In Nepal when a Maoist supporter is found the standard scenario is the Nepali police barging into homes arresting the supporter so they can beat him/her severely for a few days and then let there family know that they were shot dead in an “encounter” with the police. In the case of fifteen year old Subhadra Sapkota, a dancer from Naubise was performing in Kathmandu to support Maoist rebels was gunned down by the police. Violence caused by the police affects Lucas 2 thousands every year world wide, and the fear of it never ending affects even more, even in countries like Nepal that people would never think of such an act being committed. Justice. Just what does this word mean?
Newspapers, TV screens and the internet were flooded with reports and images of crowds rampaging through the streets, setting buildings and vehicles alight, fighting with police and smashing and looting from both local shops as well as big name high street shops. Riots are extremely shocking social events where the ordinary rules of society break down. So when London 2011 was gripped by the sight of burning cars and hooded youths looting shops it begged a question of why do riots occur in our modern ‘civilised’ society, and more specifically; why did the riots of 2011 occur and what were the causes? Could it be due to poverty and unemployment? Some could argue that people are currently alienated from society or another argued possibility is that it was simply down to opportunism by criminals.
The Los Angeles Riots of 1992 was an extremely controversial time in American history and also a great stepping stone for civil rights. Rodney King, a parolee under the influence of alcohol, although it had been assumed that he was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the arrest, had run red lights and stop signs and was chased down and detained in South Central Los Angeles on March 3rd, 1991 in the Lake View Terrace district. During his arrest, a local resident caught video of a violent beating on Rodney King by four members of the Los Angeles Police Department. This became a rallying cry for activists in and around Los Angeles and other places in the United States. The video that was captured shows four white police officers clubbing and kicking Rodney King repeatedly.
The first property damage reported was a Nike store and even the police headquarters was damaged by the protestors the riots were keep on getting more intense as now the protestors started blazing police cruisers on fire in various location and many bank branches were damaged which led to a total lockdown to Younge street police even the transportation was put on lockdown all the buses and subway was halted. For the first time in Toronto police used tear gas to control the riots. Now the police came in action and started to use rubber bullets and pepper sprays to stable the condition. Over the course of the day 300 people were arrested and many were injured during arrest and next day it was a relief day as many of the lockdown were removed and public transportation was operating again and additional officers from the Ontario
In light of recent events in Ferguson, MO, Mike Brown, an eighteen year old St. Louis native was gunned down by a Ferguson police officer. This case of potential police brutality caused riots to rage in the city of Ferguson, MO. Rioters burned down a gas station and burglarized many small businesses in the area. Could all of this been stopped with one simple solution? Numerous stories arose from the shooting.
Along with King, police arrested 1000 other protesters and many were beat with whips and clubs. This was broadcasted on tv across America and people were appalled. Only then did they start to realise that what they were doing was wrong. In 1964, King was
After a high speed car chase, King was forced out of his car and beaten brutally by members of the Los Angeles Police Department. With the assault caught on camera, a glimpse of the monsters police can be was broadcasted and seen by the world. Subsequent to the brutal beaten, Rodney King was hospitalized with broken bones, permanent brain damage, and other critical damages to his body. The event left King and society traumatized. “Can we all get along?” were the words of Rodney king spoken out of fear.
At 12:30 am, Officers Tim and Melanie Singer, husband-and-wife members of the California Highway Patrol, noticed King's car speeding on the freeway. The officers pursued King, and the pursuit attained high speeds. Confrontation Officer Tim Singer ordered King and his two passengers to exit the vehicle and lie face down on the ground. Bryant Allen was manhandled, kicked, stomped, taunted and threatened. "Passenger describes L.A. Police Beating of Driver, Calls it racial," New York Times, March 21, 1991.
Maria Everson Zaborsky Infamous Crime Cases An infamous case that was solved by forensic evidence was the Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy case. He was an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile. He assaulted many women and girls killing between 30-40 people throughout seven different states, which Ted Bundy confessed to. He also cut the head of 12 victims off and kept the head in his house as a memory to always have, he would also kill women and later return to the crime scene to have intercourse with the body until it began to rot or was destructed by wild animals. In 1975 Ted was arrested in Utah but was released due to the little evidence, Two years later was convicted of kidnapping and escaped.
Attica Prison Riot Assignment After reading about the riot at Attica Prison I knew that it was a terrible riot where many inmates and guards were injured and over 40 were killed. I pictured the riot as one from a movie or television show where there was an uprising, a short stand still, then the police force ending it in a massacre. What the movie showed me was that this was not a movie or TV show and all the people involved, both inmate and guard, were a part of a civil war. These casualties I read about in the book weren’t just numbers but real people that if treated better could have avoided the riot all together. The Attica Prison is an old maximum security prison located in New York and housed mainly African American (54%) and Hispanic (9%) inmates that grew up in the inner cities and poorer parts of the state.