Milwaukee is not about one kid who may or may not have been a punk with a gun, it is about the rage of an entire community. Sparks only light fires when there is tinder, and the tinder in our Black communities has been building for a very long time. You don’t get to choose the spark, but you do get to choose how to approach the fire, with cooling water or with more gasoline. So far the gasoline historically hasn’t worked.

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