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I have often talked about the footage of Asian-Americans on the roof of a shop in the L.A. Riots of 1992, armed and defending their store. There is a whole backstory to it, regarding the way the riots hit that community, which I had not heard. I found it on Youtube just now so I thought I would post it here.

A reporter reflects on the events of 1992, 20 years later.

Koreatown during the 1992 riots - Rough Cuts - YouTube

Some of the original reporting on it, from 1992:

LA Riots - Armed store owners deter rioters - YouTube

Classic Los Angeles Riots Footage Armed Koreans - YouTube
 

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When the government fails (or refuses) to protect it's citizens, then the citizens must protect themselves.

I really think that the only way to stop a full blown riot is to start shooting. I know that sounds extreme, but I am talking about situations where there is widespread violence, arson and looting; where the number of "rioters" is many times the number of officers on the entire police or sheriff's office; where there has already been casualties and immense property damage.

I know that this will probably never become an official response to this kind of violence. But in areas hit by natural disaster, I have heard of "Looters Will Be Shot" policies.
 

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Pretty interesting,vaguely remember it more the reason RK?Also of interest while sorry for the mothers lost but with her son being 3rd gen and she 2nd why in the hell she not speaka English??Now does this play over again seeing how all the prosecution witness seem to be defense witnesses in the JZ/TM case?
 

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Javlin, there are three things to remember about the lady in the video. First, she was probably someone who emigrated to the US when an adult, which makes learning the language a bit tougher. Second, she has most likely lived most of her life in the US in an ethnically Korean area, where the Korean language is probably quite accepted, thus not having to use it as much as she might if in another area. Finally, she was under great emotional stress. So I'm not holding that against her too much, it wouldn't be the first time the first generation person didn't learn as much of the language as the second generation one in the family did. (Indeed, the second generation folks often become interpreters of a sort for their parents and other older family members.)

As for the Martin stuff, I remember around the time of the initial shooting and arrest there was some violence in different places. With the stories being posted on the internet about threats and the like if Zimmerman is acquitted, or threats related to the trial in general, I'm hoping it is all Twitter bravado and internet hype. It has however made me wonder if violence could break out in multiple locations for whatever reason, which made me think of the last major time I could remember that something in that vein went down.

I find myself agreeing with IrishCop's synopsis of riot protocol, but wonder if politics would cause problems in American cities with doing it, as I suspect happened in L.A. in 1992. (For what it's worth, I felt bad for King, but the extent of the riots, murder and assaults was inexcusable.)
 

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My answer to stop riots was to spray a street with a few bursts of quad 50's.
Nobody appreciated it.
 

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"Dust off, nuke them from orbit; it's the only way to be sure.";):twisted:
 

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ExSarge; All,

IF I was in charge, I'd use the same technique as we used "way down south" to STOP rioting/looting/"small unit" attacks. = Three lines of MPs with pump riot-guns loaded with buckshot and "rolling volleys" of buckshot.
(Want a "training film" on HOW to do that, watch the 1964 movie ZULU with Michael Caine & Stanley Baker. = A British Army Warrant Officer was the "technical expert" on the movie & he KNEW how to do that technique from the guerrilla war in Malaysia.)

yours, sw
 

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I'd much prefer divisions of troops with fixed bayonets. Give the rioters three choices.

1.) Disperse immediately

2.) Get down on their knees with their hands on their head for apprehension.

3.) Volunteer bayonet dummy.


In order to quell any calls of Racism be sure to use Troops of African Decent on the bayonet line.

I'm sorry to say that I am really sick of "mob rule" in some parts of the country. In those places the word of Law has no meaning to the populace. If said populace will not respond to the word of law I wonder how they would enjoy the law of the Jungle applied to them?
 
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