If I were employed as a police officer a main concern that I would have in regards to officer rights and unions is that the actions executed by a union will ultimately affect all affiliates, attributable to interconnection. For example, in 2015 shortly after the death of Freddie Gray, violent riots transpired in the city of Baltimore. Many elements increased the outrage of civilians that ultimately led to rioting and one components was the Baltimore police starting a Gofundme.com campaign in effort to collect money for the six imprisoned officers legal fees. The Baltimore riots were devastating for the entire city, and that particular action manifested by someone (or a group of people) was a representation of the the entire association.
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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 there was a man named Rodney King and he was a black male beaten with excessive force by four white Los Angeles police officers on Los Angeles concrete. The media portrayed the riots as black rage on the streets due to the
“April 26th, 1992, there was a riot on the streets, tell me where were you!? You were sittin' home watchin' your TV, while I was paticipatin' in some anarchy,” these are the lyrics Sublime uses in their song ‘April 26, 1992’ to describe what happened during the Los Angeles Riots of 1992. “First spot we hit it was my liquor store. I finally got all that alcohol I can't afford. With red lights flashin' time to retire, And then we turned that liquor store into a structure fire,” people ,running through the streets, had no pity when demolishing small businesses and taking what ever they may want from them. The streets, neighborhoods, businesses were destroyed by angry protesters. Their reasons were clear, all they wanted was some
Anti-Semitism has been prevalent throughout the world since the establishment of the Jewish religion and unfortunately, traces of it can still be found to this day in the United States. What exactly is anti-Semitism? It is the intense dislike for and prejudice against the Jews; it can range anywhere from simple opposition to the Jews to vicious hatred displayed through physical torment. Some examples of the more publicized cases of violence against the Jews include the attack of Irish workers and police on the funeral procession of Rabbi Jacob Joseph in New York City in 1902, the lynching of Leo Frank in 1915, the assassination of Alan Berg in 1984, as well as the Crown Heights riots of 1991. I have
Race riots are one of the major news items we hear about via the media when a social crisis occurs. The riots in Baltimore, however, were not so much about race, but more about economic and social class separations. The riots began as a peaceful protest amongst the citizens of Baltimore over the death of one of their own, Freddie Gray. Gray was a young, African-American, from a financially lower class area of Baltimore. Unfortunately, he died while in custody of the Baltimore Police. While this is a tragic loss, he was unlawfully detained by the police (Sarlin, 2015) during this ordeal. On the surface, the riots may appear as a cut-and-dry race provoked, once they are looked into further, that is not necessarily the case.
African Americans in Los Angeles and throughout the United States have experienced racial oppression for centuries. (Background about racial oppression by the LAPD). Rodney King was an African American motorist who inspired positive police reforms after he had a brutal conflict and was beaten by four members of the LAPD. Rodney King’s encounter resulted in a social and legal compromise because the incident made people aware of police brutality, gave African Americans a voice against police abuse, and resulted in reforms to the way that the LAPD responds to communities of color.
Through the past centuries many acts of rebellion have occurred. However not many have had such an impact compared to the L.A. riots of May of 1992. After the events that occurred on May of 1992 in Los Angeles, many things changed. The L.A. riots changed race relations between police and the people of Los Angeles for the coming years.
The 1960s was a time for change. It promoted on going expectations of equality for all races. This proved to be difficult for minorities. In August of 1965, civil unrest broke out, which lead to six-day revolt called the Watts Riot. Nearly thirty years later another riot broke out which caused even greater damage and left an even greater impact in our history, the Rodney King Riots. Both of these events share similar qualities and devastating damages, however, their meanings are much harder to decipher from one another. These impactful events in our society demonstrate how much there needs to change in our society, especially when dealing with minorities.
The New York City Riots riots mainly consisted of poor angry Irish men who did not like the idea of getting drafted for war. These men felt they were at the bottom of society and worked for everything they had. The New York City Riots were Mainly fueled by the Congress enforcing The Conscription Act of 1863. The riots were also extremely influenced by White lower class racism, governmental corruption and the conscription act of 1863.
A riot means a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd. Like the two riots we are going to see that happened in Baltimore City. Recently Baltimore had a riot but that wasn’t the first riot that Baltimore had, in 1968 there was a riot and this year 2015 another riot happened. The Baltimore riots are proof that things do stay the same.
The UCC’s connection with Newark’s African-American community leads them to become a prime suspect in the instigations of the Newark riots. The UCC was seen as an opposer to the government’s policies and therefore the UCC was present lead them to become primary suspects in the instigation of the riots. The attack on the organizations is seen as Senator Jackson and Mr. Alderman interrogated Miss Levins. The dialogue says the following : “ Miss Levins. Yes. He [ Mr. Kennedy] asked me to make up some fliers to be distributed sometime that afternoon. I asked him exactly what he wanted on the fliers, and he said, "Anything pertaining to a rally." Mr. Alderman. Did he ask you to make the flier calling a meeting or a mass rally at 7 :30 that. Night
The Columbia Race Riot was best known for being the first major confrontation following World War II. It’s a story of anger, fear, violence, and the law in a Tennessee town. The riot began with a 19 year old black navy veteran, James Stephenson and a white repairman. Their fight was over a botched radio repair. James Stephenson escaped being lynched in Columbia, Tennessee. The story had articles that were publish by Africans American and all white publishers. The newspaper articles from the publishers had many differences, but also had many similarities. The Nashville Globe by African Americans publishers and the Columbia Daily Herald by White Publishers caught my eye first. What similarities did both articles have? What differences did both articles have? After extensive research The Columbia Riot played a big role in the fight to freedom for African Americans.
There were many race riots going on during the 1960’s. But some of the better known are Detroit, Chicago, and New York. They were so destructive, and filled with hatred. One of the most famous is the Detroit riots of 1967 where there was so much hatred and destruction.
Rebenstein and Ziewaxz (2014) explain how Detroit has been rated as the world’s most miserable city. In 2012 Detroit suffered 411 homicides, which was higher than in 1974 when Detroit was designated as the murder capital of the United States (p. 340). What causes all of these horrible things to happen in a city? Can the blame be placed solely on one people group? Policemen? Politicians? Teachers? Economic decline? Determining the blame for the current plight of Detroit is a very complex question that cannot be given a simple answer. Similar to the discussion regarding who was to blame for the Detroit Riots, no one person or area can be blamed for the city’s history and current state. It is clear through the textbook readings that multiple factors
I am glad that the Ferguson Police Department is planning to take into account community priorities as their way to measure and evaluate the agency police performance. This way an officer will minimize its use of force within the community. The Ferguson Police Department and the Newark Police Department want their officers to use de-escalation techniques whenever appropriate and this like you said can take officer to get use to it since it has not been enforce in the department. I also mention that the supervisors from the Ferguson Police Department should be qualified and trained to detect, repair and avoid misconduct so police officers are in accordance with the Constitution. Police officers from both departments must interact with the public