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(Studio) New crime bill to add new dimension to United States justice moves ahead.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Bill 750, to compensate crime victims for losses, adds new concept to United States justice. Begun by Senator Mike Mansfield, plugged by McClellan bill makes federal offense of attacks on police, firemen, and insurance for same. Big break in compensation for victims of violence, and those who seek to help them. Background of practice explained. Marjorie Fry revived idea from ancient cultures. Successes enumerated. California, 6 other states now have such laws; others may follow. Govt. duties examined. Causes of violent crime considered. Up to now, the criminal has been chief concern. Mansfield believes victims due as much consideration.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Sevareid, Eric
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