NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 1983
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(Studio) Detroit grand jury noted convening to consider beating death of Vincent Chin; murder said reflecting increasing tension among United States workers over threat of Japanese imports.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Detroit, Michigan) Anti-Japanese sentiment here due to economy slump in auto ind. thought basis of beating death of Chin, a Chinese-American; background to incident in June, 1982 at Fancy Pants Club reviewed. Photos shown. Conviction of Ronald Ebens and Mike Nitz for Chin's murder and controversy among Chinese-American community over their probation rather than imprisonment examined. [Mother Lilly CHIN - questions American justice.] [Judge Charles KAUFMAN - defs. decision.] [Jimmy CHOY - describes attack on Chin.] Justice Department said investigating possibility that Chin's civil rights were violated. [MAN - hopes grand jury will rectify situation.]
REPORTER: Noah Nelson
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