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Crime Victim's Compensation Laws #292268

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 17, 1983
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(Studio) California recalled 1st state to adopt crime victim's compensation law.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Providence, Rhode Island) Assault on Stefanie Davis by bus passenger in Providence, Rhode Island, and her reparation under Rhode Island victim's law outlined. [DAVIS - recalls incident, court award.] No. people and amount involved last year in US crime compensation laws outlined on screen; economy factors threatening state programs examined. Rhode Island's case cited as example [Attorney general Dennis ROBERTS - notes victims are unable to collect awards.] [Madeline SULLIVAN - describes intruder's knife attack on her.] Rhode Island fund's source of revenue noted. [DAVIS - thinks criminals should pay more into funds.] [SULLIVAN - is disappointed over lack of compensation.]

Rabel, Ed;
Rather, Dan

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