Let the Fire Burn (2013)

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Documentary. In 1985 Philadlelphia police used explosives on a house used by black liberation group MOVE. The decision to "let the fire burn" despite the presence of local fire crews resulted in the deaths of five children and six adults and the destruction of 60 homes.

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