In 1969, when it was illegal to solicit homosexual relations, gay bars were places LGBT people could go to socialize in safety from harassment. These bars were often subject to police harassment. On the night of the riots, nine police officers arrested employees of the bar for selling liquor without a license, and arrested anyone who wasn’t wearing at least three articles of non-gender conforming clothing. Rather than scattering like people did most of the time, patrons began to throw bottles. The riots continued for five nights and they are considered the first time LGBTQ+ people began to stand together and demand rights.
History Fair Topic Thesis staement: Until the 1960s Americans of the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and other) community were discriminated against and had limited rights. On June 28th, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, A popular gay bar in New York City (Greenwich Village), members of the LGBT+ community was harassed by policemen that night. Outraged civilians rioted until the early morning and had violent protest and demonstrations that lasted 6 days, the Stonewall Riots became a major turning point for gay rights in the United
The incident was not brought to court until 1992 where the police were not charged of any crime. Soon after the court ruled the officers guilty, the riots began to start on the streets of Los Angeles. Large groups of African Americans were lined up to protest the unfair and not justified answer they received. Whether it was it was destroying buildings or fighting someone, it was extremely brutal. It was counted that 55 people were killed and over 2,000 people were harmed.
From Leon’s story when the riot was happening he was in it with Martin Luther King Jr. and thousands of other colored people, and when they went to the Town Hall the mayor was behind the National guard then the mayor announced the Jim Crow laws ended and a lot of whites ran to do something but they were arrested. After the big riot, white people were arrested due to trying to attack the black people. “If anyone was caught abusing or throwing rocks or anything, they would be arrested”. That was the mayor when the riot for Civil Rights and that was when the Jim Crow laws were
Directly upstairs, off duty police officers were having a party too. The Bra Boys gang knew this and chose to start a fight. They threw punches and soon a massive gang fight had started, which injured about thirty officers. Eight people were arrested, none of which were cops. They justified this by saying “the only way out was to fight”, but this simply wasn’t the case.
For many people after seeing everything that the press was stating about the 38th street gang members, the society’s opinions changed about the Mechicano boys, “As El Pachuco says to the Press, "The Press distorted the very meaning of the word 'zoot suit.' All it is for you guys is another way to say Mexican”(Granger.6). The press made the word Zoot Suit become a symbol of being a foreign appearance guy who comes from a different heritage and should be looked at in a different way because of
“I got my rights!” Marsha Johnson shouted as she slammed a shot glass into a mirror . On a summer night in 1969, the police raided a popular gay bar in New York City as they often did. What was expected to have been the routine raid of a local dive bar quickly escalated because, this time, the patrons decided to fight back. Tired of being harassed, the patrons of the bar resisted arrest, which intensified the situation into a full-scale riot that lasted over the course of five days. Johnson’s “shot glass heard round the world” is rumored to have been one of the many simultaneous catalysts that sparked the historic Stonewall riots.
The beginning of his contribution was strong encouraged by his cousin Samuel Adams. (4) Samuel and James Otis were the leaders of the Sons of Liberty. The group held large riots and intimidated tax collectors all over Boston, but John Adams did not agree with the violent approach that the group was making in protest of the Stamp Act. (4) As a result to his involvement in the Sons of Liberty he soon found himself unemployed; the following day Adams along with two other men where honored with the chance to be councils to the town to support the opening of courts. (4) Finally after many efforts the Stamp Act was repealed on March 18th
This angered many because participants or supporters of the riots believed a completely different story. The supporters told the media that the riots were the only thing that drew national attention to their needs. People that analyzed the riots also pointed their finger to the “high unemployment, failed education, general racism, alienation in the culture, poor police relations and preparations, and decades of deterioration in the south central neighborhoods of California as the cause of this violence”
Rap music receives a variety of brutal critic from critics attacking the lyric that rappers use. Most people believe that “lyrics should appeal to us, not degrade us” (Glidden3). There is controversy surrounding “some artists accused of rapping sexually inflammatory lyrics” (Encyclopedia4). The actions of a few is causing people to put a bad label on rap in a whole. This bias opinion is becoming the cause of listeners to believe that rap lyrics “are setting a bad example for kids and teens” (Glidden2).
Hommosexuaity was a concept that was well knwon throughout the country yet no one spoke of it because of the ideas that had been formed towards it. But in the 1960s those who identified as gay or lesbian were so inspired by all the civil rights movements happening around them that they also decided to stand up for their cause. Homosexuals were far more free in the late 1900s than they were at anytime of their lives but that didn’t stop the hate crimes that came their way even from police. An infamous night on June 27, 1969 was when police officers that belonged to a village in New York city raided a gay nightclub arresting people whom they believed were regulars, but these kinds of raids were far from unusual, because if police got a wiff
The police expected the charges to drop after dismissing charges against some of the arrested protesters, but that didn’t happen, the lawsuit is still ongoing. The people who were arrested and let go now have permanent criminal arrest records, widely affecting their future employment, education, reputations, and professional careers, all because officers felt the need to be violent and threatened by a peaceful protest. Over the past couple of years,white police officers have grown more and more violent towards black people. Police have a civic duty to protect and serve, but large amounts of power and authority are sometimes abused. Black Lives Matter is a movement that was created for that very reason.
Similar cases such as black on black violence and police on black violence that seem to be never ending spark anger and hate in the hearts of the African American race which has only turned into more crime and more violence. This violence and crime has turned tourist city into a war zone for the past decade and it paints a terrible picture for a city whose main financial income is its tourists. The black on black and police on black violence can be solved over time by a multitude of means one of them being the coming together of the African American community to protect themselves from racism, stereotypes, crime and self-inflicted
In the summer of 2011, riots broke out around the UK that caused devastation and destruction in any place the crimes took place. These riots begun when Mark Duggan was shot by police and his family and friends demanded answers in the form of protests in London; these protests then escalated into riots around the country. While some may still believe that the sole purpose of these riots was in order to get justice for Mark Duggan, many others believe that a number of other factors could have contributed towards driving hundreds of people to take part in such activities; these factors are known as the social institutions. These consist of the family, education, religion, the economy and government. The family is an institution that some think
The riots lasted for days, and the police did nothing to stop them. In fact, a police officer was quoted after a riot, “You can say that the cops had a 'hands-off ' policy during the riots. Well, we represented public opinion. Many of us were in the First World War, and we 're not going to pick on kids in the service”. There was quite a bit of controversy between how the riots started.