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Violence Commission Report #444053

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1969
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(Studio) National Commission on violence split with regard to civil disobedience, 7 against it; 6 for it in certain cases.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) Chairperson Milton Eisenhower says issue debated for centuries [Major spokesperson Leon JAWORSKI - says Cts. open to challenge validity of laws. Once 1 starts disobeying law, where will you stop when 500 do?] [Minority spokesperson Judge Leon HIGGINBOThAM - says 1964-65 and other Civil Rights Acts passed due to people nonviolently challenging statutes.] [JAWORSKI - says price for disobedience higher than waiting for Cts. to rule.] [Judge HIGGINBOTHAM - says those deprived less sympathetic to gradualism. Poverty and violence are US's real problems; not nonviolent protest.]
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Studio) Judge Higginbotham proposes moratorium on National Cmsns. due to lack of action following reports
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Quinn, Charles
Duration:
00:03:00

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