|04-30-2012, 09:22 PM||#1|
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L.A. Riots 20 Years Later: Still Playing the Racism Card
|04-30-2012, 11:23 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Long Beach
Well the main thing about the riots was a series of things that led to blacks feeling they were at war with the LAPD. Gates, chief of police at the time, was really a bastard. He once said blacks are more likely to die from a chokehold because of the anatomy lol. I mean cmon that is the definition of a racist. Someone who thinks they aren't the same type of human he is. So lots of things going on, then a Korean grocer shot a young girl over some juice and killer her. Things were getting ugly. Then the beating, then the verdict, then all hell broke loose.
This article really isn't about the riots IMO. It's pretty lame really. The area of Koreatown is doing better now, the blacks are moving out, latinos are moving in. Much has changed.
Even though the LAPD not loved in LA it's nothing like it used to be. Jails are worst, streets probably a little safer. Not near as much police brutality. Back in the 80's, circa Sean Penn and Robert Duvall doing colors, those were bad times for Los Angeles.
Gangs still a problem but its nothing like it was.
The only thing I agree with is that Sharpton when he says there is still much work to be done, really means there is still much to stir up and make money off of. But every black dude I know when we have talked about Sharpton says what an idiot none of us care what he thinks or says. He's sort of like the black Rush Limbaugh who i don't want speaking for me.
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