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Analysis (Political Assassins) #222980

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 1972
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(DC) Patterns of assassins noted. Victims, from Lincoln on, became objects of violence at peak of success. They were strong masculine figures, and assailants have been just the opposite. Conspiracy has not been rule in US. (Only attempt on Truman by Puerto Rican extremists was such.) Czolgosz, who shot McKinley; Oswald, who shot John Kennedy; Bremer, accused of shooting Wallace - all were loners. President Commission on violence 3 years ago predicted assassins would be: from broken home; withdrawn; white; male; foreign born; short with slight build; armed with hand gun; in crowd when attempting violence. He strikes out for his own identity and is always caught.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

Sevareid, Eric

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