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New York / Brawley Case #116369

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 23, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Crimes of rape and kidnapping allegedly committed against black girl Tawana Brawley recalled. Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Radical activists representing Brawley featured; scenes shown from news reports about original Brawley case. [On Feb. 10, actor Bill COSBY - talks about case.] [Reverend Al SHARPTON - attacks state of New York.] [Tawana BRAWLEY - comments on case.] Chgs. by Brawley representatives against white justice system detailed. Governor Mario Cuomo recalled appting. attorney general Robert Abrams as special prosecutor in case; scenes shown. [SHARPTON - speaks about crimes against blacks.] [ABRAMS - says Brawley's representatives have a political agenda.] Nature of Brawley case and issue of Sharpton's background explained. [On WCBS, ex-Sharpton aide Perry McKINNON - calls them frauds.] Howard Beach, New York, murder case recalled; scenes shown. [BLACKS - discuss justice.] [Harvard Med. School Dr. Alvin POUSSAINT - discusses black community's feelings about case.] [New York special prosecutor Charles HYNES - discusses Brawley case.] Impasse in case explained.

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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