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A Closer Look (Crime and Punishment) #181926

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 25, 1998
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) A controversial murder case in Nevada in which Berkeley student David Cash saw his friend Jeremy Strohmeyer assault young Sherrice Iverson in a gambling casino restroom and failed to intervene examined; details given of the crime and the support for "Sherrice's Law," which would make it a crime to fail to report a sex crime against a child. [On radio shown, CASH - denies doing anything wrong.] [Victim's mother Yolanda MANUEL - calls Cash an accessory to murder.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The issue of moral versus legal obligation noted. [Criminal defense attorney Elisabeth SEMEL - talks about making it a crime to fail to act.]

Rooney, Brian;
Sawyer, Forrest

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