Wednesday, July 12, 2017

BREAKING: Newark riots, 50 years later: Is Trump right that inner cities are 'hell'?

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  On July 12, 1967, an unfounded rumor in Newark, New Jersey, that a man had died in police custody led to five nights of looting, arson and gunfire. More than 1,400 were arrested, 26 died and the city's Central Ward was left in ruins. People disagree whether to call what happened that July a "riot," a "rebellion" or a "disturbance.'' But this much is clear: The anniversary is both a reminder of how much worse some things were, and of how bad some still are.

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