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Crime / Psychological Toll / Vigilante Mentality #281080

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 15, 1982
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(Studio) Psychological toll of crime described.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) [Prosecutor Jeffrey SWARTZ - notes public's vigilante attitude.] No. criminals killed by public since beginning of last year said exceeding that of police. [Gun owner Charles HARMON - defs. shooting suspect.] [August 1982, Mark CRAM - notes his warning shot.] Cram's warning shot reported killing suspect prior to Cram's crushing him with his car. [CRAM - is pleased with self.] [September 1981, Anthony McDONALD - describes shooting fleeing burglar.] Chgs. against McDonald and jury's verdict noted. [SWARTZ - notes jury's formation of community standard.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Bruce ROGOW - believes such killing is capital punishment without trial.] [Salesman Andy PROPPER - believes public sees shopkeeper as hero for killing criminal.] Incident involving cafeteria owner Severino Perez' killing of bystander Maria Orge while shooting at robbers examined; prosecutor said still undecided about chging. owner Severino Perez with shooting. [Victim's cousin Olga LOPEZ - notes jury's possible praise of Perez.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Reporter(s):
Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:30

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