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War On Drugs / San Francisco, California / Zero Tolerance #115784

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 1988
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Discovery by federal agents of large cache of illegal drugs on boat under Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, reported; scenes shown. ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) reported demanding return of boat seized by government officials as part of President Reagan's "zero tolerance" program. Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Mark Potter) Case of fishing boat confiscated by Coast Guard detailed.; scenes shown. [US Coast Guard commandant Admiral Paul YOST - says people on boat threw out evidence.] [Boat owner John Sebastian GROSS - denies presence of marijuana on boat.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Barbara LEVENSON - opposes "zero tolerance" program.] Changes in Coast Guard policy stated. [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - says there have been refinements in policy.]

Koppel, Ted;
Potter, Mark

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