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Pompano Beach / Arson #237022

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 08, 1975
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(Studio) In Pompano Beach, Florida, strange story of arson plagues small subdivision.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pompano Beach, Florida) In 2 years, 68 hses. burn to ground; officials believe local gang of black youths responsible for terrorizing predominantly white neighborhood. [Collier City resident Joe PORTER - says he spends much time patrolling and protecting own home from fire.] [Mrs. Essie HOWARD - says she's unable to sleep at night.] Local fire officials say homes in area are firetraps; fires may be to protest shabby construction.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg (WTVJ-TV film)

Cronkite, Walter

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