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Mugging / Walter Timmons / Arrest / Survival Programs #40837

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 17, 1976
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(Studio) FBI agents in Baltimore arrest New Yorker Walter Timmons for jumping bail for mugging elderly woman. Reason for Timmons being "celebrity" in New York City noted. Elderly peoples' reactions to incring. muggings noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Statistics on elderly crimes noted. [Robbery victim Hattie ERWIN - states enough problem managing on small income without being robbed.] Inner cities are major crime area. Elderly exist in fear. ["ROSIE" - says doesn't live, just exists, because not even safe in apt.] [WOMAN - says "unhuman" not to be able to go out safely.]
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

(Bronx) Law Enforcement Assistance Admin. teaches elderly how to get mugged and survive. Program confined to NYC. New York police also send police decoys dressed as elderly to apprehend muggers.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

(Studio) Notes organization of women and ordinary citizens in New Orleans, Philadelphia and Saint Louis to watch streets and apt. bldgs. Muggings now down.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Reasoner, Harry;
Stewart, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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