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A Closer Look (Kids and American Justice) #180542

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 17, 1998
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(New York: Terry Moran) The issue in the American justice system of trying juveniles as adults examined; details given of the case of Nathaniel Abraham, a 12-year-old self-confessed killer on trial for murder. [Defense attorneys Dan BAGDADE, Garry CANTRELL - recount their clients' behavior and the court system.] [Chief juvenile prosecutor in New York City Peter REINHARZ - comments on the system.] The key issue of whether the juveniles can even understand their legal rights noted. [Center for Juvenile Criminal Justice Vincent SCHIRALDI - says the kids do not get it.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The number juveniles in prison with adult inmates noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Moran, Terry

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