[African American community questions police tactics]
Original Airdate: 2/6/1989
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Sadiki Kambon (community activist) and others have accused police of using excessive violence when pursuing African American crime suspects. He notes that Donald Johnson (shooting victim) was shot dead this evening by police while he was driving a stolen bus. Jones' report includes footage of the bus and the aftermath of Johnson's shooting. Jones notes that police have shot and killed five suspects of non-violent crimes this year; he adds that four of those five suspects were African American. Jones interviews Kambon. Kambon blames police for Johnson's death, saying that police officers would not have fired on Johnson if he were white. Kambon says that he fears for his life when interacting with police because he is an African American male. Jones reviews the case of Levi Hart (shooting victim), who was shot by police while fleeing a stolen car. Jones adds that African American communities across the nation are concerned about police behavior toward African Americans. Jones' report features footage from various sources of African Americans interacting with police and footage of race riots in Miami. This tape includes additional footage of the aftermath of Johnson's shooting.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Relations with law enforcement
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Subject : Geographic Locations
Jamaica Plain (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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