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  • 1992 Los Angeles Riots

    American people as well as being the catalyst for the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Rodney King was driving one night when he was pulled over and beaten by police. Upwards of one-hundred miles per hour, Rodney King’s car was zipping down San Fernando’s Foothill Freeway. When California Highway Patrol officers sighted the events, it was in the early hours of March 3, 1991. King was tased by Sgt. Stacey Koon as a result of dismissing detainment attempts by police, after the…

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  • 1992 Los Angeles Race Riots

    The killing Latasha Harlins added even more to the racial tension that was amplifying in Los Angeles. Black Americans played a keen role inside the 1992 Los Angeles race riots. Many were angered by the unfair treatment served both to Rodney King and Latisha Harlins, and the lack of justice they received. Black Americans in turn revolted because they were immensely discontent with the unjust treatment they faced. Being that there was turmoil between the Black American and Asian American…

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  • Martin's Documentary LA 92: The Los Angeles Riots Of 1992

    African Americans being subject to excessive violence and unlawful killings by the institution that is meant to protect them continues with no solution or abatement likely. Sophia Kennedy discusses the repeating pattern of violence and looks at the steps necessary to prevent it. An unarmed man shot. Riots. Looting. Millions of dollars in damage. This isn’t the first time. Dan Lindsay and T.J Martin’s Documentary LA 92 documents the Los Angeles riots of 1992. In that year Rodney King was…

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  • 1992 LA Riots 1992

    On April 29, 1992 South Central Los Angeles was lit with burning chaos. Rodney King, an African American male who was yet another the victim of Los Angeles police brutality, suffered a severe injustice. Injustices against blacks were not foreign in Los Angeles, California. The difference was that this time it was caught on camera and released to the public. The four police officers who were on trial for the unnecessary beating and brute violence against King was acquitted. All hell broke loose.…

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  • Analysis Of Gangsta Rap

    Hip hop music, originating in New York in the late 70s, had spread throughout the nation and splintered into many different subgenres sending many different messages. One impulse was “Gangsta Rap”, which exemplified the violence and struggles of many inner city youths through harsh and often offensive lyrics. Gangsta rap was specifically popular on the west coast and eventually reached the ears of kids living in South Central Los Angeles. Artists like N.W.A., a group that grew up in South…

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  • LA Riots: Police Brutality In 1992

    The LA Riots were a huge event that transpired in 1992. They occurred after a man named Rodney King was beaten to death by four police officers. He was kicked while on the concrete. Police brutality has always been a heavy issue in America and there have been numerous amounts of incidents that involve police brutality. The police force has changed since the riots occurred and have fewer incidents that are categorized as brutality. Police brutality has been present for forever. There have been…

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  • Theme Of Racism In Freedom Writers

    the 1992 Los Angeles riots. These riots were primarily a result of the Rodney King incident. A jury, consisting of predominantly White jurors, acquitted four White Los Angeles police officers after they were seen severely beating Rodney King, an African American motorist pulled over for speeding. The acquittal sent a message that racial tensions had not disappeared. The riot led to forty-three deaths and was influenced by economic tensions of residents in South Los Angeles and past strains in…

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  • Los Angeles Riots Analysis

    In April 29,1992 The Los Angeles Riots were known as the Rodney King Riots but the riots were a series of riots, lootings, arsons, and civil disturbance and that occurred in Los Angeles County, California, in 1992. The Riots began in The South Central Los Angeles which had spread out into different areas over a six-day period time with Los Angeles metropolitan area in California , beginning in April 1992. The Riots Began in April 19, 1992 After a Trial was over because the jury acquitted to four…

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  • Slauson Massacre Summary

    This documentary begins with the story about how Los Angeles was broken up. There were certain areas where African Americas were not allowed to across because the police would arrest them and tell them that they did not belong there. This break up was between Alameda street, passing Alameda they were not allow to go to. African American people were fed up and a created the 1965 LA riots. This riot broke out due to the African American people fed up with the police infuse treatment. These riots…

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  • Ecology Of Fear Analysis

    Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States following New York City on the East Coast. This idolized city that many have nicknamed, L.A., rests within the southern region of the ‘Golden State’ of California. Los Angeles is most widely known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and for also housing a major center of the American entertainment industry. The worldwide popularity L.A. has received, stems from the city being the source of many…

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