Once again, we blacks have been outsmarted by whites. The members of the King jury knew exactly what they were doing when they returned those not guilty verdicts. They knew exactly what was going to happen. They also knew that none of the destruction, killings or injuries would occur in their neighborhoods or to them or to their relatives or friends. They knew that they could all sit back and laugh at us blacks for making fools of ourselves by falling into their insidious trap, in destroying our own neighborhoods and not theirs--and in also killing and injuring our own people plus a few insignificant (to them) whites. We live in a sick society and are not doing anything to make it better.
PIERCE M. THOMPSON