Pastor blames Milwaukee violence on lack of jobs

AP , Sunday 14 Aug 2016

Milwaukee
A car burns as a crowd of more than 100 people gathers following the fatal shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 (AP)

A Milwaukee pastor says the lack of jobs and economic opportunities for black residents are to blame for violent protests that rocked the city following a police shooting.

Rev. Richard Bush was surveying a burned-out gas station on Milwaukee's predominantly black north side Sunday morning. That was the site of hours of unrest late Saturday after an officer killed a man who police say fled a traffic stop while armed. Protesters set fire to at least three other businesses.

Bush leads the nearby Pentecostal Church of God in Christ. He says the city must put more money into the north side because residents there "don't have nothing to do but destroy stuff."

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