For this reason, the community which Freddie Gray came from had rebelled against society and rioted. This rebellion is not only seen in the city of Baltimore, but also in Los Angeles and Ferguson, Missouri. After the death of Freddie Gray and Michael Brown, and beating of Rodney King, the people from the oppressed communities had nothing to lose when they had rioted and rebelled since they were not given the equal
On the morning of the second day the prisoners began to rebel against the guards by ripping off their ID numbers and barring the doors while taunting the guards. This event was the first step down the slippery slope that would follow. The guards took matters into their own hands and drove the prisoners out of their cells. The guards began to take on cruel and sadistic behaviors by humiliating the prisoners with menial tasks such as cleaning their latrines with their bare hands. After the sixth day the experiment was terminated because it was immoral to the prisoner group, of which lost three members due to mental breakdowns.
The other element being that the defendants have stated that they illegally left confinement was to escape from the violent beatings of the prison guards and the other inmates. Also, August, Bailey, Cogdell, Cooley, and Walker repeatedly told the court that there were terrible
Accused of ignoring their employees’ safety, Triangle owners Blanck and Harris were charged with manslaughter. During the three week trial angry citizens screamed, “Murderers! Murderers! Make them suffer for killing our children!” Lawyers argued that Blanck and Harris kept all of the Triangle doors locked during the workday, therefore causing many of the deaths. Weighing the evidence, however, the
The Rodney King Riot happened in Los Angeles in the year of 1992. Rodney King was an African American male who was arrested on charges because of speeding, drunk driving, and refusing to stop his vehicle. Four police officers who have claimed to have witnessed King’s actions such as being high on drugs and was trying to attack them explains why they did what they did. A resident nearby by the name of George Holliday captured about 12 minutes of the attack on film. King was tasered, brutally beaten with side-handled batons, then forced to the ground to lie still which was where he was handcuffed.
The arousal theory also had a huge impact on Miklo. For instance, when he was taking over for Montana and he heard that one of the “BGA” members killed him, he went insane. His aggression towards the “BGA” group was intolerable because “La Onda” killed basically all of the members who were also in the prison with him. On the other hand, Cruz was really affected because he lost his brother to a drug overdose. Cruz blamed himself for his brothers loss and began drinking and doing more
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.
If the American people were fed up with the injustices they believe they face as a whole, and if they believed that the justice system had failed to protect our rights, they would absolutely try to purge the judicial system. There would be riots, and “an eye for an eye” atmosphere would arise. Throughout American history there have been numerous cases in which the people decided to take matters into their own hands because they were unsatisfied with the way the government dealt with a situation. In the state of Missouri, the case of the death of Michael Brown, it was allegedly stated that the 18 year old attacked a police officer, and consequently, the officer shot the young man several times in self-defense. The New York Times states that the
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.
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
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 5 police officers were murdered in Dallas, a nearby 7/11 was looted. As police responded, they were confronted by a large group of protesters who were said to have been “taunting” the police officers. These disgusting actions shouldn’t be representative the BLM movement,
While Carl Lee was at home after he killed two men who raped his daughter, the sheriff came and took him to the prison for the murder of these two men. The city became divided between those who think that he should be killed because he is a murderer that belongs to the black people, and the others believe that Carl Lee should not be imprisoned on what he did because they deserved it. They have raped a little black girl which have become a case of racism murder. This issue of racism had led to an increase in racism between the black and white people who are presented by the (KKK). Actually they have caused this racism as well.
In the year 2015 alone 776 African Americans were killed by police officers of this 776, 161 were unarmed and shot by police officers with malicious intents. As far back as the 1800’s black people have been oppressed and brutalized for being seen as the inferior race. Many white people at the time disliked black people and for that reason lots of conflicts and tension was brought about. This also brought a lot of cases involving police brutality and racism from whites towards blacks. Both racism and police brutality can be seen in the movie “Do the Right Thing” directed by spike lee.
The protest spread across Memphis and resulted in police brutalities. King traveled down to Memphis to lead demonstrations. After it was over on April 3, King spoke to a rally that he had received threats to his life and encouraged to continue the fight despite what happens to him (Encyclopedia). On April 4, 1968, King was shot while on the balcony of a motel in Memphis. James Earl Ray was an escaped convict who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in prison for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. King was one of the most important African American leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.