Breaking the Cycle of Injustice
A Call for Police Reform to End Police Brutality Against Black and Minority Communities in America — Police brutality against black and minority communities has been an ongoing issue in the United States for decades. Tyre King, a 13-year-old black boy was shot and killed by a Columbus, Ohio police officer in 2016. According to reports, Tyre was suspected of being involved in a robbery and was shot by the officer after he pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm. The officer was later acquitted of any criminal wrongdoing, but the incident sparked widespread protests and calls for greater accountability in policing. The death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis in May 2020, brought this issue back to the forefront of national attention, sparking nationwide protests and calls for police reform.