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.
Over the course of the next couple days, the organized demonstrations gave way to campus wide chaos. Until, Mayor Leroy Satrom made a request to Governor James Rhodes for National Guard troops to quell the protesters. Subsequently, the crowd remained determined and began to confront the guardsmen, leading the situation to spiral out of control. In response, the guardsmen began firing shots at the crowd, shortly after noon on Monday, May 4, killing four and wounding nine (Kent state
This angered many because participants or supporters of the riots believed a completely different story. The supporters told the media that the riots were the only thing that drew national attention to their needs. People that analyzed the riots also pointed their finger to the “high unemployment, failed education, general racism, alienation in the culture, poor police relations and preparations, and decades of deterioration in the south central neighborhoods of California as the cause of this violence”
It all started one evening in 1991, through the streets of Los Angeles County. Rodney King led police on a chase for going over the speed limit. Once he was pulled over, he surrendered uncooperatively, due to being intoxicated. His actions would initiate, what would ultimately be the start of the impending
Some call it a movement, some call it a cult, who cares. Racial tensions are at an all-time high, and for absolutely zero actual reason. Police officers are being targeted for the actions of a few corrupt men and women that should have been trained to handle a high-pressure situation better. The Washington Post reported that back in 2015 cops actually shot twice as many white people as they did black people. That’s all this movement is.
However, this brought about outrage in the white community, and led to even more acts of violence against blacks, assassinations of Black leaders, and economic inequality. (Sheppard)(Hohle) The rise of the Black Panther Party, a Black militant political group, introduced an entirely new paradigm to the strained relations between black Americans and police officers. They began spreading violent rhetoric and attacking the police back. There would be a long, violent fight for equality between the Black community, white militants, and the police. (Delli Carpini) The Civil Rights movement forever changed the dynamic of American people, but with this movement came the need for a new way to systematically oppress Black people and still maintain the façade of freedom and equality.
Then I heard the yelling of an angry crowd, students, reporters and even some of the general public were there. They were sneering slurs at me and throwing bricks at me, after that I was overly aware of my dark skin contrasting against everyone else’s. I don’t belong here; the mob has made that very clear to me. The guards walked me up to
THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO ASSEMBLE AND PETITION AND THEIR LIMITS It all started with several hundred protesters calling themselves the “Occupy Wall Street” (OWS) movement. They occupied an area in the financial district of Manhattan but they had neither leadership structure, nor a solid list of complaints, besides the social injustice issue, economic inequality and the dominance of the government. But something captured the nation’s attention – their slogan: We are the 99 percent. Soon, the OWS movement became popular among people in other cities. This was something serious so the police forces started to try and force protesters to break up their camps.
Another article by Jon Pareles titled: “Have Rap Concerts Become Inextricable Linked to Violence?” examines the relationship between Hip-Hop and Rap with violence. He begins with describing what entering a rap concert would be like; a long line on policemen, a metal detector, then being frisked and more police and security guards lining the halls. He also explains how violence and the music has lead to hightened racial tensions among the African American communities. However, those views have been seen as racist. The violence appears to take place in diifernt ways such as, fighting, vandalizing property, and disturbances that occur when people are getting in.
Luther was one of the many supporter of President Lyndon Johnson, however, "he became increasingly concerned about U.S. involvement in Vietnam and, as his concerns became more public, his relationship with the Johnson administration deteriorated" (“Martin Luther King, Jr., Speaks out against the War”). In his speech, Luther discussed how both whites and blacks were fighting together for our nations, yet if they were here, they would not even be close to each other: " So we watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would hardly live on the same block in Chicago. I could not be silent in the face of such cruel manipulation of the poor" ("Beyond Vietnam"). From this speech, we can all learn about the issues that occurred within the United