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Chicago 8 Trial / Pierson #201010

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 1969
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(Studio) Policeman who posed as hippie bodyguard testifies.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Policeman disguised self as motorcycle gangster and invaded Youth International Party, (Yippies). Robert Pierson acted as Jerry Rubin's bodyguard. Under exam, by Asst, United States Attorney Rich, Schultz, Pierson describes running through sts, with Rubin and others who caused the damage. Says Rubin said 2 or 3 "pigs" ought to be killed, Rubin suggested going to Old Town, where they'd have a place to hide out, if windows were broken there. [RUBIN - says Pierson acted more militant than anyone. He wanted us to take Lincoln Park.] Defense Attorney questions Pierson's sanity, Pierson says no to question of psychiatric care, Cross-exam, delayed.
REPORTER: John Laurence Artist: Kevin Haney

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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