THE LONG HOT SUMMER
I remember the Watts riots in Los Angeles in August of 1965, triggered when a white California Highway Patrolman pulled over and arrested, a Marquette Frye, a young African American motorist on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The riots led to 34 deaths, more than 1,000 injuries, and more than $40 million in property damage. In the course of six days, about 30,000 adults participated in the riots. Is this what we have in store for us this summer? Along with the coronavirus?