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Detroit Shootout / Protest #203338

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 03, 1969
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(Studio) Young blacks march to show support for Detroit black judge, George Crockett, Junior, criticized for quick release of suspects after gun battle between police and militants. Counter-demonstration held.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Blacks march for Crockett and police march against him. [CROCKETT - says inconceivable police would shoot indiscriminately into white church full of people.] [Mayor Jerome CAVANAGH - says tactics necessary. Situation couldn't be talked down.] [CROCKETT - says community would be up in arms, if this done in white area. Black judge must use legal knowledge to make common law responsive to people.] Crockett escorted to work by police.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray

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