A lot of attention and controversy surrounded this trial just because of how it hit America. The trial involved lingering racial tensions in America which seperated many Americans. The trial ultimately led to the riots of L.A. and the total destruction of the city. The riots lasted for days and resulted in thousands of dollars and even lives lost. These riots were so big that the United States National guard had to be called in order to calm down the people of Los Angeles.
When a black man named Tom Robinson is accused by Bob Ewell of beating and raping his daughter Mayella, Scout and Jem’s dad Atticus, who is a lawyer, defends him. Because of this, the kids deal with a lot of hate from the townsfolk but pull through it. In Tom’s trial, we meet Mayella and Bob Ewell. Bob was the one who beat his daughter Mayella, not Tom. Tom is accused anyway, however, because of his race.
The Impact of the Detroit Race Riot on Society Just imagine you are in the streets of Detroit in 1967. There are fires blazing all around you, people are being shot ruthlessly and police are using heavy force to stop the rioters. That is how the people of Detroit felt during one of the most deadly events in Detroit history. Some people even thought it was the start of a second revolution, This is a quote from Jeffrey Eugenides. “ In Detroit, in July of 1967,what happened was no less than a guerrilla uprising.
These individuals retaliate with spite in their hearts and only want to achieve chaos as their primary goal. Yet, this mentality of violent protesting undermines the solidary among communities and negatively impacts the righteous cause. Violent protesting demonstrates the implementation of a short-term strategy to show the accumulation of anger and frustration among communities. The 1992 Los Angeles Riots demonstrated a prime example of the release of the accumulative of anger and frustration among the African American community. According to Bert Useem, a professor of sociology at Purdue University, the acquittal of four police offers from the assault case of Rodney King triggered the response of the Los Angeles Riots (Useem, 1997, p.357).
Harassment at the hands of police, Los Angeles riots and the beating of Rodney King by law enforcers pushed the N. W. A. to make music. Music was the only escape from police brutality, crack dealing, 'Reaganomics ' and gangbanging. They were pushed to make music from their experiences in their neighborhood. Dre and Eazy-E, members of N.W.A., were once harassed by police for shooting paintball guns. Ice Cube, another member of N.W.A, explains how there was mistrust between police officers and people in his neighborhood.
Terminiello was arrested by the police because of the breach of peace. Terminiello was convicted for his major role in the riots. The Terminiello v Chicago case was a five to four decision that lead to an appeal. Terminiello v Chicago can be applied to Jones because political protest is being used. Political protest is type of activity that deals with demonstrations, strikes, and even violence.
Lynch mobs led by racist towns members gather at the jail with the motive to kill Robinson, although the mob ends up breaking up due to Scout’s comments. The towns racism then skews the verdict of the trial and Robinson is found guilty of the crime. Later, Robinson is killed when he tries to escape from jail. Jem and Scout are also attacked by Bob Ewell, a prominent racist, because of their father’s attempt at defending
1992, a difficult year for citticens living in Los Angeles, California because of the riots, civil disturbances and lootings caused in the streets from April 29th to May 4th called The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, also known as the Rodney King Riots. These riots were caused because Police Officers of L.A arrested and physically miss-treated Rodney King, wich made the people of the L.os Angeles areas to start rioting, as the Los Angeles Police Department could not stop these events, they had to call in the Army and the Marines to stop these riots, of course there was a lot of people that got hurt, as well as a lot of property damage, and a lot of people were traumatized or left with no one, either because they were sent to jail, or killed. The story “Freedom Writers” takes place two years after the Rodney King Riots, on a place called Long Beach California, it tells the struggles of the young teacher named Erin
Almost immediately, the rides were met with opposition as they began their journey into the southern states, with the first attacks on riders coming in Rock Hill, California. The riders however, undaunted by the growing opposition facing them, continued on to Alabama, where on May 14th they experienced more extreme hostilities. Riders in Anniston stopped to change their tyres, which were slashed at the city’s bus station, when their bus was firebombed and burnt before the riders were brutally beaten by a mob of almost 200 people . The riders in Birmingham also received brutal treatment from an angry mob, armed with metal pipes, however Police Chief Bull Connor stated that, although he knew the Freedom Riders were arriving and violence awaited them, he posted no police
The 1960’s and before was a miserable time for the LGBT+ community, with simply expressing love being illegal. Police stormed into gay clubs to arrest said “criminals,” which is exactly what happened on June 28, 1969. The community was already fed up with the past - this just fueled the fire. Danny Garvin, a Stonewall rioter, said, “Something snapped. It’s like, this is not right.” Indeed this was how all protestors, gay straight or otherwise, felt in this moment.
During N.W.A.’s reign, civil unrest was rising as instances of police brutality against African Americans rose. N.W.A. provided a voice for all of the people who could not be heard during the tumultuous times of the Los Angeles Riots. The members of the group were able to express all of the complex emotions felt during these times through their music. While the Los Angeles Riots rocked California in the early 90s, police brutality has yet again caused civil unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri.
The Zoot Suit Riots Racial beatings against Mexican-Americans by the U.S. service men and citizens. You are probably wondering what Zoot Suit Riots are. That is what I am here for. I will inform you on what the Zoot Suit Riots were. How the riots started and also why the Mexican-Americans were targeted.
Under the Declaration Independence, it says that everyone has the right to life. In America that does not apply to black people. In the early 1920s, there was a large race riot in Tulsa around 300 innocent black people were killed. It started when black shoe shiner Dick Rowland was arrested after being accused of assaulting a white woman in elevator published by a paper eager to win the local circulation war with the title “To Lynch Negro Tonight”. Whites gathered outside the courthouse of where Rowland was being held to lynch him, blacks came from Greenwood to protect Rowland.
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
This outraged the community causing a crowd of about angry demonstrators to to march around City Hall, bang on the windows, and even start car fires. They were shouting about having Mayor Dianne Feinstein fired from her job and shouting in remembrance of Harvey Milk. Multiple people were injured during this riot. After the verdict, people such as District Attorney Joseph Freitas Jr. were apologizing for the jury’s decisions. The jury could not be sure whether Whites mental state influenced his actions or if he just decided to shoot them on his own.