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Chicago / Black Panther Trial #210186

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 08, 1970
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(Studio) Illinois drops charges against Black Panther Chicago shootout survivors.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) [LAST DEC. REPORT SHOWN.] Police surprise raid killed 2, wounded 4 Panthers; government drops charges for insufficient evidence; judge sees move as rebuttal to Kingman Brewster charge that black revolutionaries can't get fair United States trial [PANTHER ATTYS. - claim federal and state deal dropped federal charges against police if Panthers not prosecuted; say police at fault.]
REPORTER: Murray Fromson; ARTIST: Audrey Weprin

(DC) No Washington, DC comment; only 1 Panther fired shot, 50 police shots; 2 police wounded; 1 cut on glass, 1 shot by other cop; no indictments likely.
REPORTER: Mike Wallace

Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray;
Wallace, Mike

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