Talk:Harlem riot of 1964

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FIVE DEAD? That's almost certainly false. Above entry claims that "Statistics vary but it is estimated that 500 persons were injured, five dead..." etc. I found the following: NY Times 7/22/64 & 8/30 says one dead; Amsterdam News 7/25/64 lists no deaths and no arrests for homicide; Amst news 8/l/64 says one dead. (Moved from article page to discussion page)

Strange writing style[edit]

This article has a strange style to it, it doesn't read like most other Wikipedia articles. Unfortunately I don't have time right now to either start fixing it or even to point out specific examples, but anyone reading it will probably pick up on many of the same ones that I saw. VxP (talk) 18:07, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Horrible grammar and awkward constructions make this article almost unreadable. Furthermore, the section on Harlem/Black Ghetto comes off as incredibly out-of-place, conveying virtually no information of any relevance to the subject of the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.188.181.151 (talk) 21:16, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. This article is so incoherently written it's an embarrassment. I'm tempted to rewrite, but I really don't know enough about the riots to be useful. I landed here as a result of an NPR 50th anniversary piece from which I was very surprised to learn that the police officer involved shared my surname.Gillartsny (talk) 13:40, 19 July 2014 (UTC)