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Cincinnati, Ohio / State of Emergency / Mayor / Racial Tension #196457

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 12, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The state of emergency in Cincinnati, Ohio, following three days of rioting that began after the police shot an unarmed black teenager featured; scenes shown of the unrest in the streets. [Mayor Charles LUKEN - says the city has a real problem with race relations and there is violence in the streets with gunfire going off.] President Bush's call for calm in Cincinnati noted.

(Cincinnati: Aaron Brown) The racial tension in Cincinnati following the shooting of teenager Timothy Thomas examined; scenes shown of marauding blacks and of their confrontations with police. [University of Cincinnati Dr. Eric ABERCRUMBIE - says the police department has some bad people.] Statistics on the flight of whites from the city noted. [Cincinnati Herald publisher Eric KEARNEY - talks about the lack of opportunity for African- Americans in the city.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of Cincinnati on "Nightline" noted.

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter

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