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Black Panthers-Police / California / Illinois Killings #201936

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1969
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Bypassed Introduction Walter Cronkite (NYC)

(Studio) Los Angeles police and Black Panthers fight.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Gun battle shown at Panther headquarters Ofrs. went to headquarters before dawn to search for weapons. 3 police injured. 8 men and 3 women inside headquarters held off surrender for 4 hrs. 2 men and 1 woman injured. 12 Panthers arrested at other city location. Police say Panthers behind several recent incidents. Inside headquarters shown. Police order crowd to disperse.
REPORTER: Bill Stout

(Studio) Midwest Regional Director of NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) calls for investigation of police- Panther shootout in which 2 Panthers were killed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Many blacks view room in which Fred Hampton was shot to death. [Afro-American Patrolmen's Union Renault ROBINSON - asks why police couldn't have shot tear gas in room, and waited for them to come out?] [A.A.P.U. Howard SAFFORD - looks like political assassination.] [ACLU Jay MILLER - says government feels Panthers marked for extinction. They'll get rid of Panthers.] Illinois Attorney, Edward Hanrahan, refutes charge of murder.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Stout, Bill

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