Wednesday, November 5, 1997

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  • St. Petersburg

    The Justice Department closed its investigation Monday into a police shooting that sparked a rebellion in St. Petersburg, Florida. The court said there was no evidence that the black victim’s civil rights were violated.

  • The Drug Life

    The issue of illegal drug use was a hot topic this election season with candidates for a range of local, state and federal offices pledging to tackle the problem once and for all. The debate is often fueled by stereotypes far removed from the reality of the day-to-day life of addicts and drug users. A new book out called The Corner: A Year in the Life an Inner City Neighborhood seeks to depict a piece of America that is often lost in the rhetoric of the war on drug.