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Howard Beach, New York / Trial #313986

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 22, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Scenes shown of protesters in New York City cthse.; details given of Howard Beach trial verdict. [Community activist Al SHARPTON - says New York state is capital of racial violence.] Michael Griffith's murder in Queens, New York, neighborhood reviewed; scenes shown. Teenagers responsible for Griffith's death shown and jury's verdict discussed. Teenagers reported being convicted for manslaughter not murder. [Manhattan borough president David DINKINS - comments on verdict's impact.] [Attorney C. Vernon MASON - criticizes NYC's racial situation.] Mason and other protesters reported being arrested for rush hour demonstrations; scenes shown. [New York City mayor Edward KOCH - discusses situation.] Black leaders' plans detailed. (Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Bruce Morton) Scenes shown of New York City march resulting from Howard Beach trial verdict. Forsyth Cnty., Georgia, demonstration recalled; scenes shown. 1960's civil rights movement compared to 1987 issues and protests; details given, scenes shown. [Sociologist William WILSON - comments on poor blacks.] Ghetto children reported needing opportunity. [Institution for Policy Studies spokesperson Roger WILKINS - comments on United States attitudes toward helping underprivileged children.] [Former Senator Fred HARRIS - says inner city problems worse today than in 1960s.] Black middle class, unemployment figures and infant mortality rates discussed. [Forsyth Cnty. attorney Phil BETTIS - says progress takes time.] [WILKINS - feels justice in United States not yet complete.] Slums shown.

Reporter(s):
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard
Duration:
00:04:50

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