CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 02, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Buffalo, New York) Controversy surrounding possible criminal chgs. lodged against Andrea Williams' father Willie Williams for attacking her suspected rapist, Charles Dean, examined; background to case recalled. Films shown. [Willie WILLIAMS - recalls event.] Police praise of Williams noted. [Mayor James GRIFFIN - thinks Williams should receive medal; notes Dean's record.] [Dist. attorney Richard ARCARA - opposes vigilante justice.] Extent of community support for Williams noted. [City cnclman. David COLLINS - defs. Williams' action.] [Rudy THOMPSON - would have acted similarly.] [WILLIAMS - feels innocent of any crime.] [Ruth DEAN - questions justice imposed on son.] [ARCARA - recalls historical result of vigilante justice.] Dean's attorney's reaction noted.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
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