CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1972
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(Studio) Ala. Saint Police Force of 644 officers, all white. Federal Court rules 1 black must now be hired for each white recruit until force is 25% black.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Montgomery, Ala.) [Attorney for NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and Southern Poverty Law Center, Morris DEES - filed suit which led to court ruling. Says this last test case to be applied to public employment throughout the South.] [Ala. Dep. public Safety, Colonel Walter ALLEN - says he doesn't know why black applicants never show for interviews.] [plaintiff, Phillip PARADISE - says he could make it as a black trooper.]
REPORTER: David Dick
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