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Special Assignment (California Street Gangs and Drugs) #108453

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 09, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(N. Las Vegas, NV: Ken Kashiwahara) Growing involvement of Los Angeles, California, street gangs in national drug operations examined; details given, scenes shown. [Police sergeant Frank VADEN - describes gangs' network.] [Lieutenant Robert RUCHHOFT - compares gangs with early days of Italian Mafia in US.] [Suspect Clifford TOWNSEND - cites money involved.] Violence in Colorado, Arizona linked to Los Angeles street gangs reviewed. [sergeant Brad THISS - feels Phoenix, Arizona, violence was aimed at gaining control of cocaine trade.] [Voice of Portland, OR, undercover OFR. - describes influx of California gangs.] [Captain Ed DAVIS - describes gang-related violence.] [TOWNSEND - cites attitude toward murder.] [VADEN - notes difficulty in identifying suspects.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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