[Bias in media coverage of Roxbury crime]
Original Airdate: 3/31/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Callie Crossley reports on the documentary film Street Cop, set in Roxbury. Crossley interviews Roxbury community activists Georgette Watson and Ben Haith about the documentary's portrayal of crime and drug traffic in the community. Watson complains about the negative images of Roxbury in the media and about the negative attitude of many police officers toward African Americans. Crossley's report includes footage from Street Cop and footage of Crossley, Watson, and Haith walking in Dudley Square. Crossley's report also includes footage from an interview with Larry Brown (Boston Minority Police Association). Brown says that the documentary gave a realistic and effective portrayal of law enforcement.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Relations with law enforcement
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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