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Georgia / Riot Aftermath #212591

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Sep 06, 1970
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(Studio) 2 policemen indicted for actions in Augusta, Georgia spring riots.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Augusta, Georgia) [MAY 11, 1970 FILM SHOWN.] 6 blacks killed in riots; GBI investigates and says Black Panthers not involved; police ill-trained and ill-equipped. [GBI C.W. HERNDON - says police had no riot training and bad equipment.] Police chief retired. New Chief James Black won't comment. [HERNDON - says blacks not cooperating in investigating.] Few projects help blacks now; federal government pays 90%; white officials tour ghettos. [Mayor Millard BECKUM - says doesn't see how blacks can live in filth without doing anything about it.] Black Committee of 10 new leaders [Mbr. Grady ABRAMS - says some blacks using riots for economic gains.] Desegregation tension high.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Reasoner, Harry

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