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Detroit / Chin Murder Controversy #287570

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 02, 1983
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(Studio) Controversy over sentences given killers of Vincent Chin in Detroit, Michigan, recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Detroit, Michigan) Federal grand jury reported indicting Chin murderers Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz for violation of his civil liberties due to racial aspect of killing. [Mother, Lilly CHIN - wants justice for son.] Original sentences given Ebens and Nitz by local judge and ensuing public outcry recalled. [US attorney Len GILMAN - points out federal law against killing someone due to their race.] Possible sentence mentioned.
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Reporter(s):
Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:01:20

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