Nation: RIOTS: THIS ONE WAS PLANNED

The riot that transfixed Cleveland last week was more ominous, in a sense, than any of the upheavals that have rent American cities in the hot summers of the '60s. In the stark statistics of death and destruction, it was less than cataclysmic. But all the other ghetto uprisings have been the result of chance or bad judgment, some random local incident or emotional shock, such as Martin Luther King's murder, that put the spark to the fuse. Cleveland's battle was planned.

The conflict erupted when one of the city's bright yellow tow trucks...

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