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Amnesty International Reports on Brutality in New York City

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Amnesty International yesterday released a report documenting a pattern of systematic brutality by New York City Police. Amnesty concluded that much of the abuse —-— from unnecessary use of force to deaths in police custody–seems to be racially motivated with African American, Latino and Asian residents bearing the brunt of abuse by mostly white cops. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Police Commissioner Howard Safir said the report was statistically inaccurate, outdated, and irrelevant. The Amnesty report was released on the same day the city unveiled a new police program called "CPR"–courtesy, professionalism and respect for the public.

GUESTS: ANGELA WRIGHT, Researcher, Amnesty International, London

DAVID MARSHALL, Member of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England,

RICHIE PEREZ, NY activist against police brutality.

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