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Chicago Convention / Aftermath / ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) / Humphrey-Daley #202917

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 05, 1969
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(Studio) Walker study on Chicago Convention violence says problems not dispelled. Report on Chicago 6 mos. later.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) [Protest Leader Rennie DAVIS - says still need to free Chicago.] [Police Spokesperson Joseph LAFEVOUR - says same thing will happen if protesters try to take over Chicago.] Cts. packed with conv. demonstration cases. Of 677 arrests: 312 convictions and 47 acquittals. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Attorney Phillip MOORE - comments on attractive guilty pleas offered to defendants enabling Mayor Daley to claim high conviction record.] [City Prosecutor Richard ELROD - says try cases because law violated.] 22 policemen disciplined. Federal indictments against police and demonstrators expected. Davis and others to be charged with conspiracy to cross state lines to incite riots. [DAVIS - says Chicago needs freedom.] [LAFEVOUR - thinks Davis is hot wind. If convention held today, no change in police behavior.] Police Department and Mayor Richard Daley refuse interviews. [Daley supporter Alderman Paul WIGODA - says police would be more aware if convention held today.] Police given raises. [LAFEVOUR - says police commended all over United States for actions.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) offers to represent accused police. Hubert Humphrey criticizes Daley's handling of convention violence and Daley's lack of support. Daley says Humphrey shouldn't have been nominated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:07:00

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