[African American leaders speak out about Stuart case]
Original Airdate: 1/5/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Jan von Mehren reports that African American community leaders expressed their rage over the handling of the Carol Stuart murder case. Von Mehren notes that the leaders accused city officials, the Boston Police Department and the news media of racism in handling the case. Von Mehren's report includes angry speeches by Don Muhammad (Muhammad's Mosque), Graylan Ellis-Hagler (Church of the United Community), and Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council). Von Mehren notes that the African American leaders have accused police of ignoring obvious clues during their investigation. Von Mehren adds that some leaders called for the resignation of Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) and Francis "Mickey" Roache (Commissioner, Boston Police Department). Von Mehren interviews Ellis-Hagler. Ellis-Hagler says that police officers ignored community residents who approached them with information about the case. Von Mehren concludes by saying that the African American community suffered a grave injustice in the aftermath of the murder.
Subject : Keywords
African American religious leaders
Subject : Personal Names
von Mehren, Jan
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Subject : Geographic Locations
Mission Hill (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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