tv [untitled] January 20, 2013 5:30pm-6:00pm EST
there's a war going on and sausage pretty much. on script and books will be more than thirty odd years one of the longest one in more than a history of this country. and can always be someone outside is ready to kill me because of where i'm going to take over here in q one of them make a movie you want us to live reborn until you came god run away or get out of the water i don't want to hear it over the past twenty years alone in l.a. county there's been over fifteen thousand game related that. if you had fifteen thousand people killing each other in any other country there would be diplomats there would be mediators that would go to the un. have been a good album born in a downgrade and i'm a die and. out until my destiny a destination showed. up
. 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 the concrete ribbons of freeway. two miles to the west is a pacific coast highway and the beach is that among. five most of the north jewel deal drive in beverly hills. seven miles to the east to corner of hollywood by twenty five miles south of those orange county and disneyland. surrounded by the california dream this region a school meg's. on its streets there. 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 whose bloody forty year feud has taken five times as many lives as the long running sectarian conflict in northern ireland and whose devastating body count continues today. but in south los angeles. life wasn't always this way. 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 good boy scouts of america. my mother take me up to the scout to be good you're robert plant where the original bill if one thousand nine hundred thirty three to nine hundred eighty three parked in our neighborhood right there 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 troupe. today's day be prepared do a good turn daily the scout is is trustworthy loyal friend it could just kind of be careful brave clean and referee the that's the boy scouts of america bunch of races . with names like the businessmen gladiators and sausage black teenagers began forming their own street trying to turn us. i'm able to it
was situated in an area where we were assigned and designated pollution won't allow for the sixty second to open call slots and that's where the name comes from. slawson evolved into what many consider to be a lease first modern african-american game. but we never called ourselves that that was something that the city and the police would describe the same we were clubs. what drew me to sloths and was that they mirrored who i was and it made one feel like one had some status and you had an identity and identity that you didn't have anywhere else. the sense of family there's a sense of acceptance you also have
a way to wilson power because now you've got numbers. in those days we give you a no point when i look at. code you had to be there because everybody else in town knew but here with. this occurred how good are those things i say these days why do i say i would be cheering here in atlanta we're back to the studio here with your sled burns off. before we. just what we call wolf and oh you know what the i was going to behave this one simple and easy as you know if you look at the somebody some time i'm getting phone. it wasn't really about destroying somebody just a competitive day and you know just competing with each other. this
time of produce all the time. my mother. always said you know what did you do just as i don't do anything you know see people including parents could not believe that the man just not a lot of. young black men in this society have always been represented as the most threatening figures cross the border. there viewed as being people who. will commit crimes. from one hundred fifty to one nine hundred sixty six the los angeles police department was commanded by chief william park. she barbara ran a police department like a military unit and the people who boarded brought us were black residents we've got it up there are far. bigger and proud but not that hard to get out
and so the cops were treating these young black men as though they were enemies as they were in warfare to get your. way 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 southgate you couldn't go there you had cops they didn't want you there and blacks that danes to cross the line were quickly put in place by police officers. one time i was walking down the street on seventy seventh and central and the man said hey you. i heard that i care for you say you in a random occurred just got
a currency didn't you hear it's called you so heard say you but my name is not you so you know get up against the wall and such a soul and it look like i've been robbed. that's why 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 dark a few were in theory and should be treated as such. and after a while you begin to internalize this and you develop a deep seeded self hatred. because you see yourself as having almost no value. 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 mean
a damn thing is where i came from. where you go. people ask me what are you doing here you go anywhere and ask anybody else what they do and. you stop and ask anybody else in a society why do you exist. got to stay out of sand and you got the nerve to ask me that all day every day what do you think that does to me psychologically what does it tell me what message there might be and fear every day so you know understand it in every case feed me a spoon for the hatred. every day that's my doc spoonful the hatred. you see. pan it's just a question of when is this going to erupt and upon whom is it going to erupt i will attack myself and my going to tag my brother you understand my point tak my own image you know i'm going to eventually attack. the cause of my anger
and my frustration. at seven pm on aug eleventh one thousand and sixty five in the corners of a hundred sixteenth and avalon twenty one year old watts resident market fry was pulled over by the california highway patrol on suspicion of drunk driving a routine traffic stop until police insisted on impounding fries car despite being less than two blocks from home fries mother alone the car 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 friday his mother rena and brother ron were all taken into custody. the squad cars rolled away but the crowd continue to swell as one of the incidents swept through the neighborhood when i walked up one hundred
fifty to now would not draw as 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 minute. wealthy british style. markets. can't. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cars a report on.
go in. there's the morning dawn tense but relatively quiet. at two pm 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 if i think that we must stay off the streets i think the civil rights dr in america have demonstrated that islands 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 it not what you like not. this week the negro people down here have got. to suck it up we know it's real and you can sell it you greater than living it show that it doesn't work it doesn't destroy. it in the press as we would take to be.
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. where black men are lynched with regularity. and so from their perspective los angeles looks wonderful there 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 teach you to keep. crowds of topic and americans again filled the streets. but this time over two hundred feet and deputy sheriff talks. so here we are in a crowd at night when. things in such disarray and we're facing cops in the street
. and they went to move the crowd back. so when we move forward. and so you're looking at one of the. the and you're reading people in the body language that says it's going buddha. and they fired from around. the zone now. please. 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. led to the call of the right to look. we we don't.
see it as guerrilla warfare but the reason that you can't say it is because of the so-called better intelligence to be spread to some of the of. 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 then it probably is sixteen thousand national guard. little national guard particulars honestly trying to engage in civilian crowd completely at least. at that point they point to the other words which was the iron fist the hour. and
a vis the 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 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 wife is worth all of your a case of beer. that is to say people were being killed for what can retrospect one of the most trivial of offensive. cruelty and did not mind anything because we're talking about desperate people we're talking about people who have nothing to see
no hope. this is a memo along los alamos with which we're confronted and of the only thing they understand is farce. that's been the lun 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. you say need a massive my life is of no value how can your property and your society how can
a civilization how can any of them or 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. all my life i was rejected before i was born and the most reject nothing is open to me. and every time i knock on a door and get rejected takes a little something out of. the fact it took them a ship down from a barbecue ship down 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.
such. a thing of the rebellion represented for us it was a real fix celery purchased from sixty five until about seventy one gang activity you know. all time low the so many young people with joining organizations like the student or their family already. destroying black pride movement saw the development of dynamic african-american organizations committed to instigating change from within. the former street fighters like byrd and ron now for the power rather than other gangs were going along side groups like the black panthers and civic programs that
range from free breakfast to neighborhood restoration to political activism. or leave. 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 those. from us last in intend to chapter founder alpinist bunchy card and john huggins were gunned down at a u.c.l.a.
black student meet while black panther found issue a new and bobby seale 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 a murdered everybody they could and made their body else either go to exile or to lock them up in a penitentiary and when all that was over with a new development rose the call the 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 quoted as the crips founding member. response number of rival gangs formed an alliance calling themselves bloods moniker
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 place and why you never be known. for the next four decades boring crips and bloods sets the car the streets of south l.a. into a grid of rival territories. today these fractured communities are home to five generations of carbon soldiers. really from well from. us the side is where we come from as a stall model kill or be killed.
plus you go to any time they'd have to come across normandy you dot. com call them are still baffled. when i was going to interview while the mother would roll down the model to become the mother when you don't know nobody mother again you die. west side of his blood on the inside of us is crips just around in a box you know i mean surrounded by insects this was 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 serve the parks were claimed as 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.
you got some of action when you fall and you would tell them you know i from nowhere home you can all say but you got some of the action she just blow your head off just because we. face way you for. me. the situation. just. as other girls in other projects is me and i just want to go see me. there are twelve cities in the united states in which half of the people with hiv aids lives. with