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.
He never answers your question. You suddenly feel anxious, sweaty, and nervous because you just saw on the News that a man named Freddie Gray was shot and killed by police because his van was broke down on the side of the freeway. You ask the question officer did I do something wrong? And the officer says put your hands up. Your hands are up and your being compliant and the officer starts yelling and the next thing you hear is gunfire.Your family gets a call that you were killed
And we were challenging them not only on racial grounds but we were challenging them on the existence of a whole group of people who are the underclass of this country, white and black, who are not represented” (Americanswhotellthetruth). While on a highway, Moses was ambushed by a machine gun that hit his car and injured his partner which was also a SNCC worker, Moses also survived a violent attack by a police dog outside the City Hall in Greenwood. In an interview for Emerge Magazine, Moses
History March 3, 1991, Rodney King is beat over 50 times by members of the Los Angeles Police Department. In retaliation, riots broke out across Los Angeles. Cars and stores were looted and torched during these violent riots. This was a terrible time to be living in the areas involved with the riots, especially for families and children. Undoubtedly, the riots left scars on all the people involved.
A vigil was held for him on Wednesday night outside Pack Memorial Library in Charlotte. "We are heartbroken and angered by the unceasing extrajudicial killings of black people around the country and right here in North Carolina," the organizers of the vigil wrote. Candles, signs, and books were brought to the vigil, to recognize the life and death of Scott, father of seven. The shooting led to demonstrations and riots in the city. Some of the protests were peaceful, but others rapidly turned into violent riots, looting, and vandalism.
It had been reported that an 18 year old African American had been shot dead by a police officer under reasonable suspicion. So where in the line drawn when it comes to a police officer because the 18 year old had been unarmed but had been in a wrestle with the officer before he had been shot. This give great incite on how far and officer should be able to go. The Gazette (Montreal), March 16, 2007 Friday, NEWS; Pg. A6, 476 words, MAX HARROLD, The Gazette This article talks about how 400 people had stormed through the streets in Montreal.
The numbers in the police are falling short in order to successfully create peace within the country. As a result, many police officers feel they have to abuse their power and go to extremes to stop criminals. One of the biggest problems with police brutality is the disgusting racist police culture and how they treat minorities such as blacks and Hispanics. On the third of March, 1991, a black man named Rodney King was involved in a high-speed car chase with officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. The officers were successful with pulling King over.
In the story an African American boy was falsely accused of a crime, which resulted in him beaten to the brink of death by a police officer. The book exposes all view points of this issue, the victim and his family’s standpoint, the officer’s situation and also a white kid’s perspective. (All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kelly, 2015)
Throughout the trial, many key pieces of incriminating evidence were blatantly lied about or just ignored. When the officers were cross examined, they boldly lied and said that they didn’t hurt king too much: “Those batons are heavy… not that much damage was done,” (New York Daily News, 1). Contrary to what the officer said, baton weight shouldn’t matter when it's been documented that the officers struck King over fifty times in a row: “In 81 seconds of video footage captured on a bystander's camcorder, police were seen kicking and clubbing King 56 times,” (Matiash, Rothman 1). This quote from two Time magazine authors disproves the flawed statement from the officer while he was in trial. The Time authors were citing the official investigative report of King’s injuries, and were even taking notes from the 81 second video a bystander took.
The investigation of Rhonda Morrison was ongoing and the public had began to lose confidence in the local law enforcement and were starting to question the effectiveness of the law. Under pressure from the public, the local authorities picked Walter to take the blame due to his past affiliation with a white woman. According to witness and family testimonies, Walter was nowhere near the scene of the crime on the day of the murder, yet he was still arrested and charged for murder, “The lawyers made their arguments, the jury retired, and less than three hours later they filed back into the courtroom. Stone-faced, one by one, they pronounced Walter Mcmillan guilty”(Stevenson 66). McMillan presented six alibi witnesses who testified that they had been with him at a family fish fry the entire day.