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Police Weapons #311841

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 30, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(NYC: Anthony Mason) Call by some to arm police with weapons equivalent to those carried by criminals examined; April deaths of FBI agents in Miami, Florida, shoot-out cited as example [Assistant police chief Perry ANDERSON - notes criminals' increase armament sophistication.] [Fraternal Order of Police spokesperson Ken NELSON - comments.] [Los Angeles police commander William BOOTH - cites officers' incrd. confidence with automatic weapons.] Death of New York City police ofr. Scott Gadell this summer due to weapon's slowness noted. [New York City police Captain John CERAR - opposes automatic weapons for officers] [Ofr. Michael TISCHLER - cites risks involved with automatics.]

Mason, Anthony;
Schieffer, Bob

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