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QOTW: What are some ways you have seen the mistreatment of POC that you feel isn't addressed enough?
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Sign the petition for Breonna Taylor and for ALL black lives. What has happened is wrong and needs to be fixed.
George Floyd: George was handcuffed and restrained and being completely cooperative when this all went down. The officer put his knee on George’s neck choking him for minutes on minutes while George screamed that he could not breathe. Bystanders beg for the police officer to take his knee off George’s neck, but the officer didn’t listen and continued to choke him. George was not even wanted for a violent crime, nor did he struggle/fight during his arrest. All he did was sign a bad check at a grocery store. He finally got justice in late April 2021
Breonna Taylor: A division of the Louisville Police Department performed an illegal, unannounced drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times, killing her. Not only were the police at the WRONG HOUSE, but the man they were looking for had already been arrested earlier that day.
Trayvon Martin: On February 26, 2012, Trayvon bought a pack of skittles for his 12 years old soon to be stepbrother and a can of Arizona Iced tea for himself and begin to walk home. On his way home, George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator at the Retreat at Twin Lakes, profiled him, labeled him as suspicious, and begin to follow him. Trayvon saw Zimmerman following him, and he began to run. Zimmerman told a 911 operator that Trayvon was running. Then he got out of his car to follow him on foot. George Zimmerman was carrying a loaded, concealed weapon while he followed Trayvon, who was unarmed. Trayvon Benjamin Martin didn't make it home that night because George Zimmerman murdered him.
Elijah McClain: August 24th, 2019, 23-year-old Elijah McClain was walking home after buying some tea at a local convenience store. According to Elijah's family, Elijah, who was anemic, preferred to wear a ski mask to keep his face warm while he was walking. The Aurora Police Department received a call of a "suspicious man". This call resulted in Elijah's death. After the McClain family requested the body cam footage from the officers on scene it was reported that in the footage. What is even worse is that the police officers who killed him later made a video MOCKING him. They also yelled a few rude words towards the family members during his viewing.
Jacob Blake, 29, was shot by Kenosha, Wisconsin police officers in the back 7 times on August 23, 2020. Officers were on the scene due to a fight, which Jacob Blake was trying to break up. He was unarmed and his kids were right there and saw everything. Fortunately, Jacob was not killed but he is in serious condition. The cops who shot him need to be charged with at least attempted murder.
What The Scratch Team Has Said:
"We also wanted to address the phrase “all lives matter.” The phrase “Black Lives Matter” was created because of the experiences, fears, and problems that Black people face. Many people have used “all lives matter” as a way of saying that all people face similar challenges regardless of their race. This is not true. The purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement isn't to exclude others, but to highlight the violence and racism that Black people face every day in hopes of changing it. So we ask that you not say “all lives matter” when you see someone else saying “Black Lives Matter” on Scratch"
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