[Struggle over confiscated drug money]
Original Airdate: 8/1/1989
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
Subject : Keywords
Drug abuse - Prevention and treatment
Police - Arrests
Subject : Personal Names
O'Neil, Albert "Dapper"
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston City Council
Boston Police Department
Type : Genre
News - Television
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