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Chicago / Blacks vs. Police #20953

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1972
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(Studio) In Chicago, Illinois, confrontation builds between black community and police force.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) Police trained to be suspicious; sometimes results in harassment of innocent. Chicago police charged with unnecessary and vicious brutality in black Latin ghettos. Police superintendent holds community mtgs. to quiet harsh voices. (Police Supt. James CONLISH, Junior - says in brutality cases, witnesses dc not come forth. (Statement met with jeers.)] He says the criminal, not police, hurts ghettos, but pleas fall on deaf ears. [Black Representative Ralph METCALFE leads fight against police brutality.] Metcalfe has been quiet loyalist of Mayor Daley's political machine for 20 years [METCALFE - says some police look for excuse to `kill a nigger.']

Hill, Hugh;
Reasoner, Harry

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