We do not have sufficient grounds to reject the reality that these issues still exist in our times. Local police barricaded parts of Coconut Grove to warn motorists away from the area, as drivers had reported having rocks thrown at them. Yet another important aspect that we could get from the articles above is that planting of evidence is not acceptable. This, apparently, was not enough for the jury. I voted for Barach Obama in the last presidential election because he is absolutely brilliant. The McDuffie Riots 25 Years Later. If that is of no avail I will take another and yet another.
Penney left the community without major retail shops. Shortly after, more businesses were razed to make way for the construction of Metrorail tracks along Northwest 27th Avenue. The gatherings quickly escalated into a riot, and cars were burned — some with people inside. Witnesses described the officers as fighting to take turns for a shot at McDuffie. If the mariel boat lift occurred three weeks prior to the riots how the hell did us cubans take your jobs. She covers the Ashley gang of the 1900s the same way she did the cocaine wars of the 1980s.
Bricks began to fly, police cars began being overturned and burned. He said that since 1973, the four had been cited in 47 citizen complaints and 13 internal affairs probes. It is just that the officers did not exercise that right because they were hungry of beating anybody. After the internal inquiry was over, it became apparent that what happened to McDuffie was no accident. And so the riots in 1980 were on. It was her articles that made me realize how crazy and unique Miami can be as a city. If you let the past keep you in the past then stay in the past my friend.
Kristen The Soldier at the top right is me. We just have to do our best to keep it under control. The lil man at Harvard was belligerent and had to be arrested. The six officers were fired less than a month later. Two hours 45 minutes later, the jury finds Marrero, Evans, Watts and Diggs not guilty. He says he realized how terrible things had become when he heard someone whistle when a white couple drove by and then watched a mob shower rocks down on their sedan and drag the couple out of the stopped car and through the street. The lead prosecutor of the case was , later the U.
Many black people lost their jobs and housing. So you can blame Bad cops for being bad. You were busy in the military traveling. When you point your finger at someone. She was cut and bleeding all over the place from small cuts from shards of glass, but luckily not seriously hurt. He now does extensive community work with the poor and minorities around South Florida. What is in the mind of those officers? I am only reporting the story as told to me by the person who was involved in it, the administrator that I mentioned.
The officers were charged for beating McDuffie, and for planting of evidences. He may have saved her life. He led police on an eight-minute high-speed chase through residential streets at speeds of over eighty miles per hour. The dream of having a job and a decent place to live never becomes a reality for many inner city blacks. I see ur name revy rev,,,you must be one of the many black clergy posers getting cash off the hood…. National news carried the image across the globe. I now try to listen to all of her interviews as I find her so very entertaining spunky and gorgeous.
He said that Marrero struck McDuffie with a flashlight. I have an relative that was caught up on the first day of the riot. The coroner's report concluded that he had suffered multiple. Years of rebuilding efforts would bring about only faltering change in the areas worst hit. Black people are not fairly treated by the courts and are punished more severely than white people. The gouged the road with a tire iron to look like bike tracks and threw the victims watch down a gutter.
This was perhaps the worst possible thing a White person could do in Liberty City at that particular moment. The federal government declared Miami a disaster area, and authorized the release of funds to allow the city to rebuild. The Miami Black community, long abused and neglected by civic leaders who, among other things, placed I-95 straight through the cultural center of their neighborhoods, was getting angrier by the day. Up the road, the looted Pantry Pride supermarket is an empty shell, gone. The Miami Fraternal Order of Police had threatened a walkout unless the officers were reinstated.