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Kentucky / Police and Klan #301358

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 18, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Louisville, Kentucky) City ordinance reported imposed here prohibiting city employees' participation in illegal activities by groups promoting hatred said coming after discovery that some police officers are active in Ku Klux Klan; firebombing of Robert Marshall's home detailed. [MARSHALL - comments.] Firing of ofr. Alex Young for distributing Ku Klux Klan literature on the job noted; status of investigation into Ku Klux Klan discussed. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Geoffrey ELLIS - explains purpose of ordinance.] [Mayor Harvey SLOANE - doesn't think police ofr. can uphold both oath to department and to Klan.] [KKK grand dragon Kenny KING - claims ordinance is illegal.] [Black Police Ofrs. Org. spokesperson Rod FREEMAN - notes effect on racial relations in department]
REPORTER: Ned Potter

Potter, Ned;
Rather, Dan

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