CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 08, 1971
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(Studio) Federal Govt. spent over $1 million handling anti-war demonstrations just concluded.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) President Nixon congratulates Washington, DC police Chief Jerry Wilson. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Ralph TEMPLE - says rights only meaningful when law enforcement crisis exists.] 13,426 arrests during protests; arrest procedures abandoned. [TEMPLE - says procedures designed for mass arrests; with military more than enough manpower to handle situation; police didn't have to sweep up everyone on streets.] [Assistant Attorney General William H. REHNQUIST - says Washington, DC laws give police right to order public areas cleared; no one in area bystander; not using arrest procedures matter of not being able to document case in court] [Attorney Lloyd CUTLER - says behavior of police, in dealing with people they knew, couldn't make case against serious question; believes important for police to maintain order; whether police succeeded in doing justice open question.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
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