Our Delinquent Society (Updated over a year ago)
KRON-TV special report from 1968, narrated by Ed Hart, which spends one week on patrol with Officer Roy Medrow (UC Berkeley graduate) of the Berkeley Police Department. Includes views of demonstrations (Black Panthers), of a fire, of Officer Medrow interviewing people and making arrests (including a youth having a bad LSD trip) and of Medrow driving around Berkeley's neighborhoods. This report also looks at how Berkeley P.D. has long been associated with innovation and features a look at the community work of police advisor Reuben M. Greenberg, who explains he is trying to help prevent crime in the African American community: "One of the main reasons of crime ... is lack of jobs, frustration due to discrimination in employment, discrimination in housing or exploitation in grocery stores, loan companies, pawn shops etc." Greenberg went on to become the first African American Police Chief of Charleston, NC (from 1982-1995). This film was written and produced by Al Berglund, directed by Merle Ellis and edited by Jay Hansell.
Tags: al berglund, bad lsd trips, berkeley, berkeley fire department, berkeley police department, bill baker, black panther party, crime, ed hart, jay hansell, john hines, kron 26, merle ellis, officer roy medrow, police community relations, police patrols, reuben greenberg, wener desepte
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on September 25, 2011.
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV
- Date aired: 1968
- Recording medium: 16mm color, optical sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: KRON-TV
- Duration: 22:25
- Type of material: special report