May 18, 1992 |
John Dickinson--devoted husband, popular schoolteacher and military felon--shakes his head at the small TV in the corner of his living room. News of the Los Angeles riots blares alarmingly, but Dickinson is not surprised by the looting and arson. "If the state shows people that in every case the solution to problems is to use violence, why are they surprised that citizens act this way?" he asks. "The government has a problem with Panama, so they invade it.