Michigan Riot: As Usual, a Story Lies Behind the Violence

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When Benton Harbor, Mich., erupted in violence this week, the trigger was ostensibly a high-speed police chase through a residential neighborhood.

But as with most riots, this is a story that goes much deeper than the immediate event that lit the fuse.

The Christian Science Monitor explores that backstory by comparing life in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, neighboring cities with little in common.

Link: http://csmonitor.com/2003/0620/p01s04-ussc.html

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