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Say Brother; Law In the Community; Rudy Pierce interview

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01/18/1976

In this clip Boston Criminal lawyer Rudy Peirce discusses the "personal recognizance" n Massachusetts and how it relates to Boston's poor being able to post bail. Overall the program provides legal advice from two Boston-based lawyers. Attorneys Rudy Pierce and A.D. Saunders discuss two areas of legal importance: the procedural rights of the accused and the acquisition of property. Areas of discussion include whether a police officer stop you and frisk you, the reasons why an officer would conduct a warrantless search, laws related to the search of a car or apartment, what a person should keep in mind if he or she is arrested, what Miranda rights are, what a person accused of a crime should do once they have a lawyer, what a person who is considering buying a home should think about, when should you find an attorney when buying a house, what you should expect from an attorney when purchasing property, if a person can buy a house without an attorney, and what problems a person would need protection when purchasing a house. Additional segments include "Access" (which describes the services of Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc.), "Information" (on the Legal Fee Arbitration Board of the Massachusetts Bar Association), a listing of legal aid societies, and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Marita Muhammad Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Law In the Community
Program Number

602

Title

Rudy Pierce interview

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program provides legal advice from two Boston-based lawyers. Attorneys Rudy Pierce and A.D. Saunders discuss two areas of legal importance: the procedural rights of the accused and the acquisition of property. Areas of discussion include whether a police officer stop you and frisk you, the reasons why an officer would conduct a warrantless search, laws related to the search of a car or apartment, what a person should keep in mind if he or she is arrested, what Miranda rights are, what a person accused of a crime should do once they have a lawyer, what a person who is considering buying a home should think about, when should you find an attorney when buying a house, what you should expect from an attorney when purchasing property, if a person can buy a house without an attorne, and what problems a person would need protection when purchasing a house. Additional segments include "Access" (which describes the services of Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc.), "Information" (on the Legal Fee Arbitration Board of the Massachusetts Bar Association), a listing of legal aid societies, and the "Community Calendar."

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Segregation
Legal services--Massachusetts--Boston
Civil rights
Pierce, Rudy
Saunders, A.D.
African American lawyers
Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. (Boston, Mass.)
Fee Arbitration Board of the Massachusetts Bar Association (Boston, Mass.)
Legal aid--Massachusetts--Boston
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Davis, Tony (Production Assistant)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Law In the Community; Rudy Pierce interview,” 01/18/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_09E3A213C8914072A0CB3174052EF813.
MLA: “Say Brother; Law In the Community; Rudy Pierce interview.” 01/18/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_09E3A213C8914072A0CB3174052EF813>.
APA: Say Brother; Law In the Community; Rudy Pierce interview. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_09E3A213C8914072A0CB3174052EF813
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