CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1984
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(Studio) 1980 riots in Miami following acquittal of white police officers in death of local black and rioting following 1982 slaying of Overtown resident by Hispanic police of r. recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Miami, Florida) City's response to acquittal of ofr. Luis Alvarez examined; films shown. [City commissioner Miller DAWKINS - encourages calm.] [Mayor Maurice FERRE - praises police department's preparations.] [JUROR - believed Alvarez.] Community Relations Bd.'s request that Florida change its jury selection process due to alleged exclusion of blacks noted. [Bd. spokesperson Monsignor Bryan WALSH - feels blacks' presence on this jury would have made difference.] No. of trials in which all-white juries here have acquitted white police officers of black deaths recalled. [Kim REDWINE - claims rioting gives her sense of justice.] Possibility of further chgs. being filed against Alvarez mentioned.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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