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Deborah Wang reports on a proposal to return confiscated drug money to the community
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[Struggle over confiscated drug money]
Original Airdate: 8/1/1989

Length: 00:02:46
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Deborah Wang reports that the Boston Police Department and the District Attorney's Office keep the money confiscated from drug arrests. Wang notes that neighborhood groups want the money to go back into the community to fund drug education, drug treatment, and crime watch efforts. Wang interviews Bill Good (Boston Police Department). Good says that the Police Department needs the money to keep its "operational edge" over drug traffickers. Wang interviews Charles Yancey (Boston City Council). Yancey says that community residents are the most valuable asset in the war against drugs. Wang's report includes footage from a press conference at City Hall. Yancey, Ben Haith (Roxbury Multi-Service Center) and Louis Elisa (NAACP) talk about the need to return confiscated drug money to the community. Dapper O'Neil (Boston City Council) arrives at the press conference. O'Neil and Byron Rushing (State Representative) confront each other on the issue. Wang notes that O'Neil is opposed to the proposal. Wang reports that the city budget is tight and various groups are fighting over small amounts of money. Wang's report is accompanied by footage of police officers making a drug arrest.

Contributor : Reporter
Deborah Wang
Format : Tape 6667   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102993 
VHS cassette 105694 
Betacam cassette 105384 
digital betacam cassette 105383 

Subject : Keywords
Drug abuse - Prevention and treatment
Drug traffic
Police - Arrests
Urban policy

Subject : Personal Names
Elisa, Louis
Good, Bill
Haith, Ben
O'Neil, Albert "Dapper"
Rushing, Byron
Scondras, David
Wang, Deborah
Yancey, Charles

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston City Council
Boston Police Department

Type : Genre
News - Television

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