Sunday, October 31, 2010


After going in depth and doing some research, I’ve decided to change my topic from Acting Up Against Aids to the Los Angeles Riots. The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest and Rodney King Uprising, were sparked on April 29, 1992, when a jury acquitted four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King following a high-speed pursuit. Thousands of people in the Los Angeles area rioted over the six days following the verdict. Widespread looting, assault, arson and murder occurred, and property damages topped roughly US$1 billion. In all, 53 people died during the riots and thousands more were injured. The following are links that I found useful information about this conversational riot in Los Angeles 1992.
Ø This link is a city search essay document relating to this riot and other riots about police brutality in the past.
Ø This links gives me detail to detail proof and information regarding Rodney King incidents that led to the Los Angeles riots.
Ø This link described the events and occurrences that happen after the riots and Rodney King’s case.
Ø,28804,1614117_1614084_1614831,00.html- This link is a special Time magazine edition fifteen years after the Rodney King 1992 riots in Los Angeles. This links talks about the aftermath and disturbance during the riots in Los Angeles.

1 comment:

  1. Raisa - I think this is a great topic- BUT, as we discussed, you don't want to do a whole paper on the L.A. Riots - trying to tell the whole story will be way too much work, and won't give you an opportunity to do anything than summarize the events. So, you want to find an artistic text or piece of activism in response to the events - I'd recommend Twilight, by Anna Deveare Smith - there are excerpts in our course pack. Take a look and let me know what you think.