TITLE

Light on the Blackout

PUB. DATE
August 1977
SOURCE
National Review;8/19/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 32, p930
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses some key points raised about the chaos during a New York City blackout by J. Bruce Llewellyn, the black president of a supermarket chain, and a liberal New York lawyer, Adam Walinsky. The police and political administrators showed an indifferent attitude to destruction in black and Hispanic neighborhoods. The non-response of government meant that a generation of minority small business development has been largely wrecked. Police Commissioner Michael J. Codd stated on TV that sufficient force would have been used if the rioters had tried to move out of the ghetto. This implies that the city officials are willing to tolerate any level of destruction as long as the victims are black or Hispanic.
ACCESSION #
6056847

 

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