I was in high school marching band during the time of those riots. We practiced our football game halftime routines on Wednesday nights. After we were done about 9PM, a bunch of 20+ year old men from the adjoining neighborhood came into the band room and beat the crap out of the 10 or so high school kids who were still hanging around. One of the kids got his head beat in pretty bad with a baseball bat. It happened again in the middle of the school day in the cafeteria, with tire irons and chains...easy access through the outside entrances. My older brother was in the U.S. Army Band and was in downtown DC for an event that day. A bunch of them got beat up pretty bad. He had stitches on his lip. He played trombone for a living. Then there were the Black Panthers at the polling places in Pennsylvania intimidating voters in 2008. All this pot stirring. Too much money and power in it to ever stop on its own.