Dear Cleveland by Michael from Richmond Heights High School

Dear Cleveland, There is a lot of things that go on in this city but one of the major things is police brutality. For example, I was walking one day […]

April 3, 2018 // EYEJ // No Comments //

Dear Cleveland,

There is a lot of things that go on in this city but one of the major things is police brutality. For example, I was walking one day coming from playing basketball with friends. A cop pulls up on us with the sirens and puts us against the car then goes on and say that somebody got reported for having a gun and I guess I matched what the person has on so then the cops started touching and checking me, but I had football girdle on from football practice that morning and as soon as I tried to show the cop he put his hand on the gun getting ready to shoot. So that’s one of the things that I want to see get changed is how cops react to a certain thing. Another thing I want to talk about is how some police don’t follow the rules and there are a couple experiences that I have had like one time I saw a cop put his sirens on just to get past a red light and another one is when they searched my friend’s car without permission.

Sincerely,

Michael

Richmond Heights High School