The city of Las Vegas has changed rapidly from becoming a beautiful city to a violent place to live in. The city has seemed a rise in homicides as well in the last few years. The strong presences of these gangs are taking innocent lives and making the community a harder place to raise a family in. Many of the gangs in Vegas account for most the drug trade, as well as the staggering homicide rate. The gang problem is not only a problem in Las Vegas, but it is all over the world.
Racial tensions in Los Angeles came into the public eye when a gang of sailors beat up a group of Mexican-Americans wearing “zoot suits” in June of 1943. This led to the mass incarceration of these individuals known as “pachucos”. This initial incident was followed by days of violence in which servicemen roamed the Los Angeles area and physically assaulted any Mexican American they found in zoot suit apparel. The following two nights, the attacks progressed and though a few sailors were arrested while others were warned not to proceed in further assaults, word of the rioting spread and more military personnel from other areas of the city joined in as well. These events were preceded by increased racial tension between Mexican-Americans and Anglo Saxons.
The New York City Police Department ("NYPD") launched an aggressive anti-gun campaign that resulted in the stopping and frisking of tens of thousands of young black and Hispanic men (Gross, 2002). Racial profiling can be isolated into two implications, hard profiling and delicate profiling. An example of hard profiling would be the time when an officer sees a dark individual and without additional to go on, pulls him over for a hunt on the likelihood that he may conveying medications or weapons. Racial profiling would a case like when the state police get a tip off that a particular nationality is trafficking drugs down a specific expressway and get a kick out of the chance to drive a specific sort of vehicle, and from this insight the trooper pulls over a man coordinating this
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.
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.
This led North America to deport all the gang members they could back to their home countries. But that might have not been the best idea. In the documentary World’s Most Dangerous Gang it shows that the deportation led to the expansion of MS-13. MS-13 just grew stronger. The article “The MARAS” explained that the deportation caused the deportees to gain the titles of gang leaders.
Causes - Rodney Glen King III was an American taxi driver, he was beaten by 4 Los Angeles Police Department officers following a high-speed car chase on march 3, 1991. A local witness, George holliday, he was taken video from his balcony, and sent the footage to local news station KTLA, that why Rodney king III became nationally known. The footage shows four officers surrounding Rodney King III, several of them striking him repeated. The footage inflaming outrage in cities where racial tensions were high, and raising public concern about police treatment of minorities. What happened - 1.
Mainstream News Coverage of Rodney King and The LA Riots Intro In 1991 Rodney King was in a high speed chase with the police and when pulled over he was brutally beaten by four white officers , the four officers were acquitted from all charges. The acquittal of the officers led to the 1992 riots in LA. Mainstream media coverage was key role in how the general public received information and how they got information presented to them shaped how people view the situation. Different news outlets portrayed different situations than others such as the riots, King being victimize or being seen as bad. Portraying of the LA Riots During the time of the LA Riots there were many different angles and perspectives of how the LA Riots were
They raided the bar under the pretense that the Stonewall was serving alcohol without a liquor license. Raids on gay bars were common in the early 1900s. According to the Stonewall Inn’s website “During a typical raid... the customers were lined up and their identification checked. Those without identification or dressed in full drag were arrested.” The raid on the Stonewall Inn happened in this fashion. The patrons that had been released formed a crowd, waiting for their friends to come out
Judges, prosecutors, public defenders and the police, while all working to ensure the safety of the public, have conflicting priorities. The police have the incentive to make countless arrests, increasing their arrest rate by aggressively pursuing minor crimes with poor evidence, fabricating stories to discredit the offender and deny the victims. Similarly, the prosecutors have the incentive to convict the defendants brought to them by the police, which is made infinitely more difficult by the influx of weak cases they receive. In the case of the Central Park Five, the moment the DNA evidence was discovered to not match the boys’, the investigation should have been stopped, or at least paused, and moved in a different direction; it is highly improbable that the boys did not leave a single track on the scene, and equally, or more, improbable that the scene did not leave a single trace on them. However, even with the lack of matching DNA evidence, the boys were still convicted of the crime; they had confessed to the crime.
This changed when it came to several confrontations starting September 24th. On September 24th a group of protestors was headed towards Union Square and was blocking several streets along the way, which led to the arrest of around 80 protestors. Although this is understandable, it was what happened while these arrests were made that caused media attention to skyrocket. During the arrests, police was indiscriminately using pepper spray in situation where the use of pepper spray was unnecessary or on already detained protestors. Most of it was caught on video and led to the increased interest of the media and the general public.
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
After interviewing Belinda Fuentes, I learned a lot about what actually occurred in Venezuela during 1992 when the coup d 'etat occurred. For instance, I learned that the attacks between Chavez 's military and the government’s military really impacted the people in Caracas. for example Belinda and her family had to close the window and cover their faces with cloth in order to protect themselves from the tear gas that was released during the war in the street. many innocent civilians we 're also running and screaming in the streets and many of them were also my family members. what surprised me the most was that many people at the time work against the coop even though the you 're unhappy with the president.
Discuss the Los Angeles riots as well as political influences due to Hispanic immigration. Almost half of the approximately two billion people Hispanic and non-Hispanic moved to California. To open up the eyes of California, the Los Angeles riots began when four Los Angeles police officers had brutally beaten Rodney King. Blacks Individuals started the riots then the Latinos finished them, they demolished stores, and violation of curfew. Also, many politics focused on getting an “Army” to guard the boarder because they say, “Enough is enough!” 6.
First of all, the United States was filled with new found racism after September 11th. People of Middle Eastern descent faced more adversities because the terrorists were also Middle Eastern.In America, some people commited “hate crimes, graffiti, and plain prejudice in the weeks and months following the attacks” (“Racial Profiling and the Battle Against Terrorism”). People of Middle Eastern descent also experienced racial profiling. Much of the racial profiling came from the government when the