Editorial Cartoon: Vancouver Riots The cartoon located in appendix A makes reference to the Vancouver riots that occurred on June 15, 2011. Immediately after the final game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Vancouver fans showed their disappointment in the outcome of the game by participating in acts of vandalism and violence. These riots, claimed by a witness, was started by one Vancouver fan that set fire to a stuffed bear that was said to represent the Boston Bruins. This act led to the first car being burned which was also believed to be deliberately placed for the act of vandalism (Police Actions Questioned in wake of vancouver riots, 2011). This cartoon indicates that the Vancouver Police failed to prepare appropriate security for the
This dissertation is on Chapter 4 Response of The Government to The Black Panther Party, War against the Panthers: A Study of Repression in America University of California, Santa Cruz by Huey Percy Newton. Huey Percy Newton discusses how the Black Panther Party was formed in America in 1966 as an organization made up of Black and poor people embracing a common ideology identified by its proponents as revolutionary intercommunalism. Drastic measures were taken by agencies and officers of the federal government to destroy the Black Panther Party politically and financially. The F.B.I as well as the government did not like what the Black Panther Party believed in; the main purpose of the Black Panther Party was
Stephanie Rios Instructor: Joey Poole Eng101 15 September 2015 On March 3, 1991, an African-American man was caught by the Los Angeles police after a high-speed chase. The officers pulled him out the car and beat him brutally while a resident caught it all on tape. Four LAPD officers were indicted with charges, however, after a year of trial, a white jury acquitted the officers. That decision sparked violence in all of Los Angles. Chaos surrounded the city, infuriated mobs roamed the streets, and several citizens were injured, dead, and arrested.
Wobblies in Everett, joined by members of the Seattle I.W.W., continued to deliver radical rhetoric despite vigilante beatings and arrests. After the brutal beating of forty Wobblies whom deputies had taken out of jail and turned over to a group of vigilantes, the Seattle I.W.W. rallied 250 supporters to sail to Everett on November 5, 1916. Upon their arrival the men from Seattle faced a force of almost 200 newly-deputized citizens. After a heated confrontation involving gunfire, five Wobblies and two deputies were killed, over thirty men were wounded, and an unknown number of Wobbly sympathizers fell overboard to their deaths before the boat cast loose and returned to
Because of this vast change, police really sought out to change the personified image of law enforcement as a collective whole (Lentz & Chaires, 2007). They really began to take on the needs of American citizens beyond just maintaining and conducting law, but now they were assisting in many areas of housing, built and supervised playgrounds for children, and even found jobs for ex-convicts. This obviously was a mammoth task law enforcement attempted to tackle, but certainly would change the initial blemished perspective of law enforcement because they were in all attempts desiring to show the people they really wanted to be of assistance not in maintaining the law but making sure people’s needs were
The disappearance of the three civil rights workers spawned a national media circus upon which the center of the nation's focus was on Philadelphia, Mississippi. The SNCC fearing that foul play was at hand contacted the FBI which refused to intervene on the basis that the issue was of a local concern. Pressure from prominent black leaders brought to Washington the case of the missing civil rights workers where upon Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy ordered J. Edgar hoover to investigate. FBI agents where sent into Meridian and Philadelphia and after a grueling seven week investigation, the bodies of the slain civil rights workers were found entombed in an earthen dam. The hideous nature of the crimes committed by Deputy Cecil Price and other klansmen who participated in the murders shocked the nation but opposition to the voter registration initiative remained steadfast.
Thousands of soldiers awaited the crowd having been informed incorrectly that the protestors where there to harm the tsar and destroy the palace. The soldiers fired into the mob, killing and wounding hundreds. The unprovoked massacre, called Bloody Sunday, became the catalyst for further strikes and uprisings against the government, called the 1905 Russian Revolution. Although the Tsar was not in the country at the time and had no part in giving orders for the troops to fire, he still received the blame for the deaths resulting in the Russian people losing faith in Nicholas II and a surge of bitterness towards himself and his autocratic rule. In response to this event and to gain back the trust of his people the tsar was forced to grant a constitution and establish a parliament, the
About two weeks later there was a march down the streets that consisted of children and teenagers, all of which were arrested in this peaceful protest where they sang “We Shall Overcome”. The jails were packed full and there was no more space to hold protesters, and knowing this they made sure to send out more the next day to make a statement. Over a thousand children and teenagers came to the parade the next day, although most were fearful of their lives and ran away. They were fearful because the local firefighters had taken out the water hoses and were blasting people who were trying to march. One particular group stood still and were thrown to the ground and rolled down the street by the pressure of the water hoses.
In defense these working classes made their own political parties like the Working Men’s Party that show strength in city elections. They also made a saying in which they wanted to abolish the law that they should not imprison people for debt issues. They mentioned how it was not fair in which they had to go through the punishment of going into prison if that would only lessen the chance of actually getting the debt paid off. However, the most of the rich were against this because they thought that misfortunes can happen to anyone. The person who is in debt promises to be able to pay it off and if they don’t it is only their fault so they find no reason in abolishing this law of imprisonment due to
The Black Panthers Social movements are usually unofficial or unsanctioned joint efforts of individuals or citizens aiming to bring a difference in their world. Countries and indeed the whole world is somehow better off today because social movements have shaped our culture, politics, economies, and many other sectors which are critical for development. National and world history has been crucially shaped through the efforts of social movements. This paper critically reviews the literature on the Black Panthers social movement formed in October 1966 in the United States of America by Bobbie Seale and Huey Newton who were both activists at Merritt Junior College in Oakland California (Ogba, 77). The party was inspired and mainly influenced