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originally posted by: VforVendettea
a reply to: WCmutant
Let me look for the dates of the zoot suit riots. One of them lasted ten days but so far I haven't pinned it down
I'll post as soon as I find it.
Looks like there were a few I missed but the LAPD history of abuse goes back for more than a century.
originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
That's an interesting point. I was talking to a colleague, an ex-police sergeant who had worked in North Glasgow for 20 years, during the English riots last year. I was saying why did he think it wasn't happening up here despite some people trying to co-ordinate a movement in parts of Scotland? He answered immediately "We wouldn't allow it. We'd put a stop to that before it *%@~# started!" (in a Glasgow accent).
That was his view too, that the community was being given enough rope metaphorically, that public sympathy would side with the establishment and everyone would forget the real cause of the riots. I thought he had a point at the time, and it stuck with me.