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Violence / Wallace / Daley / Police Story #1503

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Alabama Governor George Wallace says Chicago police should be commended for restraint while under severe provocation.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) [Mayor DALEY says some police may have overacted, but judging all by alleged actions of few just as unfair as blaming all youth for mob's action. City will never condone brutality, but won't permit lawless terrorists to menace lines of millions, destroy purpose of convention and take over city sts.] Police representatives say they were provoked by protesters and maligned by news media.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) Charges of police brutality investigated. 83 police injured since conv.'s start. One ofr. has possible fractured leg; another has human bite, another has fractured cheekbone. Films of violence shown. Police worked 12-17 hour shifts. They've been cursed, sprayed with gas and hit with flying objects. [Public Info. Director Police Department Frank SULLIVAN - says revolutionaries bent on destroying United States government They have almost no support but they're built into something big by news media. They're called kids and Yippies. Hardcore leaders are Communists.] City police start out at $7,500 year. Most have high school education, and live in cities with families. Too many will leave department early.

Hill, Hugh;
Reynolds, Frank

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