Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jew Without A Gun

Today I have found the blog of Robert J. Avrech, Hollywood screenwriter (Emmy award winning, no less): Seraphic Secret.

The current post -- hot-linked -- is titled Jew Without A Gun, and recounts his (and his family's) experience on the evening of the 1992 Rodney King riots in LA.

A good read, very well written.

LawDog

16 comments:

Lergnom said...

LD - I read Robert's story when he first posted it. It provided details of the '92 riots that I hadn't known before. Here's hoping that reading about it is all we have to do, going forward.

Stay safe

armedandsafe said...

Good Read.
Brings back memories of a rooftop,an 03A3 and surrounded by Koreans.

Anonymous said...

Riots scared the stuffing out of me back then... but the responsibility for my family led me to buy arms.

Ulises from CA

pdwalker said...

He's an excellent and thoughtful writer.

pdwalker said...

oh, and do take the time to read his "How I Married Karen" story. It's in his archives, or you can get his ebook.

Anonymous said...

I remember the govenor ordering the national guard to LA during the riots but alas they did not have any ammunition. Thanks for linking this LD.

Ben

Robert J. Avrech said...

Thanks so much for the link. And PD Walker, thanks so much for mentioning my eBook.

Old NFO said...

Very well written, and TRUTH... Sadly, many will ignore his post and say it's hype...

pax said...

I've been a fan of his for years. Check out http://www.seraphicpress.com/stalked/

pax

Scott said...

Yikes!

that's one hell of a close call, Robert. Glad you made it out intact.

gray girl said...

Thanks for this link. "Ban guns" = easy, plays to emotion, makes people feel good. "Identify and treat the rare but real mentally ill person" = hard, requires time, educated effort and money. Guess which side gets the media time.

TOTWTYTR said...

As armedandsafe mentioned and I remember,the Korean shopkeepers armed with AR15s holding off looters.

Said looters were specifically targeting Korean shopkeepers just as previous generations of looters targeted Jewish shopkeepers.

Firehand said...

Found his site a couple of years back; it's a very good piece.

Firehand said...

Ben, as I recall they originally had ammo. Then one night some jerk tried to run over two of the NG; they dodged, he turned around and came back. They dodged, he came back and that time they shot him.

The mayor of LA crapped his pants and demanded that the NG have all their ammo taken away, and it was.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, LD!

Retired Mustang said...

Well written. It makes a point that's hard to miss...unless you choose to do so. Sadly, many will choose to do just that.