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        Racial Profiling Case, 1990

        This 1990 archival news footage from WGBH records black leaders from Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood speaking angrily about what they believe was a racially motivated murder investigation. Activist ministers Don Muhammad and Graylan Hagler express their anger at police investigators and public officials, whom they think ignored vital information in the investigation. Muhammad and Hagler extend blame to media reporters, whom the leaders say were too easily taken in by “the dreadful hoax” perpetrated by the actual killer, the murdered woman’s husband.

        This video is primary source footage and is presented as originally recorded.

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