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America Close Up (Baltimore, Maryland: War On Drugs) #588781

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 25, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Statistics on drugs busts cited.

(Baltimore: Robin Lloyd) The exploding drug war in Baltimore, MD, where most of those arrested are blacks, featured; scenes shown from the city's streets. [Baltimore circuit court Judge Kenneth JOHNSON - says racism is involved.] [Baltimore police officer John HAILEY - says street-corner dealers are easy targets for police.] [Baltimore NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) George BUNTIN - criticizes the drug policies.] Reasons for the high rate of arrest of young blacks in the war on drugs assessed. [Drug control policy maker Bob MARTINEZ, bank teller Bill GORDON, Mayor Kurt SCHMOKE - comment on the war on drugs.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Lloyd, Robin
Duration:
00:03:50

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