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Crime / Trying Children As Adults / Tate Case #196393

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 09, 2001
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Amnesty International statistics on the number of children in the United States tried as adults cited.

(Fort Lauderdale: Ron Claiborne) The life sentence for Lionel Tate, who was sentenced for the murder of Tiffany Eunick committed when he was 12-years- old, featured; scenes shown from the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, courtroom. [Lionel's mother Kathleen GROSSETT-TATE - pleads for her son.] [Broward County circuit court Judge Joel LAZARUS - announces the sentence.] [Tate's attorney Jim LEWIS - comments on the sentence.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The fact that only Somalia and the United States have not signed a United Nations treaty agreeing not to put juveniles in jail for life noted.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The increase in adult penalties for children in the United States examined; specific cases cited. [Carnegie Mellon University professor Alfred BLUMSTEIN - says this is a phase in getting tough on crime.] [Justice Policy Institution Vincent SCHIRALDI - outlines what will happen to juveniles in jail.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Gibson, Charles;
Thomas, Pierre

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