In viewing the five films it became stunningly clear that the two incidents were striking similar. Both started by a tragedy, both mis-managed by inept politicians, both had instigators from outside the community agitating the violence, both had Al Sharpton, both had the black community calling for arrests before the facts were revealed, both the Crown Heights and Ferguson communities complained that the media was only showing the violence, both in Ferguson and in Crown Heights some of the media protected Al Sharpton...and so much more.
Part 1: The Tragedy. BTW notice how the local politicians immediately took sides, with out evidence. Disputing the Rabbi's account of the police directing the ambulance to take care of the driver. The Rabbis account turned out to be true.
Part 2: Day
Part 3: More of the 3rd night's violence. City leaders get booed by Black community. Pictures of stores damaged an looted. Al Sharpton demands arrest of driver, without any facts. Cops beaten up and mocked. Claims that the violent protesters come from outside of the community. The chants of the now familiar "no justice, no peace." This time the accusations were not-- too much police action, but the Jews were complaining that there was not enough police action.
Part 4: The Fourth night of the riots. Police show force. Both blacks and Jews complain that media is showing too much of the violence. It's true. There were protests during press conferences. Also strange is that there was mention of Al Sharpton protests but little coverage of Al Sharpton's incitement during protests. For example the news from this day reported the Sharpton rally marchers proceeded through Crown Heights, carrying antisemitic signs and an Israeli flag was burned. The MSM was protecting Sharpton even then. Interestingly there was a discussion of how community pressure might effect whether or not there would be a prosecution just like Ferguson.
Part 5: Night 5 the first mostly calm night. 500 March with Al Sharpton (surrounded by 2000 cops). Still more complaints that if the driver that hit Gavin Cato was black he would have been arrested. Jews complain to reporters about outside agitators claiming to be black leaders [Sharpton] inciting the violence. Al Sharpton contends the Jews need to accept the blacks.
I am really disappointed the 6th tape does not exist because it might of had clips of Gavin Cato's funeral where, like Michael Brown's was dominated by a Eulogy by Al Sharpton. Here there was a difference because in the Cato funeral Sharpton targeted the Jews.
Below is a description of Sharpton's eulogy from the book "Crown Heights Blacks, Jews, and the 1991 Brooklyn Riot by Edward Shapiro" which is presently out of print.