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Detroit / Youth Gangs / Crackdown #489755

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 27, 1976
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(Studio) Detroit, Michigan, mayor asks for help from state police in controlling youth crime problem, and gets it. State police will patrol freeways, leaving city police freer to control crime problems. Many police had been laid off for lack of funds and youth gangs practically took over streets.
REPORTER: David Brinkley (WWJ-TV newsfilm)

(Detroit, Michigan) Report on Detroit youth gangs: reasons for violence and results. [Detroit Urban League representative Dr. Francis KORNEGAY - talks about problems of high school dropouts.] (Film of gang violence at recent concert shown.) [Detroit police commander Richard DUNGY - says gangs used to take aggression out on each other, now do it on public.] Laid-off police called back and better protection measures set up. One gang member says they're feeling police pressure. [Gang MBR. - says can't do too much to man on street now.] Support for strong measures shown even where gangs live. [MAN - says there's need for action and probably hasn't been strong enough.] [2nd MAN - says someone needs to crack down.] Though not enough money for all measures needed, Detroit officials believe time is on their side.
REPORTER: Roger Wolfe

Wolfe, Roger

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