Minorities in America have every reason to fear the institution that pledged to protect them. Over the years, the system designed to enforce the law and protect people has, again and again, failed to do so.
On Sunday, national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien went on CNN with the tired “a few bad apples” excuse, claiming “But we got a few bad apples that have given law enforcement a bad name.”
The reality is that as HuffPost has noted, black males between the ages of 18 and 34 are 9 times more likely to be killed by the police than any other age demographic.
The protests in Minneapolis and around the country are a direct result of this systematic brutality against blacks. The death of George Floyd, who was suffocated by a police officer as he was being arrested, triggered the protests. But these have been a long time coming.
Color of Change is running a campaign to “End the War on Black People!”
Here are 20 infamous cases of police brutality against minorities that make clear this is a systematic war, not the work of a few bad apples.