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Miami Riots #270579

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 18, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to violence in Miami, Florida introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Miami, Florida) Curfew said imposed on NW Miami. Violence said to follow acquittal of 4 white policemen by an all white jury in Tampa, Florida. 4 said on trial for involvement of black Miami businessman, Arthur McDuffie. Alex Marrero, Michael Watts, Ira Diggs and Herbert Evans listed as acquittal defendants. [Eula Bell McDUFFIE - protests verdict.] Demonstration in Miami, Florida shown. Violent reaction reported [Eyewitness Benny BEMBREY - comments.] [Hospital spokesperson Bernard ELSER - says hospital cannot handle any more violence victims.) Presence of National Guard announced. [Community leader Athalie RANGE - addresses meeting of community relations board] United States Justice Department said seeking civil rts. indictments against 4 ex-policemen.

Dean, Morton;
Rabel, Ed

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