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Lawrence, Massachusetts / Drug War / Welfare #570104

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Lawrence, Massachusetts: Fred Briggs) Drug problem in Lawrence, Massachusetts, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Mayor Kevin SULLIVAN - says when people are caught dealing drugs, they lose their welfare benefits.] [State welfare commissioner Carmine CANINO-SIEGRIST - says most people on welfare are children.] [Attorney Howard FRIEDMAN - comments.] City's law ordering landlords to evict drug dealers discussed. [PEOPLE - support mayor's efforts to stop drug abuse here.] Federal judge noted ordering return of one woman's welfare card; details given.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NBC News special entitled "Gangs, Cops and Drugs" previewed.

Briggs, Fred;
Brokaw, Tom

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