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Special (Youth Crime) #492173

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 14, 1977
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(Studio) Young people become trapped in slums and lives of crime at very young age, like 10-yr.-old Pedro.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Report on lifestyle of Pedro, who lives in New York City slums and, at age 10, has already been in trouble with law. [Pedro's sister-in-law Miriam GUZMAN - says youngsters copy ways of older ones they see.] Pedro has other problems besides with law. [PEDRO - tries to spell and read with reporter] [pedro's teacher Ronnie GREENBERG - says Pedro loves school; doesn't really know reason he can't read.] Reporter cites possible causes, things affecting Pedro's brain and making him unable to read. Children with Pedro's background and problems usually go on to drop out of school to do something to feel more successful like stealing and mugging. [Teacher Israel FRIEDMAN - says Pedro's actions ask for help.] [PEDRO - says he doesn't know why he broke into store.] Reporter says Pedro isn't unusual case.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

(Studio) Anchor asks what can be done about such cases.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Reporter notes suggestions that have been made.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

(Studio) Anchor asks with regard to costs.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Reporter says suggestions won't come immediately and more counselors needed now.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

Chancellor, John;
Rollin, Betty

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