Tracking shot of a run down neighborhood/slum. A shoddy wood slat fence separates the houses from the sidewalk. A man throws white powder at a wall with graffiti. Shot of several children sitting on a dirty mattress in a small room with peeling wallpaper. Shots of a bathroom and a kid opening an empty refrigerator. Interview with a young man. Shot of a hole in the ceiling of a bathroom and debris covering the floor. Footage of a police leading a man through an unruly crowd. H. Rap Brown with a bandage on his head makes a speech to the crowd, saying "I say violence is necessary. Violence is a part of America’s culture. It is as American as cherry pie. America has taught the black people to be violent. We will use this violence to rid ourselves of oppression, if necessary. We will be free through whichever means necessary." Shots of a Jeep filled with American Soldiers riding through the street at night. A fire truck sprays water at an apartment fire. Shots of police officers arresting several men. Police search a car. Footage of more fires and looting.