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Detroit, Michigan / Homicides #457106

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 15, 1971
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(Studio) Detroit homicides incring. sharply.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee

(Detroit, Michigan) 209 homicides in Detroit since beginning of year, up 65% from 1st 3 mos. of last year [Police Commissioner John NICHOLS - thinks increase sign of times; in response to reporter question, says 2 or 3 murders have been assassinations related to narcotics.] 1,000 policemen added to force in last 2 years [Mayor Roman GRIBBS - says in over 75% of 100 homicides, people knew each other; if guns hadn't been available, killings might have been just fist fights.] 75% homicides resulted in arrests.

Davis, Lou;
Mcgee, Frank

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