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Philadelphia / Police Crackdown #295345

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Philadelphia police department's crackdown on suspects wanted in violent crime cases examined; William Mason's arrest cited as example Details given, films shown. [Chief deputy United States marshal Robert O'CONNELL - notes suspects currently being apprehended are responsible for large number of crimes despite their relatively few numbers] Uniqueness of dragnet said due to state, federal and local authorities joining forces. [Dist. attorney Edward RENDELL - notes implications for fugitives.] [Deputy United States marshal James DUROSS - feels such fugitives make mockery of system; explains.] Justice Department study assessing chances of Americans being victims of violent crime compared to sustaining injuries in auto accident noted. [Criminologist Marvin WOLFGANG - believes certainty of-punishment rather than severity of consequences is deterrent for criminal.] [RENDELL - agrees.] [Deputy sheriff Bill MARKER - criticizes early release from overcrowded jails.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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