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Old 06-18-2008, 12:05 PM
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there aint been a catalyst as of late...

the last mini riot was the lakers related ones. but those were isolated disturbnaces. nothing major.

not that there is ever a "reason" to riot, but there really hasnt been a reason to.

if there was ever guna be one it would have been after the macarthur park mess on mayday. but nothing happened. so much for "aztlaners".

boy, the paranoia is truly laughable sometimes...

i prefer to stay riot free tho. no more ash raining down please.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:08 PM
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That riot was related to a perceived injustice and the fact that there was video of the "crime" that could be played over and over again.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:18 PM
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Originally Posted by BRinSM View Post
The point is to make a change. Africa is fighting a losing battle with poverty/AIDS/starvation/civil wars. We are all fighting a losing battle with oil prices. The states bordering Mexico are fighting a losing battle with immigration. Should we just call it quits and give up? I don't think that this reflects the America that anyone of us was raised in or wants to be a part of.
I'll tell you what: you tell me a productive solution that has a real chance of success, not a guarantee of success, but a real chance of success, and I'll put 100% into it. Otherwise, what's the point?
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:54 PM
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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I thought part of the problem was,

-Economic, the recession of the early 90's

-The LAPD's excessive force, racial profiling and distrust of them

-The Rodney King video

-And didn't a Korean shop owner kill a black kid (boy or girl), a couple months before that. I don't remember the sentence, but that was part of the spark for the black rioters vs the korean shop owners. I remember the Korean liquor store owners, etc with shotguns on the roof of their businesses.

It seems like since then, LA has been one big party (whether that's good or bad I don't know). There are more foreigners now than then. Huge increase in the rich and poor.

There's alot of new money and new glitz (Rick Caruso lifestyle money, with the Americana or Grove). And downtown.

If you could have predicted all this, I would have thought no way does it stay together.
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:50 PM
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these days, i think people in south LA neighborhoods are too concerned about the all the stinking garbage and dead livestock to worry about the police. i know i would be.

Illegal dumping plagues some Los Angeles neighborhoods - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-dumping16-2008jun16,0,494575.story - broken link)
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:50 PM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Originally Posted by John23 View Post
-Wages are nowhere near where they were then.
Yes, they are higher.

CARPE DIEM: Real Hourly Compensation Has Increased

By the way, it is estimated that Mexico has about nine or ten years of oil remaining. You think immigration problems are bad now (bad enough to be banned as a topic on the California and Los Angeles City Data forums)

Mexico, one of the world's biggest oil producers, is running out - International Herald Tribune

OIL-MEXICO: MEXICO RAPIDLY EXHAUSTING ITS OIL RESERVES. Industry & Business Article - Research, News, Information, Contacts, Divisions, Subsidiaries, Business Associations
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:27 PM
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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The demographic shift in LA since the 92 Riots has been one of the reasons that there hasn't been an uprising as of yet. Many of the Blacks that were living in South Central LA at that time have left inner city LA for Palmdale/Lancaster, Riverside/SanBernardino, Atlanta, Las Vegas, DFW, etc. The population that has begun to take over those areas vacated by "Black Flight" have yet to see their own "Rodny King" incident. However, they are attempting to hasten the "Black Flight" movement with an extermination of sorts. Sad but true...and finally acknowledged by the powers that be.
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