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    In Los Angeles - an ugly reminder of last summer's violence in the Watts district at the start of an inquest on a young negro shot by a policeman.

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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Los Angeles - an ugly reminder of last summer's violence in the Watts district at the start of an inquest on a young negro shot by a policeman.

    SYNOPSIS: About five-hundred people -- mostly negroes -- tried to pack into the small courtroom. The dead man was Leonard Deadwyler. He'd been taking his wife -- who was expecting a baby -- to hospital, when police stopped his car. Police say he was shot accidentally when the car lurched. His wife and other passenger in the car denied this.

    The Congress of Racial Equality called the death "wanton" and warned about fresh violence in Los Angeles. A hundred deputies were stationed to control the crowd. The inquest finally started only when part of the crowd was moved outside.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEV4J58OJSWI99EIREL53JGN36
    Media URN:
    VLVAEV4J58OJSWI99EIREL53JGN36
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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