quote:Originally posted by EbonyRose:
Michael ... I'm beginning to think that there's something really wrong with you.
#1 - It's not like White people took leisurely strolls through South Central ANY day of the week! It's not like when the verdict came in there was suddenly some emergency shout out not to go into the hood!
#2 - If you (as a Black man? :confused) were timid about going into South Central L.A. for fear of losing your life ... well, See #1! because perhaps, like Kevin41 says, you may be one of them!
#3 - The LAPD was given no orders until the 3rd day when everybody went home to go and try to restore order. That's one of the reasons the police chief lost his job. You remember that racist, Bill Gates, don't you? I'm sure he would have been one of your favorites!
#4 - The County of Los Angeles extends from the Pacific Ocean east for the next 100 miles, almost. The riots were confined to a specific area within a specific section of the City of Los Angeles. You shouldn't give people the impression that it was this massive, all out riot situation. It was bad enough as it was. It didn't extend outside of the Black neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles. I lived within a couple of miles of Fedco, and it was not burglarized by the residents of South Central. It was burglarized by people a little more affluent, like you, that got caught up in the moment.
Let's tell the truth about it, if you're going to tell it at all.
....being timid has no relevancy. Although at the time of the 1965 Watts Riot, I was but 11 years old, many thanks to my parents for giving me good leadership, to not become a part of the looting, the bloodshed, etc.
I survived the riot of 1965, and 1992, by using good judgment as opposed to following any crowd of stupidity to where had I followed, instead of having a clean record, I would now have a truly earned felonious criminal record, or like more than just a few people, I would have met my maker, as in sharing dirt with earth worms.
Unlike the riot of 1965, during the riot of 1992, numerous individuals were recorded on video tape by the news media, and/or other media, stealing, setting fires, and/or destroying private property. With a recorded history of criminal activity, all any policing authority would have to do is wait it out, and apprehend all the suspects recorded committing crimes at a later date. Once order was maintained, I don't need to fill in the blanks as to the fate of those who were recorded on tape stealing, damaging property, etc., etc.
...If anyone is not telling the truth it is you EbonyRose, because reports of burglary, fire damage, and property damage during the 1992 riot, extended to other areas that include Pacoima, Long Beach, other cities, and other unincorporated areas that are outside the jurisdictional boundary of the City of Los Angeles, which make the acts of destruction, theft, fire damage, etc., etc., etc., County wide. Last time I checked to which reality will also show, the City of Long Beach and/or other outlying communities are not within the City of Los Angeles.
...and following in the footsteps of the N.O.I. to blame every Caucasian is not the solution, nor will this improve the quality of life in the Black community!
..Other thoughts on the subject that also hold validity to which Daryl Gates, nor Caucasians, etc., are the cause of the demise of the Black community!
...only the gullible, and/or the race card players hold the belief that Chief Daryl Gates was racist.
...another unfounded statement, being that former Los Angeles Police Chief Darryl Gates was a racist. Heck, Daryl Gates did the Black community residents of South Central Los Angeles a favor by not giving the order for LAPD police officers, and/or asking for the California National Guard to restore order in South Central Los Angeles.
In the event the troops had been called in like what took place in 1965, numerous Black people, and/or others would be buried six feet under, or maimed for life.
I shudder at the thought of what former Los Angeles Police Chief Willie Williams, and/or former Police Chief Bernard Parks, would have done.
...and should the government violate the rights of law abiding citizens, civil redress is in order!
Willie Williams being the former police chief of Philadelphia, an import from the City of Brotherly Love, to which former Mayor Wilson Goode gave the order for the Philadelphia police Department to firebomb a residence owned by Move members to which numerous Black home owners, Black residents lives were placed in jeapardy, and a city block or more of homes burnt to a crisp, due to the hasty acts of Mayor Wilson Goode to order the Philadelphia policing authorities to carry out plans to drop an incendiary device from a helicopter on a residence that contained Black women and children associated with the Move organization!
....and I also shudder at the thought of what carpet-bagging 8th District Los Angeles City Councilman, former LAPD Police Chief Bernard Parks, would have done, when Parks was involved in the cover-up of numerous atrocities connected with the Rampart Scandal!