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Los Angeles, California / King Beating Trial / Denny Beating / Bush / Urban Agenda #344273

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Ron Allen) Los Angeles district attorney's announcement that he wants to retry police officer Laurence Powell, accused in the beating of motorist Rodney King, featured; scenes shown of recent Los Angeles violence. [Los Angeles County district attorney Ira REINER - says healing begins with justice.] Charges against the men arrested for beating of trucker Reginald Denny listed; scenes of the beating, arrests shown. [Greater Watts Justice Center Troy SMITH - comments on arrests.] Excerpt shown of the videotape of the King beating. [US attorney Lourdes BAIRD - comments on not filing federal charges in the King beating.] Scenes shown of Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates arresting a suspect in the Denny beating. [Compton city council Patricia MOORE - comments on Gates.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Susan Spencer) President Bush's urban agenda featured; details given; scenes shown of him speaking in Baltimore, MD; his announcement of additional funds to help Los Angeles noted. [BUSH - talks about action needed to help cities.] [Housing Secretary Jack KEMP - talks about need for urban prosperity.] [Economic Policy Institution Jeff FAUX - comments on enterprise zones, other Bush proposals.] [Mayor of Boston Raymond FLYNN - notes lack of solid programs.]

Allen, Ron;
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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