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Narcotics Raids / Collinsville, Illinois #228452

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 1973
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(Studio) Narcotics agents raid 2 hses. in Collinsville, Illinois, and terrorize inhabitants who were innocent of any crime.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Collinsville, Illinois) Herb. and Louise Giglotto sleeping when armed agents break into house Agents hold pistol to Herb. Giglotto's head and verbally abuse Louise Giglotto while house searched. Agents threaten to kill Herb. Giglotto.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

(DC) [Drug Abuse Law Enforcement Program chief Myles AMBROSE - says agents had no search warrants and had wrong addresses of hses. to be raided.]
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

(Peoria, Illinois) Giglottos say dozens people have called to relate similar raids on their hses. [Herb. GIGLOTTO - says hopes agents don't make more mistakes of this kind.] [Louise GIGLOTTO - says raid has made her nervous and depressed. House still a mess.] [Mike ASKEW - says his mother in hospital again. Had earlier had nervous breakdown, and raid disturbed her again.] Askews' have filed $1 million damage suit against government Giglottos' are doing same.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

Cronkite, Walter;
Williams, Jeff

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