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New York City / Prison Riots #206797

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 1970
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(Studio) New York City prisons overcrowded; bail high; 5 prison revolts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Tombs' prisoners release hostages. [Hostage Walter STARKE - says prisoners would have killed him.] [Mayor John LINDSAY - says many prisoners awaiting trial 9 mos.] Queens House of Detention inmates beaten by police. ["New York American" Jim O'LOUGHLIN - reports police beat prisoners who surrendered.] ["New York Daily News" Mike McCARDELL - says guards beat inmates.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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