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Government / Anitwar Movement Trials #230183

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 1973
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(Studio) Govt.'s involvement in conspiracy trials fails to stop antiwar movement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Justice Department) Govt.'s cases against crimes allegedly committed by antiwar movement organizations find little basis in court Cases include Spock conspiracy trial, Berrigan trial, Chicago 8, Seattle 8, Camden 28, Pentagon Papers trial. Govt. arguments rely heavily on informers in antiwar cases. [Radical lawyer William KUNSTLER - believes government lost cases because of informer reliance.] [Former director Internal Security Div. William OLSEN - states government intended to prosecute federal crimes committed by antiwar movement sympathizers.] [Questioned on government's effort to stop antiwar movement, OLSEN - states government had no intention to blunt movement.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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