Anyone who has an active life in the digital world would have experienced a bombardment of some of the most prominent news that has populated our Facebook feed and twitter pages this week. I for one have been scheming through my Facebook news-feed only to be constantly barraged with a snowball of news regarding police brutality. It started off with the case of Sandra Bland who had ultimately faced a tragic death as she was imprisoned for disrespecting a police offer. A video footage can be found in this link and an article from the Daily Mail in this link. After reading this story, I am then presented with a list of other related articles such as another case of police brutality but in this instance with a pregnant woman. A whole other list of this topic can be found here.
The delivery of news throughout different mediums of media had always been a very sensitive topic that all of us should be made aware of. It was just my luck that when I was browsing through YouTube (which is one of my hobbies when I have free time) that I stumbled upon this video of a Harvard Graduate named Molly Dewolf Swenson. In the video, she addresses the importance of news, how it affects our lives and she talks about how it can be better improved in the future. One of the most noteworthy comments she has made is how she emphasized that what if we are given news that empower us to do something about the reported news rather than leaving us feeling hopeless and helpless.
I agree that good news should not only inform us blindly of what happened but also give us the option to do something about it. In the case of Sandra Bland, I believe by being aware of what happened to her, the public is made aware of the injustices that happen in the hands of authority. This is not enough for change to happen. In order to stop police brutality, we should be able to tell the public on how best to tackle this issue to avoid more innocent law-abiding lives to be lost. Watch the video above and let us know what you think on the comments below.