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This week marks the 20th anniversary of the L.A. Riots. On April 29, 1992, the city erupted in flames after the not guilty verdicts in the trial of the four LAPD officers who beat Rodney King. But another anniversary is getting much less media coverage. The day before the riots, black street gangs in Watts declared a truce in a bloody war that had killed hundreds of young men. It was an extraordinary moment in the city’s history.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
originally posted by: khnum
33000 gangs 1 400 000 members vs 765 000 sworn police officers anyone remember the movie The Warriors?
I was just thinking to myself, "I should re-watch that movie The Warriors again here soon..."
originally posted by: DYepes
I live in Florida so I am not too worried. The security apparatus is well established here in their is virtually no real gang activity in Florida save for a few neighborhoods in Miami-Dade and maybe Jacksonville. But listen, the police have killed thousands of civilians over the last decade, many with no formal charge, unarmed and even innocent. Not too many people in America are shocked that there is an element taking it personally now and will be retaliating.
There are enough guns here in law abiding hands anyways to keep things from getting out of hand. Florida, IMO is very safe and should not be affected by these threats.
Riot currently going on, with police running around a neighbourhood like headless chickens, being pelted with bricks and firing back tear gas and flash bangs by the looks of it. CBS Live Feed It really is looking pretty ugly there already, and these are just kids from the looks of things, but there's things going on in different areas according to the reports. I have a feeling things are going to be bad in Baltimore tonight. When the rioters realize the police aren't good at mobilizing and moving, and that they are significantly outnumbered, things spiral out of control very easily.
originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
It just never ends. I almost get the feeling that somebody is behind the scenes stirring things up with these protests. How many does this make in the last year or so?
WHAT THE HELL do these rioters want?