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Detroit / City Problems / Youth Gangs #45015

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 1976
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(Studio) Social and economy problems of Detroit, Michigan, noted. Mayor Coleman Young asks state and federal help.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Detroit, Michigan) (Film of earlier meeting) [Mayor YOUNG - says he won't let any youth gangs take over city.] Youth gang tactics noted. [Youth worker Sister MALIKA - says youth have needs; this is how they fulfill them. Says youth have asked for jobs, even went to mayor, but were rebuffed.] Police officers and others disagree. [Officer Frank DERNER - says youth think it's easier to mug someone than go to job.] [Commander James BANNON - says society has right to be protected even if individuals sometimes incapacitated.] People becoming aroused and some talking to state legislature. [Judge Joseph SULLIVAN - says not enough personnel, but no money in city for more.] [Nadine BROWN - says youth taking over city only happens to fools.] Some think Detroit dead; others think it's down, but not out. [Feedie JENKINS - says lot of good, but has to be found.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

Aaron, Betsy;
Reasoner, Harry

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