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    SYNOPSIS: Two brothers from Boston...indistinct...were charged with the shooting of Gino San Laurent, founder and?

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    SCU Reporter speaking.
    6 ft

    MV Men coming out of court.
    10 ft

    MV People looking out of window.
    12 ft

    MV Men getting into car.
    17 ft

    SCU Reporter speaking.
    33 ft

    SCU Ronald Hicks speaking.
    119 ft



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    Background: SYNOPSIS: Two brothers from Boston...indistinct...were charged with the shooting of Gino San Laurent, founder and head of a New England grass roots organisation, and in the shooting of Carnell Eton of Boston and Harold King of Cleveland.

    the three men were killed in the organisation's ...indistinct...shortly before dawn.

    Two other men were wounded in the shooting, One of the men Ronald Hicks told NBC news reporter Walter Sheridan a lengthy story about the plans of the Negro community in Boston, and what led to the shooting. According to Hicks the group of Negroes in Boston have been involved in setting up similar organisations within the Negro community, to raise the economic level... indistinct...

    So I started out the inner office door, and there's about three stairs going down, and I hit I don't know which step, one, two or three, but I know that was when I first felt pain. Up till then I had no sensation at all.

    I kept saying if I fall I won't be able to crawl that far, and then I was in so much pain and I said isn't anyone going to help me. So I bit my lip so I wouldn't cry, and I just started walking like you do when you're kids and play games. I just put one foot and then the other foot, put one foot and then the other foot, and that's how I walked.

    Somewhere between the inner office and going out the billwalk, I must have been walking in a state of almost unconsciousness because I don't remember hitting air. I don't really remember hitting the sidewalk. I remember seeing a light and they seemed like they were awful dim, you know, that they didn't look like train lights at all ... indistinct...And then I remember feeling a falling sensation.

    When I became aware laying on the sidewalk, and I was angry because I was behind a parked car, I had fallen behind a parked car. And I could hear cars going by me on Blue Avenue, you know like they make ??? whew, whew and I was yelling "Help", but the people couldn't hear me, it probably was me, I wasn't yelling as loud as I thought I was yelling.

    But that was not what made me mad, what made me mad was that I couldn't move and I knew I was behind a parked car and they could not see me. And it was just like I wanted to pull myself from the sidewalk to the curb, so I could pull myself onto the street, and I couldn't move; and I said Gee, this is so stupid Ronald, you can't even move from behind this car.

    The next thing I knew there were a commotion of people, and then I could hear...indistinct.

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