Many whites looted, burned and attacked the residents, many photos decry the fact that all the structures were burned to the due to the black rioting (Allman-Baldwin 30). An unarmed African American man was found murdered at a downtown movie theater, whites began to make drive-by shootings, They also began to organize for a dawn invasion in the all night café (Ellsworth). Violence continued through the night going into dawn, groups of whites were firing shots at WWI veterans assigned to protect Rowland, more than 1,000 homes and businesses were burned as a result of the riot (Gilbert). The National Guard had been called in around 11:29am, they declared marshall law which brought an end to most of the violence. They started to roundup blacks for internment.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in the evening of April 4, 1968 while exiting his hotel room. The news of King’s assassination left the African-American community shocked, disappointed and outraged. The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. triggered various responses from the black and white communities. The black community’s main response was wide spread violence throughout the United States resulting in demises and military involvement, while a few decided to hold peaceful protests in King’s memory. Many in the white community celebrated, while others feared for their lives.
In 1917, in East St. Louis, many white working men felt that blacks were threatening their political and social status. After workers of a labor union at an aluminum plant went on strike in April of 1917, the plant hired blacks to do the work. When a militia, of both white and black, destroyed the strike the whites blamed the blacks for the defeat of the strike. A rioted was started, when whites began to burn and demolish black’s buildings. Many blacks were also beaten, and the only thing that the police did was to take the injured to the hospital.
BBC News in Ferguson states, “thousands of people also protested in other US cities, from Los Angeles to New York” (BBC News). Unfortunately, countless people get killed or greatly injured during these riots. Riots are utilized in a negative manner. In fact, an abundance of riots derive from situations between the police and young, intercity black males. According to Jake Halpern: “During the past year, a series of police killings of African-Americans across the country has inspired grief, outrage, protest, and acrimonious debate.
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Funeral and Assassination Word spread like wildfire when the news of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination hit the public. As the leading civil rights activist in the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. preached words of peace and understanding among races. A well known name throughout the North and South, King gained extreme popularity within the African American community. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated a wave of sorrow spread across the nation. With rage, sadness, and hopelessness in the public eye, clearly the assassination hurt more than just one man, it hurt a nation.
As a matter of fact many things changed because of it, many people blame these riots for today‘s poverty in the city. No one would every forget the violence and rage that hit the city on April 29, 1992. Many lives were lost and hundreds were injured. The damage in the city was over one billion dollars. Thousands of people were arrested.
Chanel Evans History 301 Professor Namala Final paper May 5, 2014 The Watts and LA riots On the night of August 11, 1965 the Watts community of Los Angeles County went up in flames. A riot broke out and lasted until the seventeenth of August. After residents witnessed a Los Angeles police officer using excessive force while arresting an African American male. Along with this male, the police officers also arrested his brother and mother. Twenty-seven years later in 1992 a riot known as both the Rodney King riots and the LA riots broke out.
To some people their job is like their second home. Employees who suffer stress, are terminated from work, under paid, or who have problems with management/co-workers are the ones more likely to engage in workplace violence. Over the past twenty years, many employers especially public organizations have been victims of workplace violence. The most recent incident occurred in Newington, Connecticut. A thirty-five year old accountant opened fire at the headquarters of the Connecticut State Lottery, killing three top officials before chasing down and slaying the lottery’s president in a parking lot (Goldman 13).
He was shot and killed on his trip to support a sanitation workers strike. His death effected so many people that there were many riots all over the country. President Johnson declared a national mourning day. His killer was James Earl Ray. He was an escaped convicted and was known as a racist against African Americans.
However, there were also many other reasons besides Nelson Mandela that had helped to end apartheid. Black opposition against apartheid started to increase rapidly and became very violent, weakening much control of South Africa. The Defiance Campaign, 1952, invited arrest by ignoring "European Only" signs at post offices and railway stations. Although more than 8,000 were arrested during peaceful protests during the summer, these were emphasized when, in October, violent riots caused chaos in South Africa. At Sharpeville, after peaceful protests from the ANC and PAC, police shot 69 demonstrators and 180 were wounded.