Many blacks were also beaten, and the only thing that the police did was to take the injured to the hospital. On July 1, a few whites in a Ford car drove down streets in a major Negro part of town. They shoot into many homes and buildings. After this the blacks armed themselves, so when the police came to investigate, who also were driving in a Ford, the blacks fired upon them, killing two police men.
African Americans migrated to escape racism and prejudice in the south, as well as to seek jobs in industrial cities and resulted in a major shift in where African Americans lived in the United States. Many blacks went north during the great migration due to the fact of believing that they would get better jobs and fair treatment in the north. The Chicago race riot caused by hatred for one another of members of different races in the same community. The black people had suffered the worst of the bloodshed, they had also been arrested by police twice the rate of whites. Many blacks viewed the migration as a well inspired deliverance from the land of suffering.
They definitely played an important role in these riots. All throughout the book, they were instigators. They made false reports of... ... middle of paper ... ... police and aggressive tactics but his led to even more hostility and it ingrained the ideas even more in blacks’ minds. As hostilities grew so did the New Negroes plight for equality. As it was stated in the book, many factors led up to the race riots of 1919.
Add these three problems with policemen having a heavy hand and a riot will happen. Many of the primary sources I will you in this analysis for the Watts and the LA riots can be found in newspaper articles written at the time of these events. First-hand accounts from people living during the riots are also used. Tension between the LAPD and African American residents boiled over and had its hand in starting the Watts riots. The traffic stop of Marquette Frye made the community believe excessive force was used.
Day 2 In the second day of rioting the Mayor issued a curfew. All people had to be off the streets between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. and no alcoholic beverages were to be sold or possessed which was not followed the rioters. At 12:25 the first death was reported. A 45 year-old white male life was claimed when he was shot by a white store owner who claimed the man was looting his store. This was only the beginning for the many more fatalities that continued throughout the riots.
At this point, a white man carrying weapons was arrested with his group and in a few minutes was released along with his five people and was told that they would need it before the night is over. There was more than one rioting which was the outcome of attacks by the whites in the city’s Black Belt located to the South Side. The Blacks suffered property damage, and steel cables were placed across streets to prevent Fire brigades from entering the areas. The governor of the state was planning to drive the residents out of town. Speculate about the purpose and makeup of the white “athletic clubs” that played such an important part in the riot?
While he was seeking help from local citizens, the gang members dragged the innocent women by her hair, and slammed her head against the pavement. Some African Americans are going as far as rioting to prove that the whites are the racist ones. That we are the major cause of the terrible occurrences; when they are. Another attack had sprung upon the community when an 18 year old student had been brutally attacked to the point where his own family could not recognize him. The white student was out jogging one morning, like he always did, and a group surrounded him.
Then, they moved into the frustrating environment of overpopulated city slums where they were not wanted. Also, the media instigated violent behavior on both sides; black and white. Lastly the law was discriminatory and left many Blacks to settle their own disputes. The North and South were left in a state of mayhem.... ... middle of paper ... ...iminal justice that replaced slaveholders' authority was probably the most important reason for the violence." (210) The courts were striving to keep blacks at a level similar to slave laws.
It was unjust and yet no one did anything about, there was no solid evidence that could incriminate the force. Until the Rodney King beatings. Rodney Kings was a black male who was pulled over by the police one night, he got out of his car and according to police was “uncooperative”. After a few moments king made a move to, as he later stated, “grab his butt” and was immediately swarmed. Swarm was a police tactic that stated all men at the scene were to subdue the culprit with any means necessary, including violence.
However, thousands of people (supports of Brown) outside of the Ferguson court room and many around the world waited and watched the Grand Jury decide that officer Wilson would not be charged for the murder of Brown. Rioting ensued throughout the city and protests began to rise throughout the entire country. This case is what made the statement “Black Lives Matter” much more popular around the U.S. In another case in Cleveland, Ohio, a 12-year-old African American boy, who was playing with a toy gun, was shot and killed by a police officer. Shortly after, a statement was released that the officer Timothy Lehmann was deemed unfit to be a cop and should be charged with the murder against Rice.