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Miami Riots #65555

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1980
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(Studio) Continued race riots in Miami, Florida, reported; efforts to diffuse situation by former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young and Jesse Jackson, head of Operation PUSH, noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Miami, Florida) 3rd day of rioting examined; films shown. Governor Bob Graham said calling up more National Guard troops; details given. Arrival of Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti, on orders of President Carter, noted. [CIVILETTI - comments on injustice.] Federal grand jury said being asked to indict 4 white ex-policemen whose acquittal in death of black busman. Arthur McDuffie sparked the violence. Racial breakdown of deaths believed caused by violence outlined; McDuffie case said just the last straw in series of racial incidents; details given. Disparity between treatment of Haitian and Cuban refugees mentioned as part of problem.

(Studio) Governor Bob Graham quoted; some blacks said citing economy competition with Miami's growing Cuban population as adding to problem.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Dale, Al;
Robinson, Max

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