ABC Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Announcement by President Bush of his anti-crime program featured; details given of plan, include provisions for prison expansion and restrictions on semi-automatic weapons; scenes shown. [BUSH - says criminals will do time.] [Representative Frank GUARINI - says Bush has not banned assault weapons.] [National Rifle Assn. spokesperson Wayne LaPIERRE - says National Rifle Assn. may oppose plan.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Burden of crime fighting noted belonging to state and local levels. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Crisis in criminal justice system in Los Angeles, California, featured; details given of overcrowding of county jails and courts [Criminologist Nels KLYVER - says our criminal justice system is almost shutting down.] [Los Angeles police chief Daryl GATES - comments.] Caseload in county court system detailed. [Superior court chief judge Richard BYRNE - says message is that criminal won't suffer for crimes.]
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