Benton Harbor riots
The city of Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA has had two major riots in recent times.
In June 2003, residents of Benton Harbor rioted for two days when black motorcyclist Terrance Shurn, being chased by a mixed-race police officer, crashed into a building and died. Five homes were set on fire, and about 300 state troopers and law enforcement personnel from neighboring communities came to Benton Harbor to stabilize the situation. Many saw the riots as a sign of frustration from the mostly black youth population.
Benton Harbor also experienced rioting in 1960, 1967, and 1990.
- "Negro Crowd Stones Cars in Michigan". Chicago Tribune. 1966-09-01. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
- History of the Michigan National Guard: The Tumultuous 1960s: Benton Harbor, 1966, State of Michigan website.
- Ast, William F. III (2003-06-19). "Violence brings back bad memories for some". The Herald-Palladium. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
- "Rain, curfew help bring quiet night to Benton Harbor". CNN. 2003-06-19. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- Hartzell, Ted (2003-06-17). "House burned, police vehicles vandalized during Benton Harbor riot". The Herald-Palladium. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
- Ast, William F. III; Michael Eliasohn (2003-06-18). "Second night of violence leaves at least 15 injured in Benton Harbor". The Herald-Palladium. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
- Aiken, Scott (2003-06-19). "Huge police presence, rain keep rioters off the streets". The Herald-Palladium. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
- Benton Harbor, A Plan for Positive Change: Final Report of the Governor’s Benton Harbor Task Force, Reverend James Atterberry and Greg Roberts, co-chairs, October 15, 2003
- Wilgoren, Jodi (2003-06-19). "Fatal Police Chase Ignites Rampage in Michigan Town". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
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