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Washington, DC Crime / Drugs / Black Views #200449

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 31, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon orders federal narcotics agents to increase law enforcement role in DC; 2/3 of convicted criminals in Washington, DC drug addicts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Film shown of Washington, DC at night; video says young responsible for much of crime. Small businesses take precautions. [Liquor Store Owner Cliff CARTER - store help comprised of family; doesn't want to see them hurt.] Blacks,DC major, responsible for most crimes; attack other blacks. Local pool hall discusses taking drugs and crime. Cts. overcrowded; criminals on bail commit other crimes. [Judge Harold GREEN - speed up trials.] [Mayor Walter WASHINGTON - doesn't think Washington, DC different from other cities.] Group of young black men tell how they rob and mug to get money. [Bill KAVANAUGH - blacks want to work; but no chance for promotion. Nothing left but to steal.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Hart, John

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