Were Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner victims of cop brutality or thugs who had it coming? Were the cops in the right or wrong?
- Victims of cop brutality (racism)Vote A
- Thugs who had it comingVote B
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I think they were definitely victims of cop brutality. They weren't all angels, which no one is, but they were unarmed and did not deliberately attack the cops, so there was no reason for the cops to be threatened or attack. There's definitely a bias with the media and general population as well. White attackers get the "they're just crazy" and don't get called thugs. However, while these men may or may not have been attacked due to race, police brutality isn't just about race. People all of all backgrounds are being wrongfully attacked by the police. Even non white police have been abusing their power. It's just an all around problem with SOME police. I emphasized some because it's important to remember not every police is the same.
They were definitely victims of abuse of power (and racism in certain circumstances).0