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Chicago Conspiracy Trial / Demonstrations / Bombings #449852

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 17, 1970
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(Studio) Still no verdict in Chicago Conspiracy Trial.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) As jury deliberates, picketing outside courthouse Kunstler files motion for mistrial; feels jury deadlocked. [President Illinois Bar. Association, Henry PITTS - calls for probe of way Kunstler handled defense and possible disbarment proceedings; conduct was assault on judicial process.] [William KUNSTLER - says disbarment proceedings all over country against civil rights lawyers or lawyers reping. social mvts.] Many law students and attys. among pickets today.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Berkeley, California) Berkeley protest demonstration against contempt sentences; got out of hand; 1,500 went on rampage; smashed windows; set fires; 9 injured, 11 arrested. 4 hrs. later in nearby San Francisco, boa exploded in police station; speculated it was linked to Berkeley disturbance and Chicago trial; 1 policeman in critical condition, 5 others injured. [Lieutenant James LUDLOW - interviewed.] Governor Ronald Reagan says sure there is link between police station bombing in San Francisco and Berkeley police station last week Mayor Joseph Alioto offers $5,000 reward for info. leading to arrests.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) About 1,000 demonstrators charged Seattle cthse. protesting Chicago trial.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David;
Oliver, Don

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