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For the mission in GTA Vice City, see Riot (GTA VC).
Sweet: "Ain't nobody gonna be riotin' in my hood!"
Cesar: "I don't know about that, holmes. Look. The whole city is going up. People are fucking pissed off about this."
―Sweet Johnson and Cesar Vialpando discussing the repercussions of Frank Tenpenny's acquital

Riot is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that protagonist Carl Johnson performs independently at Madd Dogg's Crib in Mulholland, Los Santos, San Andreas.

Mission

Frank Tenpenny, along with Eddie Pulaski, has finally been charged with racketeering, corruption, narcotics and sexual assault. The whole gang, composed of Carl, Cesar, The Truth, Kendl, Maccer, Sweet and Madd Dogg, are gathered in Dogg's living room, watching the news coverage of the trial. Whilst the reported is being aired, Sweet claims that Tenpenny will get 20 years, but Cesar disagrees, claiming that police officers usually get off lightly in the justice system. In the background, the report mentions retracted witness statements and the disappearance of officer Jimmy Hernandez and Pulaski, who is believed to be on the run. A few moments later, the reporters exit the courtroom and Tenpenny's lawyer reads out a statement revealing that the district attorney has cleared Tenpenny of all charges due to a lack of evidence, essentially allowing Tenpenny to walk away a free man and to continue his unlawful actions with the support of the LSPD behind him.

Tenpenny's acquittal causes public outrage and the city erupts into rioting. Sweet is determined that there will be no rioting in Grove Street and asks Carl to take him back. Carl and Sweet drive through Los Santos, avoiding the rioting that has erupted around them. Once back in Grove Street, Sweet plans to "lock down the hood", while Carl says he is going to explore the city and see what is going on.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Drive back to Grove Street

Reward

There is no reward for this mission, though the mission Los Desperados is unlocked.

Transcript

Transcript
Madd Dogg's Crib. Carl, Kendl, Sweet, Madd Dogg, Maccer and The Truth are watching the news on television.
Carl Hey, be quiet, be quiet.
Maccer C'mon you bunch of wankers, this is unbearable!
Carl Man shut up!
Reporter Officers Eddie Pulaski and Frank Tenpenny, both hard-working members of a community policing unit, have been charged with racketeering, corruption, narcotics and sexual assault.
Kendl They brought it on themselves.
The Truth That bastard cost me my farm. And he hogged the bong.
Reporter ...conspired to kill fellow officer Ralph Pendelbury, who had threatened to turn state's evidence, and who was then found shot dead in a supposedly unrelated gang incident...
Sweet I'd say 20 years.
Cesar Try five years. Cops always get off easy.
Kendl Yeah, I heard that.
Reporter ..retracted witness statements, and now the disappearance of fellow officer Jimmy Hernandez, and Officer Pulaski himself, believed to be on the run...Oh wait, they're exiting the courtroom now!
Kendl That bastard Pulaski will probably turn up dead, just like the rest of them.
Carl Listen, listen.
Lawyer ...of the lack of evidence against my client, the district attorney's office has seen fit to drop all charges...
Sweet What?!
Kendl That's bullshit.
The Truth You see? You can't trust the system, man!
Reporter ...surprise decision is wholly unprecedented...
Sweet Oh man, there just ain't no JUSTICE!
Maccer I know, I've been arrested numerous times for totally natural behavior!
Reporter ...Los Santos will burn tonight!
Sweet Ain't nobody gonna be rioting in my hood!
Cesar moves to the window and the group follow him.
Cesar I don't know about that holmes. Look. The whole city is going up. People are fucking pissed off about this.
Carl People don't know what they want. We're all being used.
The Truth You see, man? It's always the same, friend. Power systems corrupt everyone.
Sweet Look, I say we go secure the hood, we ain't getting shit together so some idiot can burn it down.
Carl and Sweet leave the mansion and head towards Sweet's car.
Carl Shit's real fucked up, man.
Sweet Yeah, but we gonna handle this ourselves.
Carl and Sweet get in the car and drive to Grove Street.
Sweet There ain't no justice, man. How does scum like Tenpenny stay on the streets?
Carl Man, I dunno, just the way shit stacked I guess.
Sweet Man this is fucked up. We should take that bastard down ourselves.
Carl And we will Sweet.
Sweet So who's the weird Brit?
Carl What? Oh, Maccer! He got a little problem he can't control.
Sweet What kind of problem?
Carl He can't stop, you know, giving himself a little bit.
Sweet What, you mean he likes to consult Professor Hans Jerkov?
Carl Yeah, regularly.
Sweet Spank the monkey?
Carl Yeah!
Sweet Take Palm-ela out?
Carl Quit it!
Sweet Burp the worm?
Carl Enough man!
Carl and Sweet drive through Downtown Los Santos.
Carl Shit, look at this place, even old ladies robbing shit!
Sweet I guess it's better than staying home and watching the shopping channel.
Carl Yeah, go out there and get yourself a bargain!
Carl and Sweet drive through Glen Park.
Carl Shit man, people real mad! Tenpenny's responsible for ALL of this. As if the ghetto ain't wrecked enough. Come tomorrow, most of the Central's gonna have new TVs.
Sweet Look at them, like angry kids or some shit! They just tearing up their own neighborhoods! Nothing good is gonna come of this.
Carl and Sweet drive through Idlewood.
Sweet Everything's burning. Put your foot down! Man the ghetto's tearing itself apart!
Carl and Sweet arrive at Sweet's House in Grove Street.
Sweet I'm gonna gather up some homies, and get the hood locked down.
Carl You need anything, give me a call. I'm gonna check out the city and see what I can see.
Sweet You be careful out there CJ.
Sweet gets out of the car and heads inside his house.

Video Walkthroughs

Trivia

  • The riots are based on the Los Angeles riots that occurred in 1992 (the same year San Andreas is set), similarly provoked after the trial of the police officers who used excessive force against Rodney King.
  • This is the last chance to get The Truth's Mothership Camper. It is parked at Madd Dogg's Crib next to Cesar's Savanna and Sweet's Greenwood. To obtain it, just steal it then save it in a garage and complete the mission. The other way is on the mission Are You Going to San Fierro? and Black Project.
  • Despite using Sweet's Greenwood to travel back to Grove Street from Madd Dogg's Crib, another Greenwood will spawn parked outside his house when Carl and Sweet arrive in Grove Street.
  • If the player fails the mission, the rioting will still continue, because they are programmed to begin once the opening cutscene ends.
  • If the render distance is low enough, cars may spawn very quickly in front of CJ and Sweet. Sometimes, the cars may explode randomly (due to the riots) and in the worst case, kill Sweet and CJ ending the mission in a fail.

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