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American Agenda (Crime, Politics: Chicago Street Gangs) (Part I) #156110

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 28, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Erin Hayes) ABC News investigation into the criminal and political activities of the Chicago street gang known as the Gangster Disciple Nation examined; scenes shown from the housing projects controlled by this street gang, including hidden camera coverage of drug dealing and of a videotape of a murder. [Housing police Chief George MURRAY, FBI special agent Ken PIERNICK - comment on the gang activity.] Prison inmate Larry Hoover said chairing the gang and promoting its moves into the political arena. [In tape of a telephone conversation, HOOVER - talks about setting up a politic action committee and organizing other gangs into a political force.] The Gangster Disciples' internal organization outlined. [Disguised gang MEMBER - equates the 21st Century VOTE with the GD.] [Public housing safety deputy director Richard KOZAK - cites the funding of the political machine through drug money.] Gang rallies at 21st Century meetings shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter

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