Harvey Milk on Police Conduct (1974)

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KPIX Eyewitness News footage from September 4th 1974 featuring brief scenes of Lynne Joiner interviewing Harvey Milk, who appears to be discussing the relationship between San Francisco's gay community and the police. He states: "I think in the future any policeman who hassles anybody - gay, black, chicano or whatever - will think twice now." He also points out that: "What we do they may not like. But ... we have civil rights. And let them understand what our civil rights are. And to explain [to] them how we live ... and why we do these things. And that they should filter down to the policeman on the beat that when they see something, not to take immediate action, without first checking to see if it's all right." Ends with brief views of the Castro Theatre and sidewalks in the Castro district. Note that this 16mm newsfilm reel was titled 'Gays meet with Police' in the original KPIX-TV news shot-log. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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KPIX 120283

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