Rhetorical Analysis Of Jesse Williams Police Brutality

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Jesse Williams speaks about police brutality and his “Fiery Speech”. It has been stated that police misconduct statistics gathered by the Cato Institute’s National Police Misconduct Reporting Project confirm that around 1% of all police officers commit police misconduct in a given year and that the consequences of such misconduct are grim. The fact remains that we do not know how many people are killed in police shootings annually, but we do know that at least five unarmed black men have been killed by police in the last month alone.Jesse Williams explains that he does not agree with police brutality and no one else should accept it and we should all be fighting to stop
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Jesse explains and has supporting evidence to why he is supporting to put a stop towards police brutality. “Referencing recent victims of police brutality, Williams discussed the violence against black people and the struggles they’ve faced throughout history: “There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of. There has been no job we haven’t done. There is no tax they haven’t leveed against us,” he said. He uses these statistics to show that black people were once slaved and still seen as lower race. While using these statistics he is building credibility with his audience by showing that with more data that he states he seems more intelligent to the …show more content…
The little boy got shot by the police because he held a toy gun up to them as joke. “Now… I got more y’all – yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice’s 14th birthday so I don’t want to hear anymore about how far we’ve come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on 12 year old playing alone in the park in broad daylight, killing him on television and then going home to make a sandwich. Tell Rekia Boyd how it’s so much better than it is to live in 2012 than it is to live in 1612 or 1712. Tell that to Eric Garner. Tell that to Sandra Bland. Tell that to Dorian Hunt.” The little boy didn’t have no say into getting shot, they drove right up to the kid and shot him within two seconds. Police didn’t realize that he had a toy gun they didn’t give him a chance to explain himself. He is trying to appeal to the audience emotions and create a visual image in their heads about bad police behavior. By doing this he will make the audience feel bad and would and their support to help him prevent police