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Always remember the Roof Koreans. Blessed be their overwatch.
Thanks Mr Roof Korean. Doot doot.
🎶…There was a riot on the streets tell me where were you?
I live near the epicenter where this stuff happened. Many of those business that were burned down are now and still empty, just a grass field.
And Reginald Denny was dragged out of his Associated Redi mix truck and hit in the head with a brick because he was ….. well there was no justification.
I absolutely remember this but I Never will understand burning the city you Live in past present or future . Look at every city a major riot occurred in the most recent being Baltimore they are and will always be worse off.
I highly recommend the great documentary: LA 92.
If you are interested in the riots check out LA 92 on Netflix. It’s a really well made documentary all from news and footage from ’92 and gets into the history before Rodney King and what led to the riots.
How do you arrest 12 thousand people? Seriously, how many hail cells were available to support that?
I watched this video clip of the events a few days ago. Seeing the comments of other relevant videos and is just full of justification of racism on both sides. Truly sad to see.
People always bring up the needless damage, seeing it as beyond the point and just wanton violence.
That’s not the point. The point was to show how little actual control police have, and to embarrass them. It worked. LAPD’s image never recovered, and people in LA still fear riots enough to avoid the worst triggers for another one.
The Koreans didn’t take ANY shit those days! I still remember the pictures of them on the roof tops with rifles.
where I was in Whittier it was 86 and not a cloud in the sky
My dad and uncles were apart of this. They came home with so much stuff they stole from shops. My grandma didn’t question it 🤣
Interesting times. Good thing we figured that whole racism thing out.
I was working in a hospital at the time. Walked into a patient area where a TV was broadcasting images of a city on fire and mayhem in the streets. “Where in the wold is this happening,” I asked, assuming it would be some global hot spot. “L.A.” responded a patient. I was too young to remember the riots of the sixties, so seeing an American city in such complete chaos was incomprehensible to me, even though there had been warnings about civil unrest if the King jury acquitted the officers.
Does anybody know who took the picture? Or where I can find it in high res?
is this the LA riot that birthed the roof koreans?
"Can’t we all just get along?"