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William Celester and Graylan Ellis-Hagler differ on police tactics in Roxbury
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Deputy Supt. William Celester
Original Airdate: 1/2/1990

Length: 00:02:29
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones compares the differing opinions on law enforcement of William Celester (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) and Reverend Graylan Ellis-Hagler (Church of the United Community). Jones interviews Celester. Celester says that the police are at war with drug addicts and gang members in the neighborhood. Celester says that some of these individuals need to be scared of police. Celester says that police officers are not well equipped to serve as mentors. Jones reports that Ellis-Hagler and others believe that a new approach is necessary. Jones notes that Ellis-Hagler recommends that police academy graduates serve as mentors to community youth. Jones' report includes footage of Hagler talking about his plan on December 15, 1989. Jones notes that Ellis-Hagler and his supporters see prevention as an effective weapon against drugs and violence. Jones' report includes footage of police officers making arrests, footage of Ellis-Hagler with a group of men at the Church of the United Community, and footage of Celester at a community meeting. This tape includes additional footage of Celester and police officers at police headquarters.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 6987   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106157 
VHS cassette 106313 
Betacam cassette 106365 
digital betacam cassette 106364 

Subject : Keywords
African American religious leaders
African Americans - Relations with law enforcement

Subject : Personal Names
Celester, William
Ellis-Hagler, Graylan
Jones, Marcus

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Church of the United Community

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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