Police brutality has been around for decades. The advancement of technology that has made the world so much smaller in a sense is just making it easier to shine a light on such an important subject. It also gives power to the people. You don't have to just stand their if you are around in a case of police injustice. You now have a voice. It is legal to video tape police in 47 states.
Footage. Video. Tapes. They exist in droves now. But what is the purpose? What good have they done? In the case of Eric Garner’s death, it did nothing to bring justice. His killer walked free. In the case of Walter Scott, his killer got charged with murder and we celebrated because our standards are now so low that a CHARGE feels like justice. We shall await the trial where a jury of people who probably don’t look like Walter will be left to decide.