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Gainesville 8 Trial #230210

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 06, 1973
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(Studio) Gainesville 8 trial conts. 7 VVAW members and 1 supporter charged with conspiracy to disrupt `72 Republican convention Prosecutors' star witness appears.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Gainesville, Florida) Former FBI informer and VVAW mbr William Lemmer testifies Scott Camil, VVAW member was setting up political assassination squads in Florida. Lemmer says Camil traded dope for guns to ready assassination unit. Defense objects to Lemmer's testimony, but Lemmer later reveals details that involve present charges against VVAW members Lemmer relates Camil's plans to bombard police stations around Republican convention simultaneously and then overrun Republican convention. Govt. relies on such witnesses as Lemmer to prove VVAW had violent plans for `72 convention
REPORTER: Robert Bahr Artist: Aggie Whelan

Bahr, Robert;
Mudd, Roger

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