Those 1968 riots changed the city of Trenton forever. In my opinion, the town never recovered from the incredibly senseless looting and destruction of public and personal property, all in the name of avenging the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King by a deranged racist animal. Why the city was blamed for that dastardly act is beyond reason. However, the city we all knew and loved never fully recovered from the senseless looting and burning which the town endured.