Wednesday, May 05, 2004

The alleged suicide death of a black motorist, who had been pulled over by police, in Cincinnati sparked a riot, in city that has seen 19 black men die at the hands of police since 1995. An angry crowd opened fire on police and set fire to at least one media van and damaging another. No arrests were made. In 2001 people rioted for three days after police shot a black man as he ran away from them.