Listen: FRY, Officer, Elisha Mlk discussed on Assassinations
"Man in a pickup truck pulled up beside him the man alerted officer meniscus to a nineteen fifty five Buick ahead of them that was driving erratically meniscus turned on his siren and pulled the Buick over a twenty one year old black man named Marquette Frye, rolled down the driver's side window officer mnay could immediately tell he was drunk. He asked fry to exit the vehicle and perform sobriety test by then a crowd began to gather to see what the commotion was. But there was nothing to worry about fry was fully cooperating with the tests and his mood was light in spite of the circumstances, but the mood soured when Mike is told fry that he had failed the sobriety tests. And he would have to arrest him fried told his brother who had been in the car to run and get their mother. So she could claim the car. Before it was towed. Meanwhile, the crowd was growing officer meniscus. Suddenly felt nervous. He decided to call his partner to help control the situation. When fries mother arrived at the scene. She scolded her son for being drunk up to that point fry had been upbeat, but he suddenly became surly and uncooperative when the backup officers arrived even more onlookers circled around fry tried to take advantage of the chaos and disappear into the crowd. But one of the backup officers grabbed him another officer tried to hit fry in the arm with his baton, but missed and hit fry in the head fries mother and brother were furious and tried to wrestle fry out of the officers grip the crowd surrounding them now number close to one thousand people meniscus in his partner put fry and his family into their squad car and left the scene while they're backup. Tried to get the crowd. Disperse the dam burst. When one of the backup officers arrested a woman he claimed had spit on him as the officers. Sped away people through bottles and other items at the squad cars, the massive crowd broke off into smaller groups furious at what they believed was a clear case of police brutality this. She was reminiscent of the nineteen fifty seven Hinton Johnson incident when Malcolm galvanized Harlem's black community to ensure that a man who was brutally beaten by the police received proper treatment. But now, Malcolm was dead. And there was nobody to bring order to the chaos, nobody to give voice to the voiceless that night over seven thousand people took to the streets around seventy five people, including thirteen police officers were injured as writer smashed store windows and burn buildings along Avalon boulevard. The violence only grew from there. Air an innocent bystander was killed in a shootout between rioters and police and a firefighter was killed when the wall of a burning building collapsed on him with the situation spiraling out of control thirteen thousand nine hundred national guards, men were deployed in watts alongside an additional two thousand LAPD officers and sheriff's deputies as you can hear in this clip the national guard responded as if the city were a war front. Company going in with I people going up your premise and sat up a funny system. I want no man at any kind of loan. We get out of this. I want ban this. We mount the riots had a profound effect on Martin Luther King junior who's steadfast belief in non violent protests was starting to be shaken as the riots dragged into their six day. He knew he had to do something. But his voice wasn't loud enough to Pierce, the fog of violence before Malcolm died he and MLK had begun the early stages of working together to achieve civil rights reform with Malcolm softening stance on working with white people. The two were starting to find common ground with Malcolm. Now, gone MLK had no choice, but to turn to Elijah Muhammad for support he asked Elisa to issue, a joint public statement condemning the violence in watts but Elisa. Fused previously MLK had declined Elijah's requests to appear at savior's day events. And now Elisha wanted payback as far as Elisha. The watts riots were good thing they were assigned that his prophecy predicting the American government would fall by nineteen seventy was coming true, even without Elisha MLK. Call for peace was heard the watts riots ended after six days in total thirty four people lost their lives. One thousand thirty two were injured and three thousand five hundred were arrested two hundred buildings were destroyed with six hundred more severely damaged the riots.."