Interview with Paul N. Ylvisaker

Paul, the moment of a riot, what's that like? And also who, who riots, what kind of people riot?


It's, a variety of things are going on when a riot occurs. First, there has to be the climate of anger, of resentment, of the feeling that you're not being treated as human beings. And then, it can be precipitated by actions by the police that set off the, raise the temperature past the kindling point. It can be, however, the longer accumulation of grievances, that pre--that condition people that they're willing to take to violence.