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our board of trade i'm a die of. death by definition show. in the southern portion of the richest city in the richest state in america is a cluster of neighborhoods the streets in boulevards laid out in a grid between concrete ribbons of freeway. two miles of the west is a pacific coast highway on the beaches that among. five most of the north drilled they were driving beverly hills. seven miles to the east to corner of hollywood by twenty five miles south those orange county and disneyland. surrounded by the
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california dream this region that's own legs. on its streets there up to the country's most violent outbreak of civil unrest not once twice it's also the home of america's two most infamous african-american gangs crips and bloods is bloody forty year feud has taken five times as many lives as the long running sectarian conflict in northern ireland it whose devastating body count continues today. but in south los angeles. life wasn't always this one. world too.
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in the one nine hundred fifty s. three friends from south l.a. ron byrd. grew up reaching for their piece of the american dream. the most significant thing was when i went to join the boy scouts boy scouts of america. my mother takes me up to the scout to be good you robert plant with the original blue if one thousand nine hundred thirty three to nine hundred eighty three parked in the neighborhood right did not go up there to join the boy scouts my mother did not the scoutmaster. it was nice but he chose my mother well i don't know what some of the parents might object because it was a white truth. to say be prepared to do a good turn daily the scout is is trustworthy loyal friend he could just kind of be cheerful brave clean and referee that's the boy scouts of america bunch of races.
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with names like the businessmen gladiators and sloss and black teenagers began forming their own street fights returned. to the neighborhood was situated in an area where we were assigned and designated to lucy all possible sixty second to call slawson fox that's where the name comes from to. eat. sausage we've all been to what many consider to be police first modern african american game. but we never called us celtic at that was something that the city and the police would describe the scene we were clubs. which drew me to slow simplicity they mirrored who i was and it made one feel like one had some status and you had an identity now and i. they knew that she didn't have anywhere
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else. to sense the family has a sense of acceptance you also have a way to wilson power because now you've got number. two in those days we give you an zero point. zero you have to be there because everybody else in town knew about. this in her how good are those things i see these days why do you say i would be cheering her on land or we're back to the studio here burns off. what we call wolf and oh you know i was going to hit this one scene and he does you know you looking for somebody to tell him i'm getting a phone. but it wasn't really about destroying somebody really just a competitive day and you know just competing with each other.
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just our produce all the time. my mother. always said you know what did you do just i didn't do anything you know see people including parents could not believe that the man just a lot of. young black men in this society have always been represented as the most threatening figures possible. their use as being people. will commit crimes. from one hundred fifty to one nine hundred sixty six the los angeles police department was commanded by chief we are.
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she parker ran a police department like a military unit and the people who boarded brought us were black residents get up and. get your hand out but not that first get your hand out and so the cops were treating these young black men as though they were enemies as though they were in warfare. it was an open secret that one of the tacit duties of the l.a.p.d. was to make sure people were in the right neighborhoods at the right time and alameda boulevard was the white curtain in l.a. you didn't cross alameda for no reason at all east of alameda these away areas linwood south gate you couldn't go there you had cops they didn't want you there and blacks that names to cross the line were quickly put in place by police officers.
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one time i was walking down the street on seventy seventh and central and the man said hey you. heard that i can't walk you say you and they ran on the curb jumped on to currency didn't you hear it's called you sir heard say you know my name is not you so you know get up against a wall and such a soul and it look like i've been robbed. as well out of the rubble and she looks just like you. so the idea was to create not only a segregated society but the idea that those of darkened you were inferior and should be treated as such. and after a while you begin to internalize this and you develop a deep seated self-hatred. because you see yourself as having almost no value.
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in a free society i'm walking down the street but he's got the nerve to ask me where you go where you come you know he'll damn good as well going. i may not be up there because when i came from. a time out where you go. people ask me what are you doing here you go anywhere they ask anybody else what they do and. you stop and ask anybody else in a society why you exist. going to step out of sand and you got to be there all day every day what do you think that does to me psychologically what does it tell me what message there might be and feel every day you know understand it every day speed me a spoon for the hatred. every day that's my doc spong full of hatred. you see. it's just a question of when is this going to erupt and upon whom is it going to erupt i
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will attack myself and i want to tag my brother you understand i want my own image you know. and i am going to eventually attack the cause of my anger and my frustration. at seven pm on the sea level one thousand and sixty five in the corners of a hundred sixteenth an awful lot twenty one year old watts resident marquette fry was pulled over by the california highway patrol on suspicion of drunk driving. a routine traffic stop until police insisted on him pounding frys car despite being less than two blocks from school fry's mother. join the rapidly growing crowd who along with marquette grew increasingly belligerent of what they felt was the heavy handed police response l.a.p.d. reinforcements are called in a scuffle broke out. and fry his mother rena and brother ron were all taken into
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custody. the squad cars rolled away the crowd continue to swell as word of the incident swept through the neighborhood when i walked up one hundred fifty two now when i chose my quarter from the dartanion as a male what happened is they jumped on market. we just got more and more said it was a cumulative thing it was one racist traffic stop two minutes. olympos
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may fifteenth over one thousand watts residents are surging up and down. about one am spike twenty nine arrest the sporadic reports of vandalism the situation was assessed by the l.a.p.d. has been under control. and. you're. going. there's the morning dawn tense but
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a lot of the quiet. a meeting was called in a neighborhood rec center simply representatives from various community groups elected officials the l.a.p.d. the media. even mean from i think that we must stay off the streets i think the civil rights drive in america has demonstrated that well be that. the cutting through a call for order came a voice that only the night before was raised by thousands in the street and i would take night if you like. this week the negro people down here. you see. we know it's real and you can show it you greater than living it show that it doesn't work it doesn't destroy. the taking.
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the parents are coming from places where black men are expected to step up the street and say yes to a twelve year old white boy. or black men are lynched with regularity. and so from their perspective los angeles looks wonderful they're certainly aware of the flaws but they recognize it's such an improvement their children however evan very different perspective. we come along and we take. you to win that. topic can americans again fill the streets. but this time over two hundred people and deputy sheriffs office. so here we are in a crowd at night when. things in such disarray and we're facing cops in the street
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. and they went to move the crowd back. so when we moved toward. them so you're looking at one and. and you're reading people in the body language that says this is going to build. an empire. it's own now. please my friday morning additional police were called in from all points of l.a. to squash what authorities were now termed a full scale. lead to the call of the right to look we don't.
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see it as guerrilla warfare but the reason that you can't say it is because you never gave the so-called legal up intelligence to be spread to some of the other. her little clip then what happens is that it becomes a big newspaper story which increases political pressure on the authorities to do something. illegal. and then they brought in sixteen thousand national guard. little national guard particulars on a really trying to engage in civilian crowd completely at least. at that point they went to the other issue which was the iron fist the our.
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and this these suv a virtual free fire zone where people could be shot. making . the wrong time at the wrong intersection. claimed by police is that these the looters there were refusing orders to go to. the autopsies clearly show people were shot in the back. one has to really question whether or not a human one is worth the bottle of beer a case of beer. that is to say people were being killed for what can retrospect with the most trivial of offense gets. really good not to mind anything because we're talking about desperate people we're talking about people who have nothing to see no hope. this is
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a crime home along with which we're confronted and of the only thing they understand is farce. that's been the learn taboo. is that black people and other oppressed people in this country are never to use violence to achieve what it is they want. but this country uses violence whenever it chooses and then it legitimizes the violence. sinitta masses my life is of no value how can your property how can your society
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how can the civilization how can any of the more rules or any of the monuments how can any of it be of any value to me. when all it has on the door for me is a rejection of us i'm not on. i'm not allowed to touch not allowed to partake dissipate. all my life i was rejected before i was born and the most reject nothing is open to me. and every time i'm not on a door and get rejected takes a little something out of. the fact it took on a ship down some a big ship now in the bay is a testament to the revolutionary spirit. and so there was this sense that we have taken a stand and to be a simple message out to the world. it. is.
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the other thing that the rebellion represented for us was the real fix celebrate christmas from sixty five until about seventy one gang activity you know. all time low because so many young people would join organizations like the student or they . already be. destroying black pride moved saw the development of dynamic african-american organizations committed to instigating change from within. five years like byrd and ron the power rather than other gangs were going along side groups like the black panthers and civic programs that range from free
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breakfast to neighborhood restoration to political activism a little. this new black power structure quickly found itself in the crosshairs of government agencies like the f.b.i. . according to recently declassified documents f.b.i. director j. edgar hoover bust a covert counterintelligence operation against the black panthers. organization he described as the greatest threat to the internal security of the country. they turn around and squash goes. from a slawson intent to chapter founder alpinist bunch e-card and john huggins were gunned down at a u.c.l.a. black student meeting while black panther founders huey newton and bobby seale
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faced arrest and limpy jail sentence. in a few short years many of america's most influential. black leaders either been incarcerated . or sas. they ran him down and chased him down a kind of down they murdered everybody they could and made their body else either go to exile or to lock them up in the penitentiary and when all that was over with a new element rose the color crips. you see. in the late one nine hundred sixty s. and the black top playgrounds of fremont high school emerged this new order led by south l.a. teenager raymond washington generally credited as the crips founding member. response number of rival gangs formed an alliance calling themselves bloods moniker
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adopted by african-american soldiers serving in vietnam. the opposing armies now in place battle flags were raised blue for crips and red for bullets. exactly which set our neighborhood true first black and white never be known. for the next four decades warring crips and bloods sets the car the streets of south l.a. into a grid of rival territories. and . today these fractured communities are home to five generations of urban soldiers. really from well from. the u.s. this out is where we go from a stall model kill or be killed. question
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go to any turf they cavity come across normandy you dot. com call vermont feel badly. wells gangbang of you well my little old come up with you come the mother when you don't know nobody mother again you got. west side of his bloods on the inside of us is crips just around in a box you know me surrounded by enemies six this is created over twenty years ago to where the geographics in the neighborhoods have been separated by gangs. certain streets certain alley certain stores certain schools served in parks or claim das turf. you can go it is guess it was guess no call. you can go to bed or what it is you want to own neighborhood.
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