In the book Riot and the Remembrance, it talks of how terrible and awful things were back then during the riot itself. The book was so interesting that I took time out to research it even more in other books. There are so many stories other than the one in the book that can be told about the Riot. As some of us may know, the Tulsa in the 1920s was a hectic area with a very short fuse. Originally part of the sprawling Indian Territory, Tulsa had for years been beyond the reach of state or federal law, and after the discovery of oil nearby at the turn of the century, the town became a notorious haven for criminals.
1960s Diary Entries Deah Martin HIS/135 Paul Toro 1960s Diary Entries Journal Entry: Store Owner and Witness to the Watts Riots in L.A. The riot outside has made me fearful for the past three days. The rioters seem to be getting more violent. I am afraid that they may get into my store and take everything that I have worked so hard for. Other businesses are getting looted as well as damaged.
The Riots in England 2011 The England riots broke out in the summer of 2011. Riots started in Tottenham after the controversial murder of 29 year old Mark Duggan whom the police claimed to have opened fire on them first, before they retaliated, resulting in the Londoner’s death. There are those who are firm believers that the government itself caused the riots. They believe that between the current government and the previous regime, there have been persistent dismal decisions that have impacted heavily on the proletarian underbelly of society in a negative manner, such as the budget cuts that led to mass protests in London. Many believe that the budget cuts had the biggest impact on proletarian families due to the fact that they would suffer as they had not the money to pay substantial amounts for things that, due to the cuts, increased in price.
The turning point of the war however was the 1968 Tet Offensive that turned many Americans against the war. It exploited how gruesome the war was and all the casualties. More than 80% of American’s did not support the Vietnam War. It was the first war that was visually shown and representation of it was publicly accessibly to the citizens of the US. Americans not supporting their country lead to a draft.
First, according to Domanick (2004), supporters of the Three Strikes law “angrily dismissed or could not comprehend the complex link between crime and childhood abuse and economic, social, and cultural poverty” (p. 84). Further to this, street crime has been commonly associated with people of color or the poor; in fact a strong stereotype exists in the United States whereby people of color are seen as aggressive and having a greater capacity for violence (Kieso, 2005, p. 23). These factors, along with the failure to recognize that many of the offenders who were being convicted of second and third strikes were likely black or Latino and who had grown up impoverished and abused, set the stage for Reynolds and company to completely ignore the fact they were oppressing and discriminating against people of color as they established the Three Strikes
In the wake of the 1992 policemen charged with beating Rodney King and the social uprising that escalated into riots once the verdict was announced, shocking revelations about the use of a code word, N.H.I., emerged. A report on the LA Police Department’s practices detailed that “public officials of the judicial system of Los Angeles routinely used the acronym N.H.I. to refer to any case involving a breach of the rights of young, jobless, black males living in the inner city ghetto. N.H.I. means ‘no humans involved’.
For years, Los Angeles, California has been the home of social mayhem. From gang rivalry and racial injustice to job discrimination and police brutality, L.A. has earned one of the most menacing reputations on the West Coast. As a result of racial injustices, poor education, and high unemployment rates, riots are not strangers of L.A. Two of the most well known riots of L.A. are the Watts Riot and the Rodney King Uprising. Both riots were immediate reactions to police brutality. Now, when I hear the word “riot”, I think of a duration of about two days, three at the most.
composed this letter in 1963 during one of the most turbulent decades of the 20th century. There was large scale social upheaval in America because of the civil rights movement as well as nationwide protest expressing opposition to the ongoing Vietnam War. There was a growing youth movement caused by the post World War II baby boom, and throughout the nation the atmosphere in the black community was charged because there seemed to be no answer as to how long an American born race would have to suffer the injustices of blatant discrimination. Martin Luther King was thrust into leadership of the civil rights movement as a result of being chosen by community leaders to head the Montgomery bus boycott. In the spring of 1963; King was invited by a fellow civil rights leader to lead a protest in Birmingham, Alabama.
This event is related to more racial issues. There were factors that caused this protest. African Americans used different bathrooms, drinking fountains and different schools than white people. The sparking event was Rosa Park's arrest which caused to boycott of the buses. Rosa Parks refused to sit in the backside.
To help alleviate police brutality, review boards started to appear in the 1960's (Albrecht, Halleck, Lardner, & Milton, 1977). They were formed due to the large number of police brutality cases bring broadcasted on the news because of anti-war demonstrations. Many cities around the country set up these review boards to provide a forum for citizen complaints. Local police unions almost always opposed these boards. Many of these boards lacked any real authority and soon went out of existence.