NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 02, 1976
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(Studio) Boston, Massachusetts's "combat zone," planned as x-rated area to be watched closely by police to keep vice out of other districts, hasn't worked as planned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Boston, Massachusetts) Reporter notes zoning of area and resulting rise in prostitution and other street crimes. [Boston Police Commissioner Joseph JORDAN - says problem has evolved into cases of males being assaulted and robbed.] (Boston police videotape shown.) Case of assault on Harvard College football player noted. Recent court ruling holds that nude dancing, area's biggest attraction, can be outlawed by city council or liquor control board; police say if such law enacted, area and its crime will be banned in Boston.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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