• Los Angeles Riots Police Central South
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    Though sparked by the Rodney King verdict, there were many other causes of the riots that erupted on the streets of Los Angeles on April 29, 1992. The Los Angeles riots in 1992 were devastating. The obvious issue portrayed through the media was black versus white. If you did not live in Los Angeles or California chances are you did not hear full coverage of the story, you heard a simple cut and dry portrayal of the events in South Central. If you heard one thing about the riots, it was that ther...
  • Riots In America Blacks Whites Black
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    Racial Riots in America Over the past century, beginning before World War I, many incidents have occurred involving white mob assaults against entire black communities. In most of the cases these white mobs attacked the black neighborhoods, beating and killing the residents in many numbers. They also set fire and destroyed the blacks property. This was the result of the white society trying to maintain their superiority over the black communities, keeping them as the minority. These brutal confr...
  • Zoot Suit Riots Mexican Servicemen Mexicans
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    Zoot Suit Riots Zoot suits, associated with the Mexican race, consisted of a long jacket that reached almost to the knees, pants with a "tight stuff cuff", a "wide, flat hat, and Dutch-toe shoes" (Berger 193). These zoo t suits were worn by the Mexican youth who were accused of murder on August 2, 1942. People claimed that Jose Diaz was murdered by a gang that had broken up a party at Sleepy Lagoon ranch located close to Los Angeles. However, even though the lower court did convict them of murde...
  • La Riots Los Angeles
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    Believe it or not, Los Angeles was just waiting for an event like the Rodney King verdict to explode. All that was needed was that one spark to ignite the anger in the citizens of South Central and cause the area to explode. One of the recent and most significant riots took place on the streets of Los Angeles on April 29, 1992. The case was controversial because Rodney King was a black male beaten with excessive force by four white Los Angeles police officers. The not guilty verdict of the four ...
  • Camp Hill Riot Inmates Day State
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    Camp Hill the day that lasted 72 hours On October 25, 1989 more than 1, 300 inmates at the Camp Hill State Correctional Institution rioted. The rioters took at least 8 hostages, lighting 4 fires and caused millions of dollars in damage. More then 35 staff members, 5 inmates, 1 firefighter and 1 state trooper sustain injuries in the worst uprising in Pennsylvania history. Inmates returning from an exercise yard in the late afternoon overwhelmed correctional staff and seized hostages. Inmates wer...
  • Southern States Laws North Riots
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    The Africans who were brought to America from 1619 until 1808 were a part of slave trade and immigrated unwillingly. The 200 years of slavery shaped attitudes and ways towards African-Americans that is still visible today. 20 th century Africans left Africa on their own will. By this time, Blacks were achieving respect and were giving economic competition. Resentment towards this lead to racist attitudes. Among those racist attitudes were the Jim Crow laws. The north allowed the southern states...
  • Gangs Of New York History Vs Hollywood
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    The movie begins in New York, in 1843, with a gang fight. Bill "the butcher" Cutting's gang of "nativists" have challenged the "dead rabbits" (a gang of mostly Irish immigrants) to a fight to settle once and for all who is the most powerful gang in the area. After an intense battle the "nativists" win by killing the leader of the "dead rabbits", also Amsterdam's (the main character's) father. Amsterdam is then led into an orphanage where he grows to be a man, all while Bill Cutting runs the Five...
  • Zoot Suit Riots Jose Diaz
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    Paige Ortiz Per. 2 Riots in L. A. The Zoot suit riots took place in Los Angeles, California during the 1940's. in was hard for the Mexican Americans to be themselves because of the oddness and suspicion revolved around them. People would accuse them for being criminals because of their race and because they dressed a certain way. They were know as the "Zoos Suits." they wore a suit that had long broad shouldered coats with extra baggy pants that ft tight at the ankles. They wore a long chain po...
  • Detroit Riots Squad Car
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    Detroit Riots Many civil disorders have erupted across the United States. Racial tensions were at a highpoint in the 1960's with riots and looting throughout the major cities in the United States. This was not such a problem in the rural areas but the urban areas had serious racial problems between black and white people. Throughout the 1960's blacks and whites clearly demonstrated that they had many problems living segregated in the urban areas. It was a civil explosion that you can clearly see...
  • Bush Is Swell Los Angeles
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    The rebirth of South Central Los Angeles a decade after it was torn apart by riots can be an example for a nation still recovering after last fall's terror attacks, President Bush said Monday. Bush told an enthusiastic audience at First AME Church that the unrest had given way to positive change. 'Out of this violence and ugliness came new hope,' Bush said. Where burned-out hulks of buildings stood, businesses now thrive, examples of 'what is possible in America when people put aside differences...
  • Riots Penn State
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    The Penn State Riots America s college campuses are once again aflame. But, in the 1990 s, the riots are not fueled by politics, as they were in the 1960 s, but by beer, liquor and drugs. University of Arizona, University of Maryland and Temple University have all recently experienced these unfortunate riots on their campuses, but it is truly at home with us, the students of the Pennsylvania State University. The riots began in 1998 during The Arts Festival that caused more damage than ever. St...
  • Argumentative Essay On Riots In Liverpool
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    ~ INTRODUCTION AND FOCUS OF RESEARCH ~ Names once only known to the Cavern Pub in Liverpool, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones rose to the level of household names since their beginnings in England. Their music opened the doors to an era of youthful expression. Despite Liverpool's isolation, music brought the city into mainstream pop culture. Although beneficial in some regards, music was also seen in a negative light; thought to promote violence. Crime rates during this period were at an al...
  • Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial Virtual Tour
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    web > The Virtual Tour of the Conspiracy Trial of the Chicago Seven begins w/ an overview of the crime: the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968. web > This is a fairly extensive description of the trial by a law professor: web > This is a chronology of the events leading up to these riots and the effects it had years later. web > South Kinston High School along w/ Brown university create an excellent website on the event call "The Whole World is Watching." It has essays, interv...
  • African Americans Rights Riots Race
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    Changes, in fact, did occur during the 1960 s in the goals, strategies, and support of the movement for the African American civil rights. The goals of most African Americans went from voting rights to employment and housing discrimination. Their peaceful sit-ins and freedom rides were followed by violent race riots and violence in desegregating the education system. The support of the movement for the African American civil rights changed from taking dominance in the South to national awareness...