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Justice System
Grade 11

Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System

In the year 2013, I was nine years old watching the Treyvon Martin vs George Zimmerman case in my living room hoping that Zimmerman would be found guilty. I believed that Zimmerman would be found guilty because, in the innocent mind of mine, I always thought the justice system implemented laws that viewed every individual […]

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Justice System
Grade 10

Mass Incarceration of Black Males

Why is it that black men get sent to jail more often for a non-violent drug offense than a white man? A white man would be able to walk away as a free man, while a Black man would have to serve some type of sentence in the prison system. This injustice causes Black men […]

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Justice System
Grade 8

Hate Crimes in America

A hate crime is a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically involving violence. During the election, a lot of hate speech was used, mostly by President Trump. After the election ended, more hate crimes and more hate speech were used because people saw it reflected in their new president. When people see […]

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Justice System
Grade 8

Justice for Victims of Police Violence

How do policemen get away with killing an unarmed man? That is what many people are trying to find out after several incidents all over the country have resulted in police officers not being charged or convicted for deaths of unarmed civilians. The public wants answers after so many people have been killed at the […]

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Justice System
Grade 7

Stop the Brutality, Wear a Body Camera

Why are police officers killing and being mean to black people in our communities? The police brutality in our communities is a very important issue to me as I am a young black male and hearing on the news how police are killing and abusing black people affects and scares me. I grew up learning […]

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