This past week, the U.S. experienced multiple mass shootings within a four day span, with two of them happening within 24 hours of each other. When one shooting occurs, more shootings follow. These recent shootings have brought the attention back once again to the never ending debate of gun control. Shootings in the United States aren’t a surprise to anyone anymore, people are constantly saying “enough is enough,” however, 375 mass shootings later, it still isn’t.
A zoomed lens focuses in on a young man with two fingers raised in the air in a peace sign. Around him, the youth is surrounded by fellow protesters, chanting, impassioned and waving colorful flags. They demand equal rights, an end to economic injustice and for the U.S. police-style assassinations of their young people to end.
Another innocent black man unjustly shot, another hashtag, and another community left asking what is it going to take for police to be held accountable. And more importantly, are cases of police brutality relevant to the ongoing debates over gun control?