NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 1974
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(Studio) Attorney General William Saxbe tells law enforcement officers of 6% crime increases last year and 15% increases 1st 3 mos. 1974.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Saxbe says crime so bad United States could be pulled toward police state. Deplores trend and says national force not answer. [SAXBE - says crimes won't be stopped by removing conditions that are root causes of criminal behavior. Some crimes committed because criminal wanted to. Need special crime section to identify small number criminals, and get them off sts; by trial.] $3 million program underway to identify and get off sts. repeated offenders.
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell
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