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                doing a Bicentennial special titled, American Mores and Forays. A
                producer named Jean-Jacques—I think he had abbreviated himself
                to that—contacted me about photographs and film footage. So I
                steered him to the people hired by the police [to shoot the raid].
                They were more than willing to sell 370 feet of film at 13 cents a
                foot.

                In the ONE Archive at the University of Southern California, filed
             under  the  “Mark  40 Defense  Fund”  there  is  a nine-folder  collection  of
             ephemera and police reports from several participating undercover officers.
             The materials about the excessive and oppressive “police action” around the
             Slave Auction include the LA City Council’s findings from its investigation
             headed by councilman ZevYaroslavsky, a longtime Democratic member of
             the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and a straight opponent of
             Chief Ed Davis and of all the anti-gay excesses in the LAPD from 1975 to
             2014.










































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