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Ford / Crime Bill / Big City Crime #240572

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 19, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford sends crime bill to Congress
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) [President FORD - says government can provide leadership in area of crime; details given.] Crime message detailed; recommendations include mandatory minute sentences for those committing violent federal crimes; no handgun registration; continue aid to local agencies; funding for crime victims. [Attorney General Edward LEVI - says mandatory sentences can help in reducing crime.] Levi emphasizes approach is domestic tranquility policy.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(NYC) Crime with violence committed in New York City every 4 mins.; criminal justice system bursting at seams. Bronx detention center and similar jails filled to brim. Many of those arrested never go to trial; last year, 87% not tried. Process of plea bargaining vigorously defended. [New York legal aid society Archibald MURRAY - says if every case had to be tried work load would increase at least 4 times.] [Criminal court Judge Irving LANG - says if he had to try every case indicted, system would buckle.]
REPORTER: Mike Lee Artist: Aggie Whelan

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
Lee, Mike
Duration:
00:04:00

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