Isn't police brutality as a whole a larger issue? Specially with the whole "blue wall" thing where the people in the police protect each other from accountability. I remember reading a story years ago where a policewoman in the US knocked on a door and a kid with a wiimote opened it; she thought the wiimote was a gun therefore she shot him and killed him. He was white. I believe she didn't go to jail and kept her job as far as I'm aware of.
I don't mean to disregard the racism issue, it's just my observations as someone who isn't from the US. Everyone in a community suffers if the gov. people with the guns aren't held accountable for their actions.
For sure. Police brutality is a universal issue, but it is one which does a disproportionate amount of damage to poor and minority communities. And not just police brutality, but injustices throughout the entire justice system. The system needs foundational change and has needed change for generations. What we are seeing is not solely the result of any specific injustice, but a result of the failure of the system to change in a way which promotes justice for all.
While people can stand around and say "this isn't the way, lets come together and fix this", this isn't a new issue. We have failed to come together and fix this. We are now seeing the consequences of that failure.