CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1980
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(Studio) Incr. in murders in California reported Drugs, ethnic rivalries, senseless killings blamed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) Restaurant robbery and resultant deaths recalled. Scenes shown. Funeral of 7 year old victim of strangler shown. Death of grocer in Pacific Palisades reported Neighborhood mtgs. for protection and crime control reported [Dick PIERCE - is ready to carry gun.] Gun sales said sharPly up. [MAN - talks of business in guns.] Morgue scenes shown. Police Programs discussed. [Dep. chief, L.A.police department Dan SULLIVAN - speaks of vicious street thugs.] [Psychologist, L.A.P.D., Martin REISER - blames tinsel-town image for lawlessness.] Fear of vigilante groups among citizens noted.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen
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