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Signs of Crime / Graffiti #284780

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 1982
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(Studio) Change of attitudes toward graffiti since 1960's noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Los Angeles graffiti scenes shown. [Gang member Bryant CAVER - explains graffiti as sign language between gangs.] [Police Department sergeant Joseph SUAREZ - interprets warnings of coming trouble in graffiti.] Judge said now warning gangs to clean up graffiti or go to jail for contempt of court [L.A. City Attorney Ira REFINER - scoffs at reasoning with gangs.] Bryant Caver profiled. [CAVER - says drive-by slayings are everyday things.] [Brian BURTON - fears consequences if his name gets on the wall.] Prosecution of gang members next week announced. Gang mbrs. reported predicting failure of clean-up effort.
REPORTER: Linda Douglass

Douglass, Linda;
Rather, Dan

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