When: August 1988
Where: Los Angeles, United States
Over the course of August 1988, “Operation Hammer” resulted in in dozens of families being left homeless after more than 80 officers raided apartment buildings in South LA. This event solidified the belief from minority communities in LA after years of aggressive uses of force by LA Police that LA Police were not being held accountable for their actions and abuses of power. These sentiments echoed through music at the time, including NWA’s famous “Fuck the Police” that has since been the go to protest song against police violence.
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