broad-ripple-hvac1Community reaction to a story on Fox 59’s new 11pm NewsPoint program continues to reverberate.  A follow up story on NewsPoint discussed the longstanding feelings of many in the Indianapolis African-American community about continued racial discrimination in some Broad Ripple nightclubs and bars.  The updated news story, which aired for over five minutes, an unprecedented length in TV news, continued to provoke reaction from Afternoons with Amos listeners.  WP_20140723_14_43_18_Pro (1)Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Rick Hite also appeared on Afternoons with Amos, to talk about IMPD roles in policing all neighborhoods including Broad Ripple.  Chief Hite specifically said that while IMPD monitors social media to get heads up on events that may draw large crowd and could pose trouble, the department isn’t in the business of censoring how nightclubs and event promoters promote their activities. Click the Link to See the Fox59 Follow-up Story on racial issues in Broad Ripple. Fox59 Story On Race Relations in Broad Ripple  Click the Media Player to Hear More Community Reaction to Broad Ripple Mess. And Chief Hite’s Afternoons with Amos Interview. ©2014 WTLC/Radio One.  Community Reaction to Broad Ripple Controversy – Runs 41 Minutes.  IMPD Chief Rick Hite’s Interview With Amos. Runs 45 Minutes.