Don’t Trust Cops?


Fifth Estate # 60, August 15-September 4, 1968

CLEVELAND, July 26 (LNS)—The new penalty for filming the arrest of blacks on Cleveland’s East Side is possible broken ribs, multiple cuts and bruises and maybe a broken tooth, two NBC cameramen learned recently.

Cameraman Julius Boros was told by cops he was creating a “traffic hazard” by filming the arrest, which took place on East 105th and Euclid Avenue. The cops smashed his camera and beat him with nightsticks; later at the station they threw lighted matches at him while he was being fingerprinted. He was charged with assault and battery.

Charles Ray, the other cameraman, said his camera was wrested from his hands and then he was beaten before being taken to the station. “I no longer trust policemen,” he said later.