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Los Angeles, California / Race Relations / Justice #344761

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 10, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Ron Allen) Possibility of unequal distribution of justice among the races in Los Angeles featured. Setting of preliminary hearing of four black men accused of beating a white trucker in Los Angeles reported; courtroom scenes, scenes of the beating shown. [Defendant's mother Georgiana WILLIAMS - says there's no justice for blacks.] May 12 scenes shown of Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates arresting one of the suspects. [Los Angeles County deputy district attorney Gregory THOMPSON - says suspects of any race would be treated the same.] Excerpt shown of the videotape of the Los Angeles police beating of black motorist Rodney King, and the shooting of black teen Latasha Harlins by a Korean grocer. [California association of black lawyers Belinda STITH - comments on probation sentencing of Korean grocer.] [Attorney George MALLORY - says there are more black men in jail than in college.] [USC law professor Michael BRENNAN - says blacks see themselves as defendants.]

Allen, Ron;
Rather, Dan

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