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Los Angeles, California / Justice / The Black Middle Class #140989

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) Issue raised as to whether the American justice system discriminates on the basis of race featured; videotape of Rodney King police beating shown. [Representative Charles RANGEL - calls the jury racist.] Incident in Los Angeles in which a Korean woman shot a black teenager recalled; store video shown. [Black MAN - comments.] [American University professor James FYFE - says a jury assumes the cop is the good guy.] Recent incidents between blacks and police in Teaneck, New Jersey, and Miami reviewed. [Attorney General William BARR - talks about police brutality prosecutions in federal courts.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Carole Simpson) Reaction of black middle class to the violence in Los Angeles featured; scenes shown from Texcom, a black- owned high-tech company. [Texcom CEO Clemon WESLEY - says rioting expresses people's frustration.] [Texcom technical director Fred SAWYER, executive director of operations John PATTERSON - talk about racism.] [Head of group of black professionals who help black boys, Roderick JOHNSON - says youth are bitter about the system.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of Congressional Black Caucus to the King verdict reported.

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim;
Simpson, Carole

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