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Walker Report / Chicago / Democratic Convention Violence #198888

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 02, 1968
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(Studio) {No video until 00:02:40} Task force study blaming individual police for much of violence in Chicago during Democratic Convention brings expression of support for police. CBS and others get calls objecting to report and news reports of it. Dan Walker heads study group for President Commission on Violence. Holds news conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Walker defends study in strong language. [WALKER - defends report Says United States Department of Justice requested deletions from report due to investigation with regard to prosecution. Deletions buttress conclusions. Number of police perpetrated violence. Heart of matter police violence.] No official police reaction yet. Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley only mildly critical of report yesterday. [In 12-1-68 statement, DALEY - calls it, overall, excellent. Hits summary.] [WALKER - defends summary.] [Answering question, WALKER - quotes Eric Sevareid with regard to public reaction against demonstrators.] Public opinion favors Daley and police.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) More on Chicago violence hearings.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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