Riots broke out in London and other parts of England last week. The evident catalyst was the controversial killing by police of Mark Duggan; but, as with the Rodney King beating that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, it's unlikely that one small event could have caused so much fury and violence.
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via Clayton Patterson's FootageOn August 6, 1988, police clashed with protesters in Tompkins Square Park in a riot that lasted early into the next morning. People had gathered in Tompkins to protest the city's proposed 1 a.m. curfew, which Mayor Koch said would clean up the "cesspool" of a pa ... More >>
As the wave of unrest roils through the Middle East, news organizations like the New York Times have been scrambling to get information out of places where reporters are scarce. For news from Bahrain, the paper of record has frequently relied on Maryam Alkhawaja, a 23-year-old human rights ac ... More >>
via the Post Lemrick NelsonThe man who stabbed and killed a Hasidic student 19 years ago in the Crown Heights race riots was stabbed in the head with an ice pick on Sunday. Some might say karma was inescapable for Lemrick Nelson, who police think was driving on the George Washington Bridge wh ... More >>
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April 4, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 25
Keeping the Cops From Rioting
by Nat Hentoff
As Don McNeill's story in last week's Voice made clear -- much, much clearer than any of the writing in the Times on the event -- members of the police force ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJuly 23, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 40'Tear Down the Ghetto'The weekend riots in Harlem produced no discernible "white backlash" in Greenwich Village. Members of the Village Independent Democrats managed to raise more than $1000 on street corners and in ... More >>