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Special Assignment (Drug Gangs) #114292

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 10, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Recent drug connections in Panama, Colombia and Haiti recalled.

(Miami, Florida: Bill O'Reilly) Jamaican drug gangs featured; scenes shown from October 19, 1987, ntnwide. drug raids on Jamaican drug gangs. Nature of Jamaican "posses" described. [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms director Stephen HIGGINS - says "posses" are violent organized crime groups.] [MAN - comments on gangs' brutality.] [HIGGINS - says gangs have no regard for life.] [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spokesperson James BROWN - says violence has been indiscriminate.] Murder of child Tawalda Shaw in Miami, Florida, reported [MOTHER - recalls son's last words.] Similar incident in DC recalled. [Voice of WOMAN - says "we are scared."] Unpredictability of violence stated. [With face shaded, PERSON - describes violent incident.] Invasion of United States by Jamaican drug operation detailed; scenes shown. Colombia-Jamaica-Miami cocaine flow noted; scenes shown of police chasing street drug-dealing suspect. [INS Spokesperson Jack SHAW - discusses difficulty in catching Jamaicans who are illegal immigrants.] Recording of shoot-out between police and Jamaican gang transcribed on screen.

Jennings, Peter;
O'Reilly, Bill

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