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Ann Arbor, Michigan / Rape Case / DNA Testing of Blacks #158617

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 04, 1995
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(Studio: Catherine Crier) Report introduced.

(Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ron Claiborne) The issue of the reliability of DNA evidence as a crime-solving technique examined by looking at the investigation of a series of rapes and a murder in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The question of the testing of young blacks considered as suspects raised. [Black suspect Blair SINGLETON - explains why he was reluctant to take a DNA blood test.] [Former city councilman Larry HUNTER - says the investigation of black men in the case went too far.] [Police department's Walter LUNSFORD, Michigan ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Howard SIMON - offer differing opinions on the handling of suspects.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Crier, Catherine

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