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May 02, 2005
More New Jersey history

A 12 year old black youth, Michael was a sixth grade student who was planning to begin working in the summer jobs program the next day.

About midnight on Sunday, Michael's mother sent him out with the garbage. The young man that Michael was with apparently said something derogatory to the National Guardsmen who were on the corner.

In response, soldiers opened fire and killed Michael.
from one of the many devastating accounts on the pages of the Rutgers University website about the 1967 Newark riots

see also: "Containment: The Architecture of the 1967 Newark Riots" on the Institute for Advanced Architecture website.