There are some details and incidents about racial unrest recently here in the United States.
In April 1992, one of the nation’s largest bouts of racial violence came behind the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers who were videotaped beating unarmed Rodney King in April 1992. When that unrest subsided, 53 people had been killed and more than 2,000 had been injured. Property damage was estimated at $1 billion dollars or more.
Over the past 30 years, all hell has broken loose on numerous occasions, the most recent of course being the headline-grabbing racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Compared to previous incidents, Ferguson has been pretty rough both in terms of its duration and the number of arrests involved.
These racial unrest was roiled after 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed teen, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9.
If justice and fairness does not begin with the arrest of the police officer who killed Mike Brown, race riots might very well ensue again. Black males, who have recently been gunned down, wrestled down and/or killed by white men and/or white police officers who claim “reasonable fear” or “self-defense” as their defense, is becoming a weak or repeated cover.
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