It seems the greatest amount of violence in the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict has occurred in Oakland, where the Occupy movement also saw it's most violence and where it appears the Occupy movement is again behind organizing the recent violence there, and in South Central Los Angeles, which were the scene of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
In Los Angeles it appears the demonstrations have remained largely peaceful and that only a few wanted to stir up trouble.
li said that South-L.A. based activists have handled themselves with "grace, dignity and restraint" but that some "outsiders," such as anarchist groups, have caused disruption and vandalism.
South LA Activist Blames 'Outsider' Anarchist Groups For Violence At Prayer Vigils For Trayvon Martin
We can even compare what an actual riot looks to the practically anti-riots we have now.
The LA riots led to multiple beatings, around $1 billion of property damage, and more than 3,000 burned buildings. I hate to minimize the reported beatings that have ensued since Saturday, but they're not congealing into anything like the fervor that followed the Rodney King verdict.
About Those Riots
Although the above article is incorrect in citing the human toll of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
So far we have no mass riots, no deaths, no million dollars of property damage.
So what are the factors in your opinion that have led to a lack of riots in our country post-verdict?
Instead we have a cross-segment of society, involving those of all ethnic groups, to do various other activities such as standing behind a continuing federal investigation into civil rights violations which was only suspended to allow the state trial to begin but has now been resumed, we have those calling for stand your ground laws to be scrutinized and possibly repealed, we have those planning to boycott Florida over the stand your ground law there, we have vigils, demonstrations, and plenty of vigils and demonstrations and most of these activities all seem to be an exercise of rights by citizens who are all within the limits of the law. A far cry from riots...
Edited by The world needs you, 17 July 2013 - 07:09 PM.