this [link] (https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1MQj3Y27CP7t4oNlHg5QpBrF-q92kCF2rmkMvxLnxdOo/edit) for more information). In some of my ongoing research I haven’t really seen any progress to ending police brutality, but I can say I really haven’t seen anyone post something that involves police brutality. I can say that the George Floyd case is finally over and the officer was charged with murder , [link] (https://www.npr.org/sections/trial-over-killing-of-george-floyd/2021/05/04/993665655/derek-chauvin-files-for-new-trial-in-george-floyd-murder-case). I decided to create a zoom so African American young people( in the school) could have a safe space to talk about their feelings towards police brutality. It was an ok experience, this is something that I will make sure I keep track of because it’s very important as a young black American. I felt good doing this project, it felt good to learn things that I never knew. I learned that this topic was more touching to me than I thought it would be. I feel like I could have put more effort into this project. What’s still left is us getting our voices heard.
“Police Brutality”, is the excessive and unwarranted use of force by law enforcement. In the United States “qualified immunity”, is used to protect officers from litigation after incidents of police violence. Crazy right? I know you are getting tired of hearing about how another black person has been killed by the police. Well I am and if you didn’t know I am a black African American. In the first 8 months of 2020, 164 black people were killed, stated by LI Cohen . IN THE FIRST 8 MONTHS, are you serious.
My connection to this topic is myself being a black woman. I’m tired of hearing how white police officers brutality cleaning Black Afrain American. I’m going to be totally honest. I’m scared because I feel like it’s getting worse and I fear for me and my family’s safety. I think this is important for others to know because it happens all the time and it’s not like the police get the consequences that they really deserve. This issue is significant because we are fearing people that are supposed to protect us. This was stated in another article, “For young men of color, police use of force is among the leading causes of death.” This here picture represents an estimated lifetime risk of being killed by police by force as while as sex. This data is from 2013 to 2018. You can’t make these things up. I think it is important for me to know these things because I am a black woman and I have brothers and a father that at any time could be a risk. I can start to educate myself now because anything can happen. Let me tell you about a man named Walter Wallace Jr., he was a 27 year old man. He was mentally ill and his mother tried to let the police know that but they didn’t listen. He was armed with a knife but was 20 feet away from the cops and yeah should have put it down when and if they even asked him to. But as you should know cops carry teasers, they didn’t need to shoot SEVERAL TIMES, if they had TEASERS. Now read this article and tell me what you think. Crazy right? Same situation but you know the difference? He was a “vicious” black man if they were “fearing” for their lives. In conclusion, I wonder if this is ever going to stop. When are white police officers going to start using their none racist brains when it comes to handling a situation with black people? When I continue my research, I hope to learn more about defunding the police because this will solve most of the problems in the world. Like there is no reason ANYONE should be afraid of someone/system that is supposed to protect us from any harm but is causing the most harm . When it is going to happen?, is it still even something that people are stealing trying to enforce?
Hola, soy Trinity Mccook, mi papá (Lorrel) trabaja en una escuela como administrador de AD / clima y mi mamá (Rachel) es ama de casa. También tengo una madrastra (Lasundra) y ella ayuda a los nuevos profesores. Tengo cuatro hermanos, dos del lado de mi mamá y dos del lado de mi papá. Tengo cinco tías, cuatro tíos y doce primos que conozco. Vivo con mi papá, mi madrastra y dos hermanos. Mi prima Meme y mi hermanita Autumn. tienen el pelo largo y castaño, pero Meme tiene el pelo liso y sedoso y Autumn tiene el pelo afro grueso. Meme tiene ojos de color avellana y verde y Autumn tiene ojos marrones oscuros. Meme es alta y delgada y Autumn es baja y delgada. Meme es muy tonta y perezosa y Autumn es muy enérgica y atrevida. Ambas son muy honestas y extrovertidas. Soy una joven emprendedora que va a SLA. Tengo el pelo afro marrón oscuro hasta los hombros. Tengo ojos marrones oscuros. Soy de estatura media para una chica y soy un poco gordita. Mi personalidad es muy molesta y honesta. Mi rasgo más fuerte es mi expresión facial. Algo que no soy y que algunas personas necesitan saber es que no soy paciente. Meme y yo tenemos la misma altura y también tenemos los mismos rasgos tontos. Ninguno de los dos somos ni los mayores ni los más jóvenes de nuestros primos. Tenemos la misma edad desde hace un par de meses pero ella es la mayor. Somos diferentes tonos de piel. También amamos a los niños y nos peinamos.
Strengths of a strong relationship
What do you know about strong relationships with your siblings? They can be annoying a lot of the time but it’s worth it. It’s just the same with these three siblings named Grace, Maya, and Joaquin. This relationship of siblings had to be found meaning they didn’t know each other at first because they were separated. When they found each other it was a relationship they all thought they would never have, a good relationship. But it wasn’t like that when they first met, it wasn’t quite what they had expected. In the long run it was an unbreakable bond.
Being honest (it’s key to a relationship) but sometimes it’s ok to keep some things to yourself especially if you barely know them. Don’t make them feel like they are unwanted ( just because they sometimes hurt a person and you never know you might be the only thing to a friend that they might have.
Teen relationships are not always something to look forward to. They don’t always end so while Grace knows all about it. Let me tell you little about Grace, she is smart and kind hearted but has a bit of a temper. She had a boyfriend named Max. They were doing good at first but then Max got her pregnant. Yes you heard that correctly “PREGNANT”. That didn’t sit with Max’s dad at all. He wasn’t having it, so Max had to leave grace. Max didn’t even speak up for himself, he just let it happen. Grace was heartbroken because that was really someone that she loved and knew he had to go because of something he put in her. #sad Not even that there’s also relationships like Maya’s (same gender relationships). They are not always smooth to get through just because of how the world/people take things. It’s not easy being same sex in a relationship because people like to judge but in this case we need parents to support there child’s just like Maya’s parents did.
Difference Hey wonderful people! I want to just tell you about a couple of topics that came up in our new book “Far From the Tree”. These were some very helpful topics just because we all know that these things can happen in life and are listened to and learned. Those are not the only things you guys have to look out for. Bullies are what I’m talking about; they need to be taught a lesson. It’s not ok to just talk about someone explicitly if it’s personality. You can make someone fall into depression and you can throw them into trying to kill themselves. Everyone just know your never alone and if you or yourself needs someone to talk to just call 800-help now or email Ineedhelp@gmail.com That’s all we have today folks, have a great weekend and don’t forget to be on the lookout for next week’s newspaper. On born a crime by Tevor Noah
Do you have a clue on how I feel? 2020 is one of the worst things that could have happened to me or any teenager. 2020 was supposed to be the year that I was supposed to find my true self, others too. Some of us were 8th graders going to 9th grade, some of us were 12th graders going to college or just trying to make a lot of money. STOP, can you hear me!! Can you hear us!!
2020 has me broken, I don’t even feel as though I’m myself. Im am currently a 9th grader, yes I was one of those students starting a new school virtually. It’s hard. People say everything is going to be ok but it’s not, the world is different now. Our “President” has put the United States in shock. The police that are supposed to be protecting us, as people but no they are killing people like me. Yes, Im black and after all the deaths (George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Walter Wallace Jr. etc.) George Floyd died because I white officer had his knee in his neck!! Breonna Taylor was shot in her own house because the police didn’t want to announce themselves. Walter Wallace Jr. was shot and killed in Philly by a white police man because they were scared, why did they have to use the gun? If they have tasers. I’m scared to be in my black skin. All the protests that turn into looting. The COIVID-19, QUARANTINE!! Are you sure you want to know how I really feel? I’m tired, stressed, I just don’t feel like me. It’s been a lot, a little too much for some people like me to handle. I mean we have a new President. At Least we got Trump out of office but this is going to cause more problems. Trump supporters have been laying low but they are coming up with something and I know it’s not going to be good. I just hope the world can become a better place. It’s hard to live in a world where everyone isn’t treated equally.
2020, I haven’t been able to see any of my family which sucks because family means everything to me. The friends that I did have I don’t talk to them as much because they all live far from me. I have to work on weekends so even if I wanted to hang with friends I couldn’t, but at least I get to travel to Houston, Texas to visit my mom and my brothers.
This is how I really feel. I’m scared. How do you really feel? Are you scared?