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Washington, DC Crime Proposals / Ghetto Visit #200428

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 31, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon proposes plans to combat Washington, DC crime; 19 banks robbed in January Shooting occurs close to White House; 3 Senators, 1 Representative and Nixon aide Herbert Kaplow witness event. Treasury agent shot by robber.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon orders 1000 more police for DC, 10 more judges and 4 more prosecutors; better cthse. and penal systems. Detention plan by which prisoner suspected of committing more crimes couldn't have bond. Nixon calls for rehabilitation for Washington, DC ghettos, particularly those hit by riots. US Housing and Urban Development Secretary George Romney, Washington, DC Mayor Walter Washington, and President Nixon dedicate park to be built. [NIXON - determined to begin action.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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