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I'm not from calif, so i have to ask the calif residents, was Whats rebuilt after the riots?
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Financial damages were not the only consequence of the abrupt widespread violence. The streets of the Los Angeles neighborhood stood in flames as the burnings and shootings continued, quickly crowding the local hospitals with about 950 wounded patients who required immediate attention from nurses and doctors.[3] Furthermore, nearly 4,000 people were arrested sporadically or in groups because of their alleged participation in the riot. Many were taken into custody on two separate occasions as part of government agency studies. The first occasion in the Riots Participation Study targeted juveniles and the second in the Watts Riot Arrest study targeted people with past police and court records.[2]

In these six days, 34 people died, 1,032 were injured, and 3,952 were arrested.[4] Of the 1,032 injured in Watts, there were 90 Los Angeles police officers, 36 firemen, 10 National Guardsmen, and 23 people from government agencies. 977 establishments were damaged, burned, looted, and destroyed, which included businesses, private buildings, and public buildings.[5]

Businesses & Private Buildings Public Buildings Total
Damaged/burned: 257 Damaged/burned: 14
Looted: 192 Destroyed: 1
Both damaged/burned & looted: 288

Destroyed: 267
Total: 977

Government intervention

Eventually, the California National Guard was called to active duty to assist in controlling the rioting. On Friday night, a battalion of the 160th Infantry and the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron of the 18th Armored Cavalry were sent into the riot area (about 2,000 men). Two days later, the remainder of the 40th Armored Division was sent into the riot zone. A day after that, units from northern California arrived (a total of around 15,000 troops). These National Guardsmen put a cordon around a vast region of South Central Los Angeles, and for all intents and purposes the rioting was over by Sunday.

Due to the seriousness of the riots, martial law had been declared.[citation needed] The initial commander of National Guard troops was Colonel Bud Taylor, then a motorcycle patrolman with the Los Angeles Police Department, who in effect became superior to Chief of Police Parker. National Guard units from Northern California were also called in , including Major General Clarence H. Pease, former commanding general of the National Guard's 49th Infantry Division.


Watts: then and now

Since this area was known to be under much racial and social tension, debates have surfaced over what really happened in Watts. Reactions and reasoning about the Watts incident greatly vary because those affected by and participated in the chaos that followed the original arrest were from a diverse crowd. The government tried to help by releasing The McCone Report, claiming that it was a detailed study of the riot, but it turned out to be a short summary with just 15 pages of the report devoted to actually describing the whole event.

More opinions and explanations then appeared as other sources attempted to explain the causes as well. Public opinion polls have showed that around the same percentage of people believed that the riots were linked to Communist groups as those that blame social problems like unemployment and prejudice as the cause. Those opinions concerning racism and discrimination emerged only three years after hearings conducted by a committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights took place in Los Angeles to assess the condition of relations between the police force and minorities.

The purpose of these hearings was also to make a ruling on the discrimination case against the police for their mistreatment of Black Muslims.[6] These different arguments and opinions still continue to promote these debates over the underlying cause of Watts Riots.[2] Martin Luther King Jr. spoke two days after the riots happened in Watts.

A California gubernatorial commission investigated the riots, identifying the causes as high unemployment, poor schools, and other inferior living conditions. Subsequently, the government made little effort to address the problems or repair damages. The riots were also a response to Proposition 14, a constitutional amendment sponsored by the California Real Estate Association that had in effect repealed the Rumford Fair Housing Act.[7] Today, Watts still faces problems of poverty, crime, and poor education, but racial issues and the violence it has caused have decreased considerably since the outbreak of the riots.

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Originally posted by BoJingles2 BoJingles2 wrote:

Concerning the possiblity of blacks rioting after the election. Based on past incidents, the rioting occurs within the black communities, where as  you have blacks killing other blacks and the burning and looting of local shops. In other words they destroy the communities they are living in.
 
So if you want to avoid riots you go where there are no black people? Ridiculous!! Riots happen where people are poor and have no voice in the things that effect their lives. Senseless violence has no racial boundaries. Another example of how the people who have everything keep us divided and suspicious of each other so we won't hold them accountable.
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Im just going by historical precedence. If you want to wear those rose colored glasses you go right ahead, you will see what you want to see and deny the truths.
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Originally posted by BoJingles2 BoJingles2 wrote:

Im just going by historical precedence. If you want to wear those rose colored glasses you go right ahead, you will see what you want to see and deny the truths.
Here is a list of riots....the vast majority of these occurred in places where there were few, if any black people. I'm not wearing rose colored glasses but you may be wearing blinders.
 
 

This is a chronological list of riots:

The list is incomplete and contains only riots documented in Western culture archives.

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Salt Riot in Moscow Kremlin by E. Lissner
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Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre
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1844 Philadelphia Nativist Riots

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Bloody Sunday massacre in St. Petersburg.

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Fires rage during the Bonus Army March

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Dead and wounded after the 'Direct Action Day' battle between Hindus and Muslims

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Many of Ahmedabad's buildings were set on fire during 2002 Gujarat violence
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Oh please...your grasping at straws to try and prove a point. Would we even be discussing  the issues about riots if an Asian or Hispanic was running for president!
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So you say social unrest is only related to black people?  Rioting is not a racial phenomenon, its a social phenomenon.
Besides...I have no idea why we are discussing riots to begin with. I don't think we will have any riots regardless of how the election goes. I just feel that when we attribute a type of crime to only one race we are furthering peoples' suspicions and hatreds that keep us divided and scared of each other.
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Besides...I have no idea why we are discussing riots to begin with.

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I'm not from calif, so i have to ask the calif residents, was Whats rebuilt after the riots?
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