1st Amendment and the College Campus Have you ever wondered why some college campus protests are shutdown even though the first amendment is in place? The first amendment does not always protect in every situation. The first amendment wasn’t enforced much until the 1960’s and 70’s, when the anti-war and gender equality protests first started. College campuses have a right to impede on the first amendment if it is restricting someone else’s rights. In many cases some protesters will block off an entrance to an event or will start to harass people walking past.
If the police are arresting protesters for trespassing are they really having peaceful protest. An example of this would be from charley haley’s report where she says that some of the protesters say that there will be mass demonstrations until the pipe line is stopped (Haley). If these are peaceful protest why are the protesters giving out threats to people. If the protesters are treating people thing they aren’t have ing a peaceful protest they are having a non-peaceful protest. Another example is when Mark Tauscheck says that the construction workers have a restraining order of twenty five feet on the protesters.
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.
When free will came into play, Eve gave Adam the fruit, and things went wrong. We live in a dystopia, things have gone wrong, a lot of things. Today, on Facebook, I saw a video of an African American man talking about the Black Lives Matter “movement.” This man said that he would not stand up for the movement until they acknowledged the black on black violence that happens on a daily basis across the country. This man said that he would not stand with the protestors until someone could answer the question of why a little girl sitting on her dad’s lap was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting. A cop was not responsible for that shooting.
(McNamara, J. D., 2004, p.1). Excessive shooting is a sign that maybe that officer should not be handling a firearm. If an officer shoots once taking down the suspect, he should not shoot more and more just to be sure. He should stop shooting, call it in, and give a detailed account of the situation. Some officers do not do that.
It all started in March 1991 when Rodney King was spotted speeding while drunk and led police on a high-speed pursuit. When King came to a halt, a witness caught on tape, four police officers beating King and submitted it to the authorities. The four police officers were found innocent and this verdict led to a riot by outraged African-Americans on 29 April 1992. Although the riots appear to be sudden and unplanned to many, the Los Angeles riots can be said to be a planned mishap waiting to happen as a result of several social conditions like poverty, racism and police brutality that caused dissatisfaction amongst the people, and the incident involving Rodney King was the breaking point. As Smyth (2006) suggests, “the Los Angeles Riots were not borne overnight.” As a result of the riots, Los Angeles suffered damages of around $1 billion and 53 people were killed, thousands were injured and 5,000 were arrested.
Print. In the novel “Dear Martin”, a story about teenage African American named Justyce McAllister and has is perseverance through racial profiling on many levels, especially by the ones who are supposed to protect. Justyce and his other black friend Manny was driving and had the music too loud and a white cop who wasn’t on duty at the time, cursed and used racial slurs against the two boys and ended up shooting both of them. Manny was killed and Justyce was in the hospital for a few days. Also Justyce went to a primarily white school where the students didn’t understand the side of what it like to be discriminated against, in theory they are in the majority.
The Los Angeles riots will not be forgotten in the history of the United States of America. The riots started after the verdict of the Rodney King Case when the police officers who brutally beat up a black man, Rodney King, were acquitted. The Los Angeles riots yield 53 deaths, over 2000 injuries, and over 11,000 arrests. In Anna Deveare Smith’s Twilight, she collects monologues from a diverse group of people regarding the riots in Los Angeles. The two monologues that will be compared are Elvira Evers’ “To Look Like Girls from Little,” performed by Isabella DeRosa, and Twilight Bey’s “Limbo/Twilight #2,” performed by Jared Shapiro.
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
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.
Social justice warriors even smashed windows and stole from a local Radio Shack while fighting for their cause; trash cans were set on fire in the process as well. "I am very unhappy with the violence. What people in Berkeley are generally in favor of the issues involved and they are very sympathetic with the people in Ferguson and people in New York. But what has happened is that peaceful rallies have all turned into violent confrontations," stated Tom Bates, the Mayor of Berkeley, in an interview. This shows how not all protests are executed as peacefully as the general public
For example, the police have shown a blatant disregard to public safety. This was shown in full force when a police officer sprayed a dozen students in the face with pepper spray on the University of California, Davis campus. This is also seen with the countless shootings of civilians by the police. As Black Flag states in their song, “Police Story,” they say, “This fucking city is run by pigs. They take the rights away from all the kids.” Black Flag says this because they feel that the rights of the average citizen are being taken away in favor of the police.
Basically this piece of article talked about how there were riot in Los Angeles because of the beating of felon Rodney King whom was chased by four police men and nearly beaten to death. While beaten by four police men by their batons and being kicked someone filmed the whole thing and the news quickly played the video for the country and all African Americans start to block roads and streets. After that they hold the trial with only twelve people in the court and no blacks are allowed in the court and the four police men get minor charges and all the African Americans start rioting again. At the time there was a lot of racist individuals and when four police men were filmed beating Rodney King all hell broke loose. This was months before the