What starts a riot? When L.A. burned 20 years ago, many blamed the Rodney King beating, but many also blamed poverty and lack of upward mobility. If that’s the case, as many experts suggest it is, then that’s especially scary. Because poverty still runs rampant in L.A.
It has been nearly one year since Mark Duggan was shot by police in the U.K., sparking national outrage leading to London’s 2011 riots. Investigators just announced that they will postpone the full investigation into Duggan’s death. No matter what country, Black men are in danger.