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Special Assignment (Drugs USA) (Part V) #104967

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 19, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News poll on cntry.'s use of legal drugs outlined on screen, discussed.

(Portland, OR: Richard Threlkeld) City's campaign against substance abuse featured; details given, scenes shown. Police department's Operation Mad Dog discussed as example [Police ofr. Jim HUDSON - describes effect of overcrowded jail on ofr.'s arrests.] Supply-side strategy in funding war on drugs explained, outlined on screen. [Dr. Lloyd JOHNSTON - cites futility in halting supply of drugs, but not in reducing their demand.] Portland's public school education program considered; related statistics outlined on screen. [KYLE - cites ruined life due to drugs.] [National Association of Defense Lawyers spokesperson John HINGSON - considers legal basis of opposition to mandatory drug testing in the workplace.] [Representative Tommy ROBINSON - favors death penalty for dealers.] [HINGSON - fears death of civil liberties.] [Citizens patrol spokesperson B.J. FOGARTY - notes city's incrd. concern.]

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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