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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Senator reported approving death penalty for drug dealers who kill police officers Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Senator bill quoted on screen and discussed. [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - urges passage of bill.] Reagan administration noted supporting bill. [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - praises bill.] Opponents noted charging that bill merely election year ploy. [Senator Lowell WEICKER - comments on bill.] Measure noted going to House of Representatives [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Diann RUST-TIERNEY - comments on issue.] Bill noted having more chance of final passage when Americans are focused on drug problem.
- Braver, Rita;
- Schieffer, Bob
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