Nation: Black Rage in New Jersey

Like summer lightning, racial riots flashed across the North once again last week, this time striking two New Jersey industrial centers.

Trouble erupted first in Paterson, a city of 146,000 people (one-sixth of them Negroes), when a pack of carousing teen-agers in the slum Fourth Ward began pelting passing police cars with bottles and rocks. Soon hundreds of Negroes were racing through the streets, smashing windows and hurling debris at police. Almost simultaneously, 20 miles south of Paterson, hit-and-run bombers in Elizabeth, a city of 110,000 people (with 20,000 Negroes), pitched Molotov cocktails into three taverns. Before long, hundreds of Negroes were...

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