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Drug Abuse Agency Hearings / Illinois #25851

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 18, 1973
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(Studio) Senate committee consisting of Charles Percy and Sam Nunn open hearings on Nixon proposal to merge all drug abuse agencies into 1. Hearings cover recent drug raids in Collinsville, Illinois.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Chicago, Illinois) Senator Charles Percy attacks raids of April 23 in Collinsville, Illinois,by drug agents. Agents had no search warrants, but with guns drawn broke into 2 homes and terrorized residents while searching for drugs. Raids were mistake. Giglotto family victim of raids. [Herbert GIGLOTTO - says if had gun on night of raid would have killed agents who were dressed like hippies.] [Evelyn GIGLOTTO - says country being destroyed in name of law and order.] [PERCY - says mistake in Collinsville should never be repeated. Govt. must not resort to terrorism in pursuit of law and order.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.

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