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Roxbury residents demand increased police protection in the wake of street violence
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[Roxbury demands end to drug crime]
Original Airdate: 8/22/1988

Length: 00:03:21
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports on the street violence that resulted in the accidental shooting of Darlene Tiffany Moore (eleven-year-old Roxbury resident). Vaillancourt interviews Maleka Few (Roxbury resident, age twelve) and Jessica Moore (Roxbury resident, age 10). The girls are afraid of the violence that resulted in Tiffany Moore's death. Vaillancourt reports that Roxbury residents went to City Hall to ask for more police protection in the neighborhood. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Roxbury community leaders at a press conference. Amanda Houston (Roxbury resident), Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council), and Louis Elisa (Roxbury resident) talk about the need for more police on the streets. Vaillancourt reports the Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has put more police on the streets and has pledged a full investigation of Moore's shooting. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of William Celester (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) and Flynn at a press conference. Vaillancourt reports that Roxbury is experiencing its worst violence in twenty years. She notes that city and state officials gathered at a press conference to discuss the problem. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of the press conference in Roxbury with Francis "Mickey" Roache (Police Commissioner, City of Boston), Royal Bolling, Sr. (former State Senator), and John Kerry (US Senator). Roache blames drug traffic for the violence. Kerry criticizes the ineffectual drug policy and social programs of the Reagan administration. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of police officers stopping African American men on the streets of Roxbury.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 5955   Barcode   Script is available.
2" videotape 102924 
VHS cassette 103077 
Betacam cassette 105156 
digital betacam cassette 105155 

Subject : Keywords
Drug traffic
Police patrol
Urban policy

Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Bruce
Bolling, Royal Sr.
Celester, William
Elisa, Louis
Few, Malecka
Flynn, Raymond
Houston, Amanda
Kerry, John
Moore, Darlene Tiffany
Moore, Jessica
Roache, Francis "Mickey"
Vaillancourt, Meg

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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