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Memphis Taxpayer #223444

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 15, 1972
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(Studio) Memphis, Tennessee, taxpayer revolts. Leonard Hudson, 29, disputes tax assessment against his cleaning establishment. When 4 state revenue agents show up to collect, Hudson pulls gun, forces 3 to strip and leave store. Holds 4th as hostage as police surround store. Hudson demands audience with Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn, who is flying to scene.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Memphis, Tennessee) [Collection officer Lee MULLIN - describes incident.] [Neighbor - says Hudson refuses to talk on phone, fearing electronic trick; waits to see Governor] Hudson says he does not owe back taxes. Says state willfully refuses to deal with needs of black citizens.

Cronkite, Walter

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