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Chicago Conspiracy Trial #208606

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1970
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(Studio) Defense rests; Judge Julius Hoffman rejects motion for direct acquittal.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) After 5 mos. of trial, evidence is all in. Jury shielded from most of outbursts, but concerned with testimony and evidence. Strongest witness produced by United States attorney Thomas Foran, has been testimony of police undercover agents. Agents testified Jerry Rubin laid rampage in streets; Rennie Davis ordered demonstrators to provoke police; Abbie Hoffman declared he would tear up town and conv.; Tom Hayden circulated among young and encouraged them to fight in Saint; David Dellinger incited protesters to fight policy; and Lee Weiner cooked up plot with John Froines to bomb parking lot. Attorney William Kunstler tried to prove demonstrators came to Chicago for protest against war in Vietnam. Defense tried to prove Mayor Daley wanted to avoid demonstrations during convention and withheld permits to march, rally, etc. Attorney Ramsey Clark not allowed to testify. Judge accused of double standard, and guilty of complicity with government
REPORTER: John Laurence Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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