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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 21, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Vigilante justice in Florida said result of both criminals and victims carrying firearms. Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Jim Kaiserski) Refusal of Lake Worth, Florida, grand jury to indict John Howard for shooting burglar reported [Howard's attorney Bo HITCHCOCK - explains client's actions.] Cases of suspected burglars being killed by residents recalled. Sentence for Wilburn Brooker noted; details given, scenes shown. [Criminology professor Geoff ALPERT - explains result if policeman killed burglar.] [Criminologist William WILBANKS - says grand juries are telling people it's all right to chase and kill burglars.] [HOWARD - says feels terrible.]

Chung, Connie;
Kaiserski, Jim

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