CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 29, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) New York City judge reported ordering convicted heroin dealer to give millions to rehabilitation of drug addicts. Report introduced.
(Quantico, Virginia: Harold Dow) Federal drug agents shown firing machine guns to better combat drug dealers. [DEA spokesperson Robert BRYDEN - says aims to arm every DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent with machine gun.] Submachine guns discussed; scenes shown. [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spokesperson Robert CREIGHTON - comments on dangerous situations DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents face.] [BRYDEN - comments on assaults on DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents last year] Last month's killings of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents in California recalled. [WITNESS - describes shooting.] Drug dealers noted carrying automatic weapons and not hesitating to use them. [Voices of undercover AGENTS - say dealers have no respect for human life.] [CREIGHTON -comments on confiscated weapons.] [Weapon and drug DEALER - comments on money he made while dealing.] Police depts. across country reported switching to semi- automatic pistols. [Baltimore Cnty., Virginia, police chief Cornelius BEHAN - comments on risks taken when police armed with semi-automatic weapons.] DEA officials quoted with regard to war on drugs becoming more dangerous.