The Los Angeles riots

a socio-psychological study

Publisher: Praeger in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 742 Downloads: 582
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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Nathan Cohen.
SeriesPraeger special studies in U.S. economic and social development
ContributionsCohen, Nathan Edward., University of California, Los Angeles. Institute of Government and Public Affairs.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiii,742p. :
Number of Pages742
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18116977M
ISBN 100275026000

  The Los Angeles riots had many causes, but the police tactics — or lack of them — in the crucial hours when the rioting began are also considered a major factor in why the city burned for.   Police stand over a group of handcuffed looting suspects in Los Angeles on Ap , as rioting continued throughout the area. Nick Ut/AP hide caption. Of those arrested during the riots.   Of the riot itself, and the enormous psychic toll it took on Los Angeles, there are few books more moving than “Twilight: Los Angeles ,” Author: Hector Tobar. Rodney Glen King (April 2, – J ) was an American construction worker turned writer and activist after surviving an act of police brutality by the Los Angeles Police March 3, , King was violently beaten by LAPD officers during his arrest for fleeing and resisting arrest on IA civilian, George Holliday, filmed the incident from his nearby balcony and sent Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, .

  On Ap , David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times book critic, assessing the literature of those riots, wrote, “the most comprehensive literary response to the riots .   I could see the fires as soon as I left the First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles on that spring evening 25 years ago. I was a correspondent for Time magazine, covering the Author: Sylvester Monroe.   The L.A. Times is a leading source of breaking news, entertainment, sports, politics, and more for Southern California and the world.   By Steve Light. In memory of Thelma Foote, ever in affection and gratitude. Among events known as race riots in U.S. history, the Tulsa Race Riot of , i.e. the destruction by whites of the African-American district of Greenwood, is among the most calamitous, albeit that all such events are immeasurably calamitous.

  Rodney Glen King, American personality (born April 2, , Sacramento, Calif.—died J , Rialto, Calif.), was an African American construction worker whose videotaped beating by white Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers in March (and the officers’ subsequent treatment by the courts) sparked violent race riots and fueled a charged debate about civil rights and .

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Los Angeles Riots () The Los Angeles riots of April are considered among the most violent, deadly and destructive in United States history. The riots began after a predominantly white jury acquitted four white police officers of charges of police brutality against a black motorist named Rodney King.

The Los Angeles Riots: Three Decades of Revolution is an in-depth study of rioting in America and a collection of personal statements on the tenth anniversary of infamous riots in LA, including LA Mayor James K.

Hahn, Public Enemy's Chuck D. Comedian Paul Mooney, cops, gang members and a host of activists, politicians and average : Darryl James.

Each angle of the Los Angeles riots is discussed objectively with in-depth analysis. The book covers issues before that caused the riots, during the event, and after the dust has cleared.

The authors present lessons to be learned from the Rodney King tape, the proceeding trial and the social reasons why each neighborhood in LA is by:   Raised in South Central L.A., he taught English at Locke H.S. in Watts, epicenter of the riots. His latest book is Dead Above Ground.

Tervalon has taught creative writing at Cal State LA, UCLA, and Otis Parsons, and is the Fall The Los Angeles riots book at Occidental.4/5(5).

About the Author. Lou Cannon, a longtime political reporter and White House correspondent for The Washington Post, was the paper's Los Angeles bureau chief from to and again from to He is currently a special correspondent for The Post in the by:   It's set in the present day, but based on the true events that set Los Angeles into unrest in the early s: the beating of Rodney King by four white LA police officers, the murder of Latasha.

The Watts Riots, also known as the Watts Rebellion, was a large series of riots that broke out Augin the predominantly black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles. Must-Read Books Set In/About Los Angeles 1. A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K.

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Official Negligence: How Rodney King And The Riots Changed Los Angeles And The LAPD by Lou Cannon. The Los Angeles riots in spring were among the most violent and destructive events in twentieth-century urban America.

This book addresses three questions: What were the causes of the riots, what actually took place, and what are the consequences and meaning of the riots for U.S. cities?/5. The Los Angeles riots in spring were among the most violent and destructive events in twentieth-century urban America.

This book addresses three questions: What were the causes of the riots. Water–damaged books from the Los Angeles Central Library are lowered into a huge vaccuum chamber at the McDonnell Douglas Astronautic Co. plant in Huntington Beach on Author: Carolyn Kellogg.

Twilight: Los Angeles, is a play written by Anna Deavere Smith telling the thoughts and feelings of people who resided in Los Angeles during the riots.

Sparking the tension was the unjustified beating of Rodney King by four white cops which later led to an acquittal of all four policemen.4/5.

Two teenagers in Los Angeles, one Korean-American and the other African-American, deal with the ripple effects of a shooting from decades ago after a new incident brings their families' painful. Darnell Hunt is Director of the Ralph J.

Bunche Center for African American Studies and Professor of Sociology at UCLA. He is the editor or author of numerous books, including Channeling Blackness: Studies on Television and Race in America and Screening the /5(7).

The climax of Sylvia Brownrigg 's novel, The Metaphysical Touch, involves the two main characters, previously only connected by email correspondence, making their way to Los Angeles just as the riots begin.

The violence of the riots ends up severely impacting both of their lives. Los Angeles Riots ofmajor outbreak of violence, looting, and arson in Los Angeles that began on Apin response to the acquittal of four white Los Angeles policemen on all but one charge (on which the jury was deadlocked) connected with the severe beating of an African American motorist in March As a result of several days of rioting, more than 50 people were.

Photos: Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots King gestures to supporters at an event in Los Angeles in April He was found dead on June 17 that same year, at the age of Author: CNN Editorial Research.

The Watts riots, sometimes referred to as the Watts Rebellion, took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 16, On AugMarquette Frye, an African-American motorist on parole for robbery, was pulled over for reckless driving.

A minor roadside argument broke out, which then escalated into a fight with police. Location: Watts, Los Angeles. the los angeles riots Download the los angeles riots or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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Later the same day the Los Angeles riots began, which resulted in 63 deaths. Inthe four officers were tried in a federal court in Los Angeles; Koon and Powell were convicted of violating King's civil rights. The United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines Born: Novem (age 69), Lynwood.

Get this from a library. Los Angeles riots. [Sue L Hamilton; John Hamilton] -- An account of the arrest and trial of Rodney King and of the riots in Los Angeles in April,that followed. The Worst Riot in U. History “The last thing the leaders of Los Angeles expected in the early s was that their city would become the scene of the nation’s deadliest urban race riot since the Civil War” (Cannon 3).

The Los Angeles Riots, 25 Years On Twenty-five years ago this week, four policemen were acquitted of the savage beating of Rodney King. It. This book depicts Los Angeles in all its glory and grit, via hundreds of freshly discovered images including those of Julius Shulman, Garry Winogrand, William Claxton and many other superb photographers, culled from major historical archives, museums, private collectors, and universities/5(86).

Book Description: The Los Angeles rebellion, also known as the Rodney King riots, followed the acquittal of four police officers who had been charged with assault and. So many of the indelible images of the Los Angeles riots feature men, especially black and white men.

But there was also a women's story behind the so-called Rodney King riots, and it is considerably more important and ethnically nuanced than the one that lingers in the public imagination, a UCLA historian argues in a new book. The Los Angeles race riot, August, by Cohen, Jerry.

cn; Murphy, William S. (William Sarsfield),cn. Publication date Topics Afro-Americans, Riots Publisher New York, Dutton Collection Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Unknown on Janu SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Blue Dreams is the first book to make sense of these questions, emerged at the crossroads of conflicting social reflections in the aftermath of the riots.

The situation of Los Angeles’s Korean Americans touches on some of the most vexing issues facing American society today: ethnic conflict, urban poverty, immigration.

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