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Memphis Racial Tension #460481

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 20, 1972
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(Studio) Memphis, Tenn. blacks upset due to police shooting of 3 young black men in 2 weeks police say killings connected with robberies. 9 police accused of killing black youth in October, 1971, arraigned today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Memphis) 4 of 9 police charged with 1st degree murder in connection with fatal beating of Elton Hayes. Race relations worsen as 3 more blacks recently shot by police. 1 victim, Raymond Stewart, had no weapon. [President Memphis SCLC, Reverend Ezekiel BELL - says youth could have been wounded to stop him instead of shot many times.] [Mayor Wyeth CHANDLER - says populace needs a get tough policy.] Blacks complain of few blacks on police force.
REPORTER: Peter Nolan

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Nolan, Peter
Duration:
00:02:30

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