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Violence / Youth Crime / Illinois #43527

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 26, 1976
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(Studio) Chicago city council okays ordinance barring youths from movie theaters showing violence.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Chicago, Illinois) No 1 under 18 will be allowed to see violent X-rated films. [Psychologist Dr. Leonard ERON - says films seen as child indicate sort of aggressive person one will be later.] Homicide rate doubled in Chicago in past 10 years 1/3 murders committed by those under age 18. [Homicide unit commander Joseph DILEONARDI - tells of gang committing crimes they had just viewed at the theater.] Some feel Mayor Richard Daley's ordinance abuses 1st amendment. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney David HAMLIN - says answer lies in creating moral atmosphere where violence not acceptable, not in purging violence from literature and things seen daily.] Daley and ntl. civic groups promise to extend their campaign to cover television violence.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.

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