Negative Effects of Social Media
Apart from the noted positive effects of Facebook in fostering the practice of cultural values, practices may be adverse to the normal life.
Findings on Freddie Grays Case
The case of Freddie Gray proves unique in many aspects, first, other than the fact that Freddie running from the police as a provocative action, the manner in which he was arrested raised eye brows. More so, Freddie Gray was visibly restrained beyond comfort as he was dragged into the van.
The Case of Freddie Gray
The police reports indicate that Freddie Gray was chased down by Baltimore police on foot before he was apprehended and arrested for possession of an illegal switchblade. The officers bundled him into a van as seen in a witness video recording where a visibly hurt Gray wailed in pain.
The Case of Walter Scott
Walter Scott aged 50 was on the fateful day stopped by traffic police officer Michael Slager over a broken brake light. The officer shot Scott while he was running away from the officer as he fell down to his death. The report that Scott later recorded contradicted a video recording by an anonymous witness that shows the entire incident plainly as it occurred.
The Washington Post article describes Tamir Rice as a person who was not given a chance. As such, the police officers are described to have not considered the possibility of the threat that Rice posed before engaging by firing at him. The video accompanying the article affirms the same since the shooting by one of the officers ensued the moment he stepped out of the vehicle which had pulled up in an instant.
The case of Eric Garner
The case of Eric Garner is one that presents emotional appeals from various concerned parties among which are civil society and concerned citizens. The case that involved the choking of Garner leading to his death left people enraged and concerned about the freedoms that citizens of the United States are meant to enjoy.
Medias Representation of African-Americans Case Studies
The following section of the research report presents case studies of select cases of police brutality in chronological order recorded between 2011 and 2016. The analysis of each case presents ramifications for the medias portrayal of African Americans as reminiscent of the circumstances revolving around each case as presented. The data collected using methods discussed in Chapter 3 yielded results that are subsequently presented.
Why media portray African-American males as criminals
The study data collection tools comprise computers, internet connection, access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Such materials apply mostly to data sources associated with modern media platforms which makes it imperative to have an internet connection since Facebook, Twitter and YouTube can only be accessed through the internet.
Organizational Communication and Social Media
Organizational Communication and Social Media. Communication via social media involves the use of tools based on the Internet to interact with the audience in a text, voice or graphic form. For an organization to be able to use the social network effectively: