Motorcyclist Death In Chase Sparks Michigan Riots

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Benton Harbor, Mich., has had two nights of riots after a 28-year-old man died when he crashed his motorcycle while fleeing police early Monday. The governor has declared a state of emergency. Rioters in the city of 12,000 set fire to five buildings and five cars, shot one person in the shoulder and have beaten and stabbed others. About 150 state troopers and 100 other police officers used tear gas and other non-lethal methods to stop the violence by about 4 a.m. Wednesday.


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