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Chicago Conspiracy Trial Verdict #449933

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 20, 1970
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(Studio) Each of 5 convicted in Chicago Conspiracy Trial got 5 years prison sentences and $5,000 fine, each given chance for final speech. David Dellinger says judge not succeeding in holding back 2nd American revolution; Rennie Davis said will turn sons and daughters of establishment into VC; Abbie Hoffman said trial and convictions like LSD dream; Jerry Rubin says jailing a historical movement, Thomas Hayden says police state suspended their rights.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) Sentencing came as surprise; wiretap evidence is admissible said judge; Dellinger compares judge to George III; Hoffman says founding fathers would be arrested today; Rubin says judge radicalized many young during trial, Hayden says in `68 wanted to assure right to assemble and protest was not suppressed. Judge gave no bail; said defendants dangerous to be at large.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Bar Association to look into conduct of Judge Julius Hoffman and Chicago trial. Representative L. Mendel Rivers wants something done; court room demonstrations making mockery of judicial process.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David

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