NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 09, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Sun City, Arizona) Ntnwide. movement of neighborhoods monitoring selves for crime examined. [MD police ofr. Jay ZUMBRUN - instructs area residents.] Origin of program described. [Tom SNAVELY - notes shortage of police.] National Sheriffs' Association's estimate of number of such watch groups in United States mentioned. Results of program in Hayfield, Virginia, noted; ACLU's support of such programs and warning about dangers cited. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Leslie HARRIS - comments on possible impact of irrational fears or prejudices.] Success of Arizona retirement community's program examined. [PEOPLE - comment.] Details of Sun City posse given. [Sheriff Jerry HILL - supports arming citizens.] Basic concept of neighborhood watch noted.
REPORTER: Susan Peterson