CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 1984
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(Studio) National wife beating statistics outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Law's approach to domestic violence illustrated with 2 cases shown. [Psychologist Angela BROWNE - notes percentages of women suffering from domestic violence.] [VICTIM - explains remaining with abuser.] Minneapolis, Minnesota, experiment in reducing domestic violence examined; program's results outlined. [Police Fndn. spokesperson Lawrence SHERMAN - explains success of arresting abusers.] [Janice WILSON - describes husband's beatings of her, her shooting of him during one attack.] Sentence of Wilson for husband's death noted. [Psychologist Lenore WALKER - feels many women imprisoned nationwide haven't received fair trial.] Court's apparent change in attitude toward battered women discussed. [Gertrude TOLEDO - testifies.] Toledo's trial for shooting husband examined. [WALKER - testifies about battered women, Toledo's self-defense] History of expert testimony on battered women syndrome in US courts reviewed. [Prosecutor Raynette COOPER - fears abuse of such expert testimony; explains.] Outcome of Toledo case mentioned. [WALKER - doesn't advocate granting abuse victims license to kill.]
REPORTER: Meredith Vieira
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