CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 11, 1975
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(Studio) 10 years ago, Watts erupted in racial violence.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Watts section of Los Angeles, California) Film shows August 11, 1965, violence. 34 killed; 1000 hurt. [Resident Aaron HOLLAND - says won't rob anymore because doesn't want to go to jail.] Most of Watts undereducated and out of work. [SPEAKER - says many feel there is no way out.] [Welfare recipient Nefertiti ST. THOMAS - says welfare makes woman lazy.] Millions spent on projects. Black factory shown. 40% unemployment in Watts. Lockheed set up plant here: 200 jobs and 6000 applications. [Lockheed worker Lonnell THIERRY - praises job.] [Lockheed worker John JOINER - says would be into crime if not working.] Crime rate high. Schools 2nd rate. [Supt. of Public Instr. Wilson RILES - describes `65 violence. No schools burned.] Riles 1st black elected to California office. Los Angeles mayor Thomas Bradley is another. Unemployment, crime and defeat still here.
REPORTER: Harold Dow
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