Heal

The Race That Tried to Heal a New York Neighborhood

In the summer months of 1992, an undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic named José “Kiko” García was killed by a police officer in Washington Heights, the stretch of upper Manhattan which back again then experienced an unenviable name of currently being the “most murderous neighborhood” in New York City. Subsequent tranquil protests led by city councilman Guillermo Linares ultimately devolved into days of rioting. According to The New York Occasions, the conflagration resulted in 139 arrests, fourteen developing fires, and 121 ruined vehicles, as various firms in Washington Heights closed up shop to hold out out the storm. 

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