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Police Behavior / 2 Opinions #199568

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 10, 1968
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(Studio) Some see growing militancy of police.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New York City) [New York Policeman John CASSESE - says if enforce law 100%, people will know police mean business Let's try more force.] [New York Black Panther Joudon FORD - calls police racists and murderers. Pigs showing true racist nature.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Chicago, Illinois) [Policeman Greg KYRITZ - says injured by rock or brick thrown by demonstrators.] [Demonstrator Ray RIES - says now police run demonstrators down and beat them.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(No Location Given) Hard for city police to keep peace. Police more militant.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Chicago, Illinois) Film of August 28 shown. Police used indiscriminate force in Chicago. [Mayor Richard DALEY - says some police may have overreacted but to judge all by actions of few just as unfair as judging all young by actions of mob.]
REPORTER: John Laurence

(New York City) [Mayor John LINDSAY - says what happened in Chicago should sadden all Americans All values, incling. freedom of press, sacrificed. Neither law, order nor justice there.] New York City police ordered to hold tempers and use minimum of force. Patrolmen's Benevolent Association began to demand end to civilian control of police and total law enforcement. [PBA President CASSESE - says sick and tired of taking it on chin, turning other cheek. Think it's time we took bull by horns. Let judge try all cases and give out stiff sentences if guilty.] [Assoc. Director New York ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Ira GLASSER - says average policeman doesn't know what law is. Notion that every policeman is law unto self is open invitation to anarchy.]
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Cleveland, Ohio) [Fraternal Order of Police Frank SCHAEFFER - expect sergeant to disobey superior if he knows superior to be wrong.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(New York City) [GLASSER - says without civilian control, law is whatever policeman says it is. That's done in totalitarian cntrys. It's called police state.]
REPORTER: John Laurence

(DC) Film of Apr., 1968, shown. 1 problem is what to do with regard to those who steal and set fires during riots. Daley orders police to shoot looters. Others, incling. Kerner Commission on Civil Disorders argue that shooting unarmed rioters makes situation more violent. [Attorney General Ramsey CLARK - says looters should be arrested and tried. Not effective law enforcement to shoot looters.]
REPORTER: John Laurence

(New York City) [CASSESE - says things worse from 1963 - 68 and will get worse. So let's stop it now.] Battle exists over police behavior.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Laurence, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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