Crown Heights Riots
Hoboken High School is doing an encore performance of the critically acclaimed play Saturday, “Fires in the Mirror” on the events surrounding the Crown Heights Riots in 1991. We remember this time well as it was an ongoing blight over the course of days. We’d note that the so called “Reverend” Sharpton denies any role causing the riots but many people remember his bringing in protestors by bus into the Crown Heights neighborhoods and leading marches that led to not the “subsequent death” but the murder of a student from Australia Yankel Rosenbaum who was stabbed to death after an auto accident killed a seven year old boy, Gavin Cato.
This Youtube video is interesting in many aspects as it captures the events and the impact of several very bad days in New York City history.