Throughout the election process, Trump has continued to return to the idea of bringing back law and order to gain support…but… is this style actually gaining support? Minorities tend to think not. In today’s society, minorities are a large percentage of voters and could potentially swing the outcome. Trump is in need of these voters and hasn’t done a great job at obtaining them especially in the law and order area by “bring back respect to the police.”
For example, the “Central Park 5” who were black and Latino men wrongfully imprisoned for brutally attacking and raping a 28- year-old women in Central Park, are voicing their opinion about Trump’s rhetoric of law and order. Yusef Salaam, a member of the Central Park 5, tells the Washington Post that they were “being deprived of food, drink, or sleep for more than 24 hours.” In 1989, Donald Trump spent “$85,000 on a full-page ad in four newspapers across the city of New York, which read ‘Bring Back The Death Penalty. Bring Back Our Police,” and to this day he stands by his words. Salaam also writes, “Black people across America know that because of the color of our skin, we are guilty before proven innocent.” Since Trump stands by his claim, even though they were proven innocent, adds to the fact that Trump’s campaign is bias, racist, and shows that he is unable to admit he is wrong. His rhetoric of law and order is losing minority voters because of police brutality. Should violent punishment really be what America needs? Not to the minorities and they certainly won’t be voting for Trump.