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Police officers search a car for drugs on Humboldt Avenue
[Grove Hall drug trade]
Original Airdate: 7/22/1986

Length: 00:02:52
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
David Boeri reports on drug activity in the Grove Hall area of Roxbury. Boeri notes that Grove Hall residents say that the drug trade is out of control and are demanding more action from police. Boeri reports that police are increasing patrols in the area and that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has cited an increase in the number of arrests in the area. Boeri interviews Nathaniel Askia (former Director, FIRST., Inc.). Askia discusses the drug trade in Roxbury. Jones' report includes footage from an interview with William Celester (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department). Celester says that police officers are making arrests. He adds that the courts are releasing drug arrestees back onto the streets. Boeri notes that most of the people arrested by police on drug charges are not the big dealers who control the drug trade on the streets. Jones' report is accompanied by footage of police officers making a drug arrest on Humboldt Avenue and by footage of police officers on the streets of Roxbury. This tape includes additional footage of police officers making a drug arrest on Humboldt Avenue.

Contributor : Reporter
David Boeri
Format : Tape 4530   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 21349 
VHS cassette 102273 
Betacam cassette 79598 
digital betacam cassette 102274 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Relations with law enforcement
Drug traffic
Police - Arrests
Police - Patrol

Subject : Personal Names
Askia, Nathaniel
Boeri, David
Celester, William

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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