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A Black Cop's Perspective on Police Brutality

National Affairs Director of the National Black Police Association, Officer Ron Hampton, has been a policeman for 19 years. He's gotten a reputation for speaking out against the misuse of power in the police force, which Hampton says is distressingly common. He'll discuss the beating of Rodney King by LAPD officers.

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Other segments from the episode on March 20, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 20, 1991: Interview with Charles Smith; Interview with Ron Hampton; Review of the television show "American Playhouse."

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