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Crack Cocaine #320014

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 29, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Crack cocaine discussed. Report introduced.

(NYC: Harold Dow) Dangers of smoking crack cocaine featured; details given, scenes shown. [Criminologist Mark KLEIMAN - says crack major problem in several cites.] Justice Department survey results reported indicating link between cocaine use &crime; results illustration Justice Department officials quoted. Researchers noted debating whether crimes committed to support habit or cocaine use itself causing criminal behavior. Miami, Florida, drug investigation featured; details given, scenes shown. [Miami police Chief Clarence DICKSON - comments on difficulty of fighting drug war.] Doctors reported testing anti-depressant drug called imipramine. [New York City Psychiatric Institution Dr. Fredric QUITKIN - says drug diminishes craving for and effects of cocaine.] Doctors noted asserting drug not having much effect upon crack addicts who don't want help. [New York City district attorney Robert MORGENTHAU - says US losing war on drugs.] New York City police ofr. Edward Byrne's funeral shown; details given of drug-related shooting. [Father Matthew BYRNE - describes scum wasting son's life.] Byrne noted guarding drug witness'house when killed.

Reporter(s):
Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:00

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