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Miami, Florida / Race Riots #270699

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 23, 1980
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(Studio) Minor incidents said reported in Miami following race riots after acquittal of 4 ex-policemen in death of black man.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) Rally of police to protest not being backed by city officials during riot reported Police said bitter with regard to amnesty being considered for many of 1300 arrested during riot. 4 policemen said under investigation for vandalism during riot. Quote of Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre with regard to vandalism by police given and said to have angered police. [Miami Police Chief Kenneth HARMS - speaks to protesters with regard to 4 policemen.] [Uniden. city OFFICIAL - says decision not to immediately dimiss 4 could hurt relationship of police department with blacks in Miami.] Florida state officials said assuring policemen amnesty will not be granted those arrested during riot.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric

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