Bobby Seale on establishing a community controlled police force

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KRON-TV news footage from July 18 1969 with reporter Mike Mills featuring brief scenes from an interview with Founding Chairman and national organizer of the Black Panther Party Bobby Seale, who is promoting the National Conference for a United Front Against Fascism. This conference was organized by the Black Panther Party and held in Oakland from July 18-21 1969, with events at Oakland Auditorim and in DeFremery Park. Seale explains that one of their main goals is to push for a "community controlled" police force, by mandating that only officers who live within the community they police will be hired. When Mills asks: "Is that a realistic goal?" Seale states they managed to collect 10,000 test signatures in 6 days, to have such a measure added to a political bill. Note that police reform was one of Bobby Seale's main goals when he campaigned in Oakland's 1973 mayoral runoff election. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Date
7/18/1969
Format
16mm b&w negative magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Duration
1:02
Identifier
KRON 2024-1
Views
626

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