May 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm #9448
It’s seems every so often the inner-cities are just boiling points for riots.
As the saying goes ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’
As with the 1965 L.A Watts Riots and the 2011 London Riots, the patterns are pretty much the same.
L.A Watts Riots – August 11 to 17, 1965.
London Riots – August 6 to 11, 2011.
Watts – The riots that summer were sparked by the arrest of a black motorist, Marquette Frye, for drunk driving. When Frye’s mother intervened, a crowd gathered and the arrest became a flashpoint for anger against police.
London – The unrest began after a protest over the fatal shooting by police of 29-year-old Mark Duggan on Thursday. About 300 people gathered outside the police station on the High Road after demonstrators demanded “justice”.
Police Standoff:May 22, 2014 at 2:46 am #9453
Was Duggan a psy-op? There’s usually one in process when none of the reported facts makes any sense.May 22, 2014 at 8:26 am #9461
The L.A Watts riots. Interesting. Never heard of them, though that’s not saying a lot. I love looking at that sixties footage.
The wonkypedia version.
Some numbers jumped out on first look.
The incident that sparked the riot occurred at ‘the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and 116th Street that evening’.
‘A 119-square-kilometer swath of Los Angeles would be transformed into a combat zone during the ensuing six days.’
You want some Terrestrial numbers? That was some ‘battle zone’; (apparently) 46 square miles; $200 million dollars worth of damage in ’65 = about $1.4 billion today, I think. That’s some business generated.
In Wonky we find: ‘In the 1940s, in the Second Great Migration, black Americans migrated to the West Coast in large numbers, in response to defense industry recruitment at the start of World War II. The black population in Los Angeles leaped from approximately 63,700 in 1940 to about 350,000 in 1965, making the once small black community visible to the general public.’
Historically with The Vietnam War I read -‘Regular U.S. combat units were deployed beginning in 1965’.
There was a burning battleground at home, in (TV-central) LA too that year for 6 days in August. Fiery times.
Duggan and London 2011 xileffilex? I haven’t looked at it yet but I’m definitely thinking these inner-city riots that Nemesis points to and others, are contrived.
DalTampraMay 22, 2014 at 2:14 pm #9465
I think the initial incidents happened, though the stories are always conflicting, its the aftermath which seems have the same patterns..
Yeah Tom, there’s significant numbers all over these riots, that old footage is great too, seems nothing much has changed in the 40 years when it comes to racial tension, which leads to two other high-profile riots:
Brixton Riots – April 10 to 11, 1981.
L.A Riots – April 29 to May 4, 1992.
Brixton – On the 10th April Michael Bailey, a young black man, was stabbed. As he ran for help, he was stopped by the police who later put him in a police car without seeking medical treatment. A number of young people gathered on the streets watching in disbelief and pushing past police officers to get Bailey to hospital. The repeated delays by the police in trying to seek medical attention for Bailey and the subsequent use of the ‘sus’ laws to stop and search hundreds of young black men the following day became the spark that would lead the community onto the streets of Brixton.
L.A – On the afternoon of April 29, 1992, a jury in Ventura County acquitted four LAPD officers of beating Rodney G. King. The incident, caught on amateur videotape, had sparked national debate about police brutality and racial injustice. The verdict stunned Los Angeles, where angry crowds gathered on street corners across the city. The flash point was a single intersection in South L.A., but it was a scene eerily repeated in many parts of the city in the hours that followed.
Burning Police Cars:
Police Standoff:May 24, 2014 at 5:12 am #9511
Nice bit of Photo-Slop to keep the stories goingMay 24, 2014 at 6:53 am #9513
The numbers on the police car I noticed. 9 1 2 and then 01 on the back.
It may or may not be attention to detail, but the ‘turning a police car upside down’ trick is a sure media favourite. A real riot wouldn’t be the same without a police car turned up side down.
These key images are often telling. Editor in chief: ”Where’s the shot of the burning police car?”
They set-piece these things for TV and papers.
No doubt. Not always but sometimes for sure.
Car 766 in Toronto?
It’s cool in Canada almost – this post Canuck’s game. 1714 reference anyone?.
1714? Something to do with Nova Scotia maybe? (just riffing)
”Get the economy rolling”
DalTampraMarch 23, 2019 at 4:25 am #857362
The psy-op continues to give ** nearly 8 years down the line
** especially to the legal profession from public funds
The family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots across England in August 2011, are suing the Metropolitan Police for damages, BBC News has learned ***.he civil proceedings, which are being brought by Mr Duggan’s mother, Pamela, and at least some of his children, are in their early stages.
The relatives want the Met to be held liable for his death and to pay compensation.
Stafford Scott, a community activist who has supported the Duggan family, said the legal action was a “good thing”.
[for the lawyers…]
*** from its Intel controllers
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