Riots were reported in Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, and Detroit just days after the announcement of King’s death (Davey, M. p.25). Several millions of dollars in damages ensued after the riots and left neighborhoods recovering for decades (Davey, M. p.25). The riots devastated the lives and properties of many in the United
Introduction This paper will cover the events that took place within the first five days in south central Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict . History In 1992 the city of Los Angeles was one of our nation’s largest cities. It had an estimated population of over 9 million.1 The city had been in a deteriorating state for several years. There also had been tension growing between the citizens and the police for nearly the last 30 years. This had a lot to do with riots that occurred in Los Angeles back in the 1960’s.2 In 1965 riots in L.A. occurred after a routine stop by the police involving drunk driving.
The 1992 Los Angeles Riots April 26th, 1992, there was a riot on the streets, tell me where were you? You were sittin' home watchin' your TV, while I was paticipatin' in some anarchy. First spot we hit it was my liquor store. I finally got all that alcohol I can't afford. With red lights flashin' time to retire, and then we turned that liquor store into a structure fire.
Although it was over the next day, a lot of people were killed and a lot of damage was done to city. Businesses lost over four million dollars from shutting down for one day. America is facing these same type of problems almost every day. There is always someone who is not happy about a decision made or something said. People are always starting riots and hurting others over the smallest things.
Where a business located at “1934 East Anaheim” has “ all the windows...busted out, and it 's like a free for all here” (Nowell, 1996). By the time the smoke had cleared, the “estimated value of property damage [was] 1 billion dollars” and approximately sixteen-thousand “riot related crimes” has been reported (Pamer, 2012). However businesses and other structures alike were not alone in the fiery path of destruction, people were under attack as well, and when all was said and done, the death count was determined to be in between fifty-one and fifty-three people (Pamer, 2012)(Reading the L.A. riot, 1992). While this
Tulsa Race Riots A part of history people don’t know about is the time of the Tulsa race riots, which was one of the bloodiest riots in the country’s history. An estimated 3,000 people died during the incident (Burger 14). But for many years Tulsa’s power structure both blacks and whites, chose to ignore the infamous event that left thousands dead or injured, other fought to lift the shroud on the truth of the 1921 riot (Burger 14).At the time Tulsa was a deeply troubled town, the city had been plagued by vigilantism and crime rates were very high, including the lynching by a white mob in 1920 (Ellsworth). By 1921 Tulsa had a population of more than 100,000, a majority of the African American residents lived in greenwood, a rural neighborhood
This caused a GM plant to close down in Los Angeles, and many people lost their jobs.2 A great deal of the people that lost their jobs were minorities from South Central Los Angeles. Many corporations either moved out of Los Angeles or went to other countries such as China for workers3; furthermore, many job opportunities were lost. California’s unemployment rate rose 7% in 1991 and became the third-highest unemployment industrial state.4 South Central Los Angeles was where many minorities lived, and it was where the poverty was. Many parts of South Central Los Angeles were never rebuilt after the 1960s Watts Riot which was similar to the Los Angeles Riots.5 Although Los Angeles had elected their first African-American mayor, Tom Bradley, there were many racial conflicts that were occurring in the city. Many minorities believed they were being harassed and targeted on the basis of their race by the Los Angeles Police Department.6 Los Angeles had a long history for racial tensions because the city was very segregated in the 1940s and 1950s.7 In the 1960s, approximately 95% of African-Americans in Los Angeles Coun... ... middle of paper ... ...domestic abuse, and drug intoxication even after his incident.79 King walked around with a bullet proof vest due to receiving many threats, even years after his incident.80 On June 17, 2012, King was found dead in his swimming pool in California at the age of 47.
The most mentionable one is 1992 Los Angeles riots. It is exactly the event told in the beginning of Freedom Writers and is also the most horrible violent event in America. It might was a catalyst for those nonwhite kids to hate other ethnic people, for protest event just happened right around them, in Long Beach. Widespread riots led to really vicious damage. In this event, “In total, 53 people were killed during the riots and over 2,000 people were injured.”7 About 8-10 hundred billion dollars lost in property and over 1000 houses were burnt.
The hate is spread from the terrorist to the whole country, realizing what they had done makes the people angry and filled with rage. As the terrorists made their get-away in a van, police started off to find them. Police blocked major roadways and streets to try and corner them. Eventually the police stopped the van and the two brothers got out and started firing shots, with the police firing back. Both attackers were wounded by police bullets.
Every 120 seconds a person is involved in a collision, every day 27 people are killed by a drunk driver, and every year thousands. In order to make these numbers drop dramatically, harsher, firmer laws need to be put in place. Everyone makes mistakes, however, a drunk driver will drive on average of 300,000 times before they are caught. That is 300,000 chances they are taking with not only their lives but every person they share the road with. Drunk driving deaths is among the top 5 things that kill in America.