The riot lasted 36 hours, 33 inmates died, 200 were injured, 12 correctional officers were taken hostage and Resulted in 20 million dollars in physical damage. The riot was a result of the many changes in authority. “Turnover In the state 's top Corrections post occurred repeatedly, with 5 different heads of the Corrections Department between 1975 and 1980. ” (Colvin 1997) The study discusses how the prisoners in the riot attacked other prisoners but not the guards. This is because of the social culture of prison and the rules they create.
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. This stop occurred very close the driver’s residence where massive crowd began to build. When it was all said and done the driver and his passenger were arrested along with the driver’s mother and one other person. These arrests and confrontation with the police caused riots that would last for six days. These riots and drawn a heavy presence by the National Guard and resulted in 34 people killed, over 1,000 injured, 4000 arrested and hundreds of buildings were burned.3 These riots set the tone for tension and what would ensue.
Around 3:00 pm on Sunday April 11, 1993 a riot started when prisoners returning from recreation time attacked prison guards in cell block L. The guards held the keys to the entire cell block and it did not take long for the prisoners to take full advantage of the keys. Four beaten guards were released within hours of the attack but 8 were retained. The riot was started for many reasons but the most obvious reason was TB testing on Muslims, they do not believe in using needles to take blood or for injections. Soon after the take over of the cell block Warren Tate shut off the power and water in the cell block. A “Death Squad” was formed in the beginning hours of the riot and black prisoners killed 5 white inmates.
(This was to become known as the battle of the Bogside, which lasted for two days). On the 13th of August serious rioting spread across Northern Ireland from Derry to other catholic areas stretching the RUC. The rioting was between Catholics, Protestants and many more people. The majority of Catholics were forced from their homes. After this two days of rioting, the Stormant... ... middle of paper ... ...y Sunday 445 people lost there lives.
The participants were,subsequently, arrested by police coming to intervene into the fight to stop the conflict, clubbing one person to death in the process. Others were left locked in the police van for hours in the midday heat, leaving 41 students dead of suffocation. Surprisingly, one protagonist who was the son of a senior Burma Socialist Program Party (BSPP) member. On 21 June 1988, following the fight in tea shop, a protest led by students at Rangoon University was brutally and bloodily quelled, which left hundred people dead. After the bloody massacre of students, General Ne Win resigned as chairman of BSPP and as a member of the party and nominated SeinLwin, known as the Butcher, to replace his position; however, he still held power from behind the scenes(Kingsbery, 2005).
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death was publicized at 8:19 p.m. on April 4th in Washington D.C. by radio broadcast. Merely an hour later riots broke out around the city. Rioters destroyed windows and set fire to buildings (Burns, Rebecca p. 23). By midnight there were no less than a hundred fires recorded by the fire department (Burns, Rebecca p. 23). One man was so furious about the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. that he hurled a Molotov cocktail through a store front window without realizing his grandmother resided in the upstairs apartment (Burns, Rebecca p. 29).
The traffic stop of Marquette Frye made the community believe excessive force was used. Once the residents of the Watts suburb witnessed Marquette, his brother and mother get arrested they went into battle mode. The riot got so bad that the California National Guard was called to active duty to assist in controlling the rioting. The five Evans 2 days of violence left 34 dead, 1,032 injured, nearly 4,000 arrested, and $40 million worth of property destroyed. In th... ... middle of paper ... ...s. In both cases people in poverty didn’t have many opportunities coming their way.
The daily news networks have a new headline about riots or violence almost every month. Recently, several riots broke out in Ferguson, Missouri due to Michael Brown, an unarmed, African American teenager being shot and killed by a white police officer. A copious group of people lashed out and began fighting for what they believe in. Sadly, the riot spread to more places than Ferguson. BBC News in Ferguson states, “thousands of people also protested in other US cities, from Los Angeles to New York” (BBC News).
This started off the worst riot of the 20th century. Shortly after 5 a.m. stores were being broken into, rocks and bricks were smashing through windows. By 11 a.m. a crowd of about a thousand people were surrounding a smaller crowd of about a hundred or so people that were swarming the streets taunting the police and firemen. After that the looting began to take off in different spots all over the entire city. Day 2 In the second day of rioting the Mayor issued a curfew.
The death camps were mentally inhumane on the prisoners; especially during the first few days because most inmates had some to all of their family taken away and killed. The camps tore families apart and people watched as their loved ones left to be killed. Elie Wiesel talks about the last time he saw his mother and sister and how when he left the train he and the others were forced into groups with, “‘Men to the left! Women to the right’ Eight words spoken quietly in differently, without emotion. Eight simple short words, yet that was the moment when I left my ... ... middle of paper ... ...hat the level of inhumanity in the camps had to of been so large and so deeply implanted in him in order for it to still so majorly affect him some 33 years later that he would take his own life.