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Policeman Will Face Man Slaughter Charge

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Policeman Will Face Man Slaughter Charge

Description

This article details the consequences imposed on Patrolman James Loder after he shot and killed fourteen year old Vivian Strong. The shooting took place on June 24, 1969 in North Omaha. The officers were responding a reported break in at a housing project when a group of young people scattered and ran. Strong was shot at the base of the skull as she fled. The group of young people had been listening to records in the alley and had come to see why the police were in the area. The officer did not shout any warnings and only one shot was fired. The slaying sparked public outcry as well as vandalism and looting in the area.

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Source

Native Omaha Days, North Omaha History Harvest, 2011

Publisher

Omaha Star

Date

1969

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

document

Language

English

Type

image

Coverage

Omaha (Neb.)

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newspaper clipping