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American Agenda (Drugs: Protecting Individual Rights) #119645

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 21, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Mark Potter) Issue of conflict between individual civil rights and efforts to fight drug-related crime featured; details given of police procedure of stopping and searching suspected gang members in crime- ridden Area B of Boston, Massachusetts; scenes shown. [Massachusetts Civil Liberties Union's John ROBERTS - says Fourth Amendment stops you from being randomly searched.] [Police deputy sergeant William CELESTER - talks about civil rights of the people.] [State senate William OWENS - says criteria for search is to be young, black and male.] [Sand blaster/painter Ken. LOWE - describes being searched.] Area B's support of police searches detailed. [Two RESIDENTS - back procedure.] [OWENS - explains dangers of giving up our civil rights.] Concern in Kalamazoo, Michigan, about First Amendment right of assembly explained; scenes shown of people being arrested for "drug loitering." [Police captain Scott DOLFMAN - explains procedure.] [ACLU's Gene GUERRERO - says we are a less free society.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark

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