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Drugs / Crack Cocaine #320217

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 14, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Impact of crack cocaine upon United States featured. Report introduced.

(San Francisco, California: David Dow) San Francisco police reported having to escort buses due to increase in drug-related crimes. [Bus driver Earl BRADLEY - comments on frightening situation.] Violence against bus passengers and drivers described; details given, scenes shown. [Driver Dwight JOHNS - describes attack.] Police reported asserting violence triggered by crack cocaine sales in that section of city. [San Francisco police department Captain Frank REED - comments on connection between violence and crack.] Drug dealers noted becoming increasingly brazen; scenes shown. [Voice of police ofr. Clift FOGARTY - comments on children selling drugs.] [BRADLEY - says sometimes has to wait for dealers to complete transactions before able to continue driving.] Police and residents quoted with regard to police escorts. [Mother Barbara PLUMMER - says kids out of control.] Mayor reported adding narcotics agents to area. Police noted being outnumbered by dealers.

(Studio: Dan Rather) "48 Hrs." broadcast time announced.

Dow, David;
Rather, Dan

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