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Blind Nation The color of our skin automatically makes us a suspect in todays stereotypical world Despite the civil rights victories of 30 years ago official skin color prejudice is still reflected throughout the Criminal Justice System Racial profiling ACLU Many African Americans know that we are dealing with a subtle form of discrimination and that our nation has gone blind We live in a country where Jim Crow Justice is still enforced The question arises about if we had made any progress since the civil rights movement There are many incidents that show that our Criminal Justice System is being unfair and bias towards African Americans Many African Americans are innocent victims of harsh brutal police abuse racial discrimination in police shooting and racial profiling Many organizations have tired in the past and still are trying to protect the civil rights of African Americansthat are innocent victims Police brutality towards African Americans has been a problem in the past and is still very much a problem in the present March 31991 the beating of a young black man named Rodney King projected the brutal reality of police abuse towards black people The Rodney King incident exposed a new form of subtle discrimination towards the black community Several officers beat King who was dragged clubbed and hit with a Taser gun while 23 other officers watch the horrible beating King suffered skull fractures and nerve damages to his face When the officers involved were brought to trial and found not guilty of the charges pressed against them riots broke out in then city of Los Angeles A year later the officers were trailed again and found guilty They were sentenced prison time Incidents like this happen all the time and have to stop Another example of police abuse towards Americans of color happened in December 1996 Two black men died in handcuffs at the hands of the Palm Beach County sheriffs deputies in Florida Lyndon
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