Benton Harbor Riots Bring Changes But Some Residents Remain Unimpressed

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At first glance, the little riot that erupted in Benton Harbor, Mich., this summer after a motorcyclist was killed in a police chase might seem like a long-awaited blessing for this forgotten ghetto tucked among the beach resorts on the southeast shore of Lake Michigan, The New York Times reports. The two months since the two nights of violence that left 12 buildings torched have brought a flood of good-news announcements: $500,000 from the state to create summer jobs for teenagers; the renovation by the Whirlpool Corporation of a decades-empty department store, bringing 150 workers . . .

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