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(Studio) Trial of 60 Attica prison inmates due to start in Buffalo, but judge hears defense motions. Murder and kidnapping charges related to September 1971 riot that cost lives of 43. Defense feels publicity will prejudice jury. Jury selection is defense strategy.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Buffalo, New York) Prominent legal scholars and trial attys. skeptical of jury selection method. Attica Brothers Legal Defense headquarters shown. Young volunteers, mostly students, doing-work. [SPOKESPERSON - says 20% community feels radicals and black militants should be booked up for no reason.] Their findings put through computer to see which jurors will be most sympathetic. [Sociologist Jay SCHULMAN - explains procedure of selection.] Computer printouts studied. [SCHULMAN - says system of survey worked 7 of 10 times.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne
- Mudd, Roger;
- Schakne, Robert
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