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Los Angeles, California / Street Gangs / Movie #115007

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 15, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Link of drug trafficking and street gangs reported Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Gary Shepard) Opening of controversial movie here about life in street gangs featured; scenes shown from Orion Pictures film "Colors". Concern that movie's graphic depiction of gang life could incite more violence discussed. Request from NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) that movie be banned in Los Angeles cited. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Willis EDWARDS - fears inciting gang mbrs.] [Movie's director Dennis HOPPER - responds.] [Teen psychologist Dr. Robert BUTTERWORTH - says in movie the good guys win and movie might cause youngsters to want to become cops, not gang mbrs.]

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary

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