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MetroFocus | Clip | HBO PREMIERE “YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN”

Thirty years ago, a black teen, Yusuf Hawkins was fatally shot after being chased by a white mob in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The murder tore the neighborhood and an already racially polarized city- apart. Today that tragedy, and the Hawkins family’s long fight for justice, has gained new resonance. A new HBO documentary “Yusuf Hawkins: storm over Brooklyn”, revisits the 1989 murder incident.

0:18:15 | AIRED: 8/22/2022 |
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