In 1965 the town of Watts, CA suffered a serious riot. The entire account can be found on "Wikipedia". An excerpt states:
"The Watts Riots (or Watts Rebellion) took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 17, 1965. The six-day riot resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage."
From an historical viewpoint, we see a riot ignited by racial tensions and at least some certain injustices:
"These racial injustices caused Watts' African American population to explode on August 11, 1965 in what would become the Watts Rebellion"
When the riot is examined, we see people who felt that they were not being dealt with justly and not being treated equally under the law. Likewise, they believed that they were being persecuted and treated without respect because of race.
While the author understands the complaints and in no way disputes the fact that such a predjudicial and unequal enviornment existed, he must ask the question, "Is this the way Americans are supposed to deal with their greivences?". Do we riot, loot, and burn the town down because we are not getting relief from the government or society in general? Do we kill in the name of "justice"? Do we steal in the name of "equality"?. Do we teach others a lesson and prejudge them by indiscrminently torching their business when, in fact, they may be entirely innocent of any predjudice at all? Do we then use snipers to ward off the Fire Department2 who are there to preserve lives, homes, and business? Is it acceptable that to also indiscriminently beat and maim others because of their race while pretending not to know that you are guilty of the same presumed racism as those you are beating?
In 1967, the city of Cinninati, OH, experienced a race-related riot not unlike the recent Watts riot. A partial account from "Wikipedia" states:
"Crowds filled the streets and threw bottles and firebombs at businesses. The Ohio National Guard was called in to restore order. One person died and there were 404 arrests."
Only a year later, we not only see rioting in Cincinnati again, we see that the riot was for something gravely different: "Further riots broke out in Avondale after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader, in April 1968. A mob smashed store windows and looted the stores or burned the merchandise. The Ohio National Guard was called to restore peace in Avondale. Two people were killed, at least 220 injured and 260 arrested during two nights of violence".
In this instance, we have people who are rioting for something other than perceived injustices. Here, it's obvious that there will be no remonstration and no expectation of benefiting from their actions; the rioting is retaliatory. The violence is to get back at someone else or others and it's a "hell to pay" payback. This dynamic will become the standard for those (blacks) in the future who have any particular grievence(s).
Cincinnati was not alone in being struck by a riot:
"The 1967 Detroit riot, also known as the 12th Street riot, was a violent (emphisis by the author) public disorder that turned into a civil disturbance in Detroit, Michigan, US. It began on a Saturday night in the early-morning hours of July 23, 1967. The precipitating event was a police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar then known as a blind pig, on the corner of 12th (today Rosa Parks Boulevard) and Clairmount streets on the city's Near West Side. Police confrontations with patrons and observers on the street evolved into one of the deadliest and most destructive riots in United States history, lasting five days and surpassing the violence and property destruction of Detroit's 1943 race riot".
In 1992 this "we'll make you pay" scenario surfaced again and in full in Los Angeles. Again, refereing to "Wikipedia": "The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, also known as the 'Rodney King Riots', the 'South Central Riots', the 1992 'Los Angeles Civil Disturbance', and the '1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest', were a race riot and the subsequent lootings, arsons and civil disturbance that occurred in Los Angeles, California in 1992 following the acquittal of police officers on trial regarding a videotaped, and widely covered police brutality incident. They were the largest riots seen in the United States since the 1960s and the worst in terms of death toll after the New York City draft riots in 1863".
Continuing: "Widespread looting, assault, arson and murder occurred during the riots, and estimates of property damages topped one billion dollars. The rioting ended after soldiers from the California Army National Guard, along with U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton were called in to stop the rioting after the local police could not handle the situation. In total, 53 people were killed during the riots and over two thousand people were injured".
Because people felt that someone else of their race had been dealt with unjustly, they were justified in taking up the cause and found no restrictions in killing, stealing, and destroying anything and everything in their path. It takes only a moment to see a frightening escalation of the payback dynamic.
History has taken due note that the rioters, killers, looters, thugs, and robbers are almost 100% black and that nearly all of them escaped prosecution or any other accountability under the law. The message was clear: we're the big bullies on the block and you will do what we say or we will make you pay. A dangerous tacit understanding was: "... and the police will do nothing to stop us". Unless private citizens protected their property, law enforcement (by and large) stood silently by and allowed blacks to kill, steal, and destroy.completely unhindered in the slightest.
We've been speaking about the rank and file black citizens so far as being lawless and without regard for integrity. But, how about the blacks in postions of leadership and government? Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Then, there's Jesse Jackson Jr. Jackson, the son of black civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., pleaded guilty this year to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.
Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-LA) is also a black leader. He was convicted of 11 counts of bribery and sentenced to 13 years in prison on November 13, 2009
Rep. Frank W. Ballance, Jr. a black former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 2003 to 2004, representing North Carolina's 1st congressional district. In 2004, Ballance pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering, and was sentenced to four years in prison, two years supervised release, and fined $10,0007
Melvin "Mel" Reynolds is a black former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois. He resigned from Congress after a conviction for statutory rape.
Walter Rayford Tucker III is a black former U.S. Democratic Congressman from California. Tucker resigned from Congress on December 15, 1995, due to scandals involving accepting and demanding bribes while mayor of Compton. Tucker was sentenced to 27 months in prison in 1996 for extortion and tax evasion.
In March of 2013 former Detroit black mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of corruption charges and sent to jail to await his prison sentence.
Former Washington DC black mayor, Marion Barry, was videotaped smoking crack cocaine and arrested by FBI officials on drug charges. Barry served six months in a federal prison.
While corruption is hardly limited to blacks, we need to make note of the lawlessness that seems to pervade the black culture as a whole (many obvoius and distinguished exceptions, of course). This will factor in greatly in this discussion.