Monday, May 16, 2005

It's worth reading this column by Marvin Dunn, part of The Miami Herald's commemoration of the 1980 riots following the acquittal of police accused of beating Arthur McDuffie to death several months earlier. Dunn, a college professor and community leader, was there during the riots and saw two men barbarously attacked, helped save people from the mob, and tried to get help from the police. It's a shocking tale and one that is hard to believe happened here. Mob's rage erupted into a killing frenzy. I arrived in Miami later that year and read all the coverage of the riots over the years as I went through the clippings in The Herald's library, as well as Prof. Dunn's book on the riots. But I never read such a chilling account.


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