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Callie Crossley, Georgette Watson and Ben Haith in Dudley Square
[Bias in media coverage of Roxbury crime]
Original Airdate: 3/31/1987

Length: 00:04:54
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
Callie Crossley
Format : Tape 4960   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102905 
VHS cassette 103572 
Betacam cassette 104002 
digital betacam cassette 104003 

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

Subject : Personal Names
Brown, Larry
Crossley, Callie
Haith, Ben
Philbin, Stanley
Watson, Georgette

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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