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American Agenda (Crime: Central Park Assault) #121988

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Arraignment of seven teenagers chgd. with attacking female jogger in NYC's Central Park last month noted; scenes shown from ctrm. Report introduced.

(NYC: John McKenzie) Review of case in which Central Park jogger was beaten and raped featured; scenes shown from site; details given of extensive coverage of case in New York City papers. [Columnist Jimmy BRESLIN - explains why case has received so much attention] Police noted using term "wilding" for this seemingly random violence. [Sociologist William KORNBLUM - discusses misunderstanding of term.] Backgrounds of crime's perpetrators discussed. [Neighbor Anna NORIEGA - talks about this group of teenagers looking for trouble.] Racial aspects of NYC's violent crime analyzed. [Harlem Hospital's Dr. Jama ADAMS - says this kind of violence goes on everyday in Harlem.] [KORNBLUM - discusses crime in minority communities.]

McKenzie, John;
Jennings, Peter

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