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Why people riot (hint: it’s not the video)

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In the summer of 1967 I worked as an intern in the office of the mayor of Detroit, and therefore was an eyewitness to the six-day riot that occurred in July and the official response thereto. Things got so bad that at one point I was, improbably, the third person in a meeting between Mayor Jerome Cavanagh and Governor George Romney.   From that experience I drew the following conclusion...

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