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New York City Blackout #253184

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 17, 1977
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(Studio) New York City still suffers effects of blackout.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(NYC) [MAN - says rights have been violated.] Report on conditions for those still held on charges of looting and arson. [New York City Corrections Department spokesperson Phil LESHIN - says they try to take care of prisoners as fast as possible. Legal Aid Society has considered filing suit to free all prisoners, because constitutional rights allegedly violated, but it's dropped. Conditions in facilities noted. Officials say they're doing their best. [LESHIN - says police arrested 3700 without firing many shots and notes other cntries. fire at looters on sight.] Relatives and friends seek to find out where people are. [Barbara MARTIN - says every time they come to detention center, they're told friend not there. Finally today they've been told friend is here.] [Attorney Tom LIVORNESE - says some prisoners haven't been able to call families.] Arraignment proceedings noted.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick Artist: Aggie Whelan

(Studio) Comments of Mayor Abraham Beame, with regard to prisoners, noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Kilpatrick, Jim

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