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Miami / Racial Tension #277092

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 15, 1981
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(Studio) Exoneration of Miami, Florida, police chgd. with death of Arthur McDuffie, after witness testified they saw police beating him, and ensuing riots recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) Worsening of racial tension in Liberty City section of Miami examined; films shown. Harlem and Watts mentioned. Last year's riots recalled. [Psychologist Marvin DUNN - discusses region's deteriorating emotional climate.] Econ. impact of riots on area outlined. [George GREEN, Ronald FRAZIER - discuss situation.] Promises of aid by Carter and Reagan admin. and reality that no funds have been spent for proposed program in area noted; television commercial for police department shown. Kerner Cmsn.'s conclusion with regard to 2 societies in United States recalled. [Mayor Maurice FERRE - thinks Miami can be substituted for Detroit in Kerner Report] Consensus re: situation in Liberty City mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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