Some Attica prisoners began to identify themselves as political prisoners rather than convicted criminals. These events were the perfect concoction to create a four-day mass riot. The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center’s “Attica NOW!” collection contains interviews of Attica inmates who recount daily mistreatment from guards and rules that were abused by guards to punish inmates.
N.W.A. provided a voice for all of the people who could not be heard during the tumultuous times of the Los Angeles Riots. The members of the group were able to express all of the complex emotions felt during these times through their music. While the Los Angeles Riots rocked California in the early 90s, police brutality has yet again caused civil unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri. Much like the Los Angeles Riots, which began after Rodney King was beaten by police, the riots in Ferguson largely began after Michael Brown was shot
At 2:00 a.m 800 state officers, and 8,000 National Guardsmen were ordered into Detroit. They were later accompanied by 4,700 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division (blackpast). With the arrival of this many troops, and police officers, the violence and sniper fire ended on Thursday, July 27th. The mayor lifted the curfew on August
The three main reasons are gangs, accessibility of weapons, and irresponsibility of parents. Gangs have been around Miami for a long time. Dr. Craig D. Uchida wrote a research paper that stated that there are currently over 70 gangs remaining active in Miami Dade County. Having this many gangs existing causes for many areas to be controlled by them. Gangs influence many people to work for them.
The death of Michael Brown, a young African-American, happened just over a year ago. The community of Ferguson, Missouri came together to peacefully protest in honor of Michael, and fulfill the Black Lives Matter movement; although once things began to escalate, the police presence became stronger. Police forces are often expressed as being separate from military or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against attackers. However, with the Ferguson protests and riots the police chose to use many tactics in order to diminish the protests and riots. After the African-American teen Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a police officer, the hashtag and movement, #BlackLivesMatter, was created.
"Bloody Sunday,” occurred when a guy name John Lewis and a lady named Hosea Williams attempted to lead more than 500 civil rights marchers east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80. They made it only to the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks away from where they started, where they met state and local policemen. The police men attacked the blacks with Billy clubs and tear gas. Bloody Sunday took place due to the fact that one protester by the name of Jimmy Lee Jackson was shot down by an Alabama state trooper on February 26, 1965. Bloody Sunday displayed a huge impact in the civil rights movement.
Children experience violence, through witnessing gang violence at school, violence at home, and public lynching. In a United Nations Refugee Agency study of four hundred unaccompanied minors, forty-eight percent experienced violence by crime-organized groups, twenty-two percent experienced abuse at home, and thirty nine percent were recruited into human smuggling. Violence, specifically gang violence, homicides, and sexual abuse, has increased within the past decade, and the homicide rate doubled between 2000 and 2006. As a result, it can be less dangerous to migrate to the United States than to stay in Guatemala. In an interview on National Public Radio, Jose Alberto Lima Barrera, a child migrant, says “it’s scarier here than making the dangerous trek through Mexico”.
African Americans were treated poorly during the reign of the Jim Crow laws. During this time, race riots were common in cities all over the nation. From direct-action protests and boycotts to armed self-defense, from court cases to popular culture, freedom was in the air in ways that challenged white authority and even contested established black ways of life in moments of crisis ( Baldwin 1).. One race riot occurred in 1865 in Memphis, Tennessee. Mobs of whites and policemen killed forty-six African Americans.
Blue is written around a general timeline that begins in April of 1992 with Los Angeles Riots, sparked by the acquittal of four white officers in the Rodney King beating, and ends in 2010 with the death of former chief Gates and the early days of the administration of present/day chief Charlie Beck. Within this timeline are the activities and influences on events by many people, most particularly former chiefs Willie Williams, Bernard Parks and Bill Bratton; mayors Tom Bradley, Richard Riordan and Antonio Villariagosa; activist Connie Rice; former gang members; and Rampart Scandal scoundrel Ray Perez. Outside of the listed timelines, the focus runs from Chief Parker in 1950 to Ferguson in 2014. Domanick does a good job in covering the
McDuffie Riots The Biggest Riot In Dade County History After Arthur McDuffie was beaten to death by white Miami Dade County police officers, a series of riots broke out in Dade county, causing expensive damage and creating more racial tension. This riot placed 4th in America 's biggest riots, and had property damage of $181,000,000 . Miami 's Liberty City was filled with smoldering flames while people looted businesses. 18 people died, and more than $100,000,000 worth of property was destroyed.
Today the same things still goes on in LA. Los Angeles is considered the “gang capital” of the nation. There are over 450 active gangs in LA. “During the last three years, there were over 16,398 verified violent gang crimes in the City of Los Angeles. These include 491 homicides, nearly 7,047 felony assaults, approximately 5,518 robberies and just under 98 rapes” clames the Los Angeles police Department.
One article online states that gun related violence accounts for about 30,000 to 40,000 deaths every year in America. More than half of these deaths occur due to self infliction (Keidan 48). This makes it obvious that there should be a certain amount of gun laws in place to stop people from hurting each other. However, people commonly have to use guns for self defense. One such example of this happened when four masked men went into a smoke shop.
Incidents concerning racism are now receiving a lot of media attention. Twenty-five years ago, a group of police officers beating on a black person would not have gotten as much media attention as the Rodney King incident. Rodney King was an African-American who was pulled over and beaten by four Los Angeles police officers for reckless driving while under the influence of an illegal substance. That unfortunate event was pivotal in the sense that the whole world gained consciousness on what was really going on as far as racial tension was concerned. There have been many other publicized incidents in the news after the Rodney King incident.
Like the North, the Confederacy borrowed an immense amount of money in order to be able to pay for the war. However, since Congress was planter-dominate, they would not impose heavy taxes that planters would have to pay for. Instead, they printed an immense number of paper money. Congress allowed military officers to hijack goods and pay citizens with that money; many southerners extremely disliked these attacks and in some cities, food riots were started. Nearly 100,000 men had abandoned the Confederate army by the end of the war.