Riots

Unrest in the city of Charlotte, NC came the other day in the wake of the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott at 4 o’clock in the afternoon in an apartment complex parking lot. According to police he was armed but family members that were there video taping the event, says that was not […]

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In a recent article for American Banker titled Lessons from Baltimore: ‘Middle-Class Folks Don’t Riot,’ John Hope Bryant, President and CEO of Operation Hope, wrote: “Our goal as…

  Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were eerily quiet early Wednesday as residents obeyed an all-night curfew enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen.…

  Rev. Jamal Bryant, the pastor who delivered the eulogy at Freddie Gray’s funeral — which preceded riots throughout Baltimore — says the violent scenes…

  On May 11, 1970, the city of Augusta, Ga., was rocked by a race riot sparked by a prison killing of a mentally handicapped…

Call them riots or civil insurrections, when a disenfranchised population is triggered by an event that symbolizes their shared grievances, the consequences can be the unleashing of years of suppressed frustration and rage. While it is common for governments to blame the rioters, a detailed look at the causes show that the law and law […]

Twenty years ago today, rioting in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn shed light on state of black-Jewish relations in a city where both communities vie for influential shares of everything from political influence to real estate. A once power alliance that helped institute dramatic change during the Civil Right Era took an abrupt turn […]

I wrote this article in January of 2009, but felt it was relevant again due to the riots in London and other cities in the U.K. As we can see in the article, the riots in the U.K. should be of no surprise, as history shows us that poverty, discrimination, unemployment and police brutality often […]

Three British Asians were killed Tuesday night in Birmingham by a speeding car, amid riots that have spread across the United Kingdom. RELATED: What Sparked The London Riots? So-called copycat violence, looting and arson erupted last night in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Salford, Nottingham and elsewhere. Reports say the three were on the streets to protect […]

A black man convicted in the death of a white Jewish scholar during race riots in the 1990s has been stabbed in the head with an ice pick in a possible road rage attack, police say.