Strongest of the riot's many causes was a sense of injustice
To some Negroes police have come to symbolize white power, white racism and white repression.
And the fact is that many police do reflect and express these white attitudes. The atmosphere of hostility and cynicism is reinforced by a widespread belief among Negroes in the existence of police brutality and in a double standard of justice and protectionone for Negroes and one for whites. The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1968
The pages of the once celebrated report pinpointing the causes of...