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Francis "Mickey" Roache speaks to high school students
[Forum on police stop-and-search policy]
Original Airdate: 5/8/1990

Length: 00:02:39
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Rebecca Rollins reports that Boston lawyers and police officials participated in a forum with students at Madison Park High School. Rollins notes that the topic of the forum was gang activity and the Boston Police Department's stop-and-search procedures. Rollins notes that students and community members have complained about unreasonable stop-and-search procedures by police offiicers. Rollins report includes footage from the forum. Panelists include Rudolph Pierce (Boston Bar Association), Joan Stanley (Colette Manoil Law Offices) and Francis "Mickey" Roache (Police Commissioner, City of Boston). Pierce says that police have the right to stop a person if there is reasonable suspicion of guilt. Dennis Jean (senior, Madison Park High School) talks about his experiences with police officers who have stopped him. Candido Brown (junior, Madison Park High School) asks why police should be able to search him if he is innocent. Roache tells students that the police department is obliged to protect the rights of citizens. Rollins reports that the forum will help to improve communication between youth and police. Rollins' report includes footage of police officers arresting an African American man. This tape includes additional footage of the forum at Madison Park High School.

Contributor : Reporter
Rebecca Rollins
Format : Tape 7264   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 107038 
VHS cassette 106235 
Betacam cassette 106234 
digital betacam cassette 106233 

Subject : Keywords
African American students
African Americans - Relations with law enforcement
Madison Park High School
Urban youth

Subject : Personal Names
Brown, Candido
Jean, Dennis
Pierce, Rudolph
Roache, Francis "Mickey"
Rollins, Rebecca
Stanley, Joan

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department

Type : Genre
News - Television

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