However, autopsies showed that these charges were false and that police had shot all 10 hostages to death during the hailstorm of gunfire. This attempted cover-up increased the public attack of the raid and prompted a Congressional investigation, but state officials ordered for the D yard to be cleaned up (bulldozed) before they could get cleared to investigate. The Attica riot was the worst prison riot in U.S. history. A total of 43 people were killed, including the 39 killed in the raid as well as 4 others killed by prisoners early in the riot. In the week after the riot, police engaged in brutal punishments against the prisoners, forcing them to run a gantlet of nightsticks and crawl naked across broken glass, among other tortures.
Throughout the last 10 years, the Mexican Government has declared war on all of Mexico’s drug cartels and is using every option to win the fight. One of these options includes the dangerous Mexican military, which has caused many more problems than they have solved during this drug war. The Mexican Government’s use of military force to stop the drug cartels is not appropriate as the death toll mounts, the military is abusing the citizens’ human rights, and the cartels rage against the military, which causes more violence in the streets. The Mexican military is increasing the death ratio much higher than previous years. This is clearly seen when usually the average injured to killed ratio is 1:4 because of the two armed groups fighting each
Zoot Suit Riots were a series of conflicts that occurred between the police workers and Mexican immigrants youths who wore garments called zoot suits. The zoot suits consisted of a drape jackets, a hat and trousers that were loose but, tight around the ankles. During this period there was a lot of discrimination towards the Mexican immigrants in the United States. The Zoot Suit Riots had first started when a zoot suiter was involved in a party fight and one of the party goers was brutally murdered, José Díaz. This only fueled the public 's outcrys against the zoot suits.
These growing tensions and an increase in violence between the Nationalist Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the Protestant Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) led to the beginning of The Troubles: a period of civil unrest and killings that lasted for over twenty years. This conflict was increased by the introduction of the British army in Northern Ireland. The introduction of internment without trial in August 1971 further increased tensions amongst Catholic and Protestant communities. Of the 342 men interned on the suspicion of violent acts, none were Protestants. While the Irish Republican Army believed in the use of violence in order to achieve equal rights for the Catholic community in Northern Ireland, The Civil Rights Movement, led by The Northern Ireland
Lumet not only shows the theme of hopelessness in the struggle for civil rights, but also in the people’s and Sonny’s view of attitude to the police officers. In the beginning, the first time that Sonny goes out side he starts screaming “Attica! Attica!” (Lumet 0 : : ). The people started screaming with Sonny and agreeing with Sonny. Attica was a prison riot that happened in 1971 where police killed 43 trying to stop the riot.
Protest have had a huge impact in shaping the world we live in today and continue to have a lasting impact. By definition, a protest is a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something. People protest every day; from a child protesting his chores from his or her parents, to a much greater scale of teachers across the nation protesting the government and their wages. However, large group protest have been around for many years, such as the Student Strike of 1970 resulting in millions of college students protesting the government across the entire United States. In today's society, large group protest are more prominent in our culture than they have ever been before, but for the purpose of this essay I will focus on
In January of 1990, the league of communists split ethnic lines, and the province of Kosovo had a riot which killed several dozen people, so the Yugoslav national army, which was heavily Serbian, had to be called in to take control. This scared most of the people in Yugoslavia, because the did not want the national army to become part of the Serbian tools. In 1991, tensions continued to rise because some countries did secede from Yugoslavia, but some were not allowed to, which caused anger and small conflicts. By 1992, the small conflicts had turned in to full on violence. The Serbians were resisting the Croatian and Slovene independence movements.
King believed to defend breaking laws when those laws are unjust. He expressed this in the many marches that took place. There were eight peaceful marches that was led but the most scarring was "Bloody Sunday". 600 protesters were on the US Highway 80 were brutally beat and some killed by the police force. This was a big outrage in the movement across the country that devastated millions.
This reduction still did not completely settle all of the protests and anger among the citizens. In conclusion, the March of the Paxton Boys, Regultor Movement, Shay’s Rebellion, and the Whiskey Rebellion had different causes and events that lead up to the start of each one. Violent protests errupted from these events and cause grievances to be expressed by these eighteenth century settlers. Poltical, economical, and social issues were the main causes of the retaliation among the settlers. Therefore, what came of these rebellions were economic grief and issues among the settlers and their
Just before the multi-party negotiations could resume in April 1993, violence once again took place that greatly affected the negotiations and the CODESA talks. On the 10th of April 1993, Chris Hani, an important leader of the ANC and the South African Communist Party (SACP), was murdered outside of his home. The gun that was used to assassinate Chris Hani was provided by a member of the conservative party. This had greatly added to the racial tensions in the country and this made black South African’s and ANC members even more critical of the white government and this impacted the negotiations greatly. Nelson Mandela had to give a speech on Chris Hani’s to keep the peace as many people feared a civil war after the death of Chris Hani (source 2) as he persuaded the militant ANC youth to be accepting of the negotiations so after his death the ANC youth were more critical of the negotiations and this led to more township violence which in turn, affected the negotiations and the CODESA talks even more.
As a result all of Kent State’s communications broke down.The shootings caused massive protests, both violent and nonviolent. The protests caused 450 other campuses around the nation to close down. One specific group of protesters at New York University hung a banner outside of a school window that said “They Can’t Kill Us All”. On May 8th at the University of Mexico, eleven people were bayoneted after trying to confront protesters at the school. The entire nation was enraged and the protests became frequent throughout campuses in the
what they thought was the solution was to start breaking things and protesting in violence like a child would. The riot nearly had three dozen juveniles arrested and more than 200 adults were taken into custody after people set fires to cars and businesses, with lots of looted stores. Nearly 150 cars were burned with a cost of nine million dollars total to the city of Baltimore. This has not been the only tragedy that was created by race. The 2015 Ferguson riots are another example.
“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. To summarize a lot of things that happens in books still goes on
Because police brutality has increased to such extremes, misconduct has had many impacts on society and the law. Currently, there is great mistrust between citizens and police departments. Just as the King attacking caused riots in the L.A community, the recent brutality reports have caused major issues in cities nationwide. Some of these reports include the 1999, Amadou Diallo case when he came home from work and was shot at 41 times by the police and died. There was also the Eric Garner quandary in 2014 who was choked to death by police.Also, there was the John Crawford accident in 2014 who was on the phone with his mother of his kids when he was shot and killed by police for being suspected as a dangerous shooter.
The article begins with letting us about torched police cars and dozens of arrested people, then quickly moves on to tell about how at least 100 RCMP “moved in to arrest demonstrators and remove a blockade” (Winter para.2). Protesters were arrested on a multitude of different offenses. According to the RCMP, “At least one shot was fired at Mounties;” according to protesters, “police fired rubber bullets and used pepper spray,” (Winter para.6) though there were no reported injuries. The RCMP claimed to be working with all sides in order to find a peaceful resolution, but Native leaders argued that them arriving with drawn guns provoked the confrontation to begin with. The RCMP were surrounding the people and the people were surrounding the RCMP.