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War On Drugs / West Germany / Italy / Mandatory Sentencing #575593

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 13, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl reported outlining drug crusade. Report introduced.

(Rome: Arthur Kent) Italian government's new strict drug laws reported; details given; scenes shown of Italian and Zurich, Switzerland, drug users. [Italian drug clinic director Vincenzo MUCCELLI - (thru translator) approves of laws.] [Parliament member Carole TARANTELLI - comments on drug problem.] Scenes shown of protesters smoking marijuana.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. ...... (Washington: Lisa Myers) United States mandatory sentencing for drug crimes examined. [Imprisoned for minor offense, Richard ANDERSON - comments.] [US district judge William SCHWARZER, judge Robert McNICHOLS - comment on injustice of mandatory sentencing.] Judicial circuit's request to change law quoted on screen. [Deputy drug czar Reggie WALTON - defends laws.] [Imprisoned Sylvia JENKINS - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Discussion presented with national drug policy director William Bennett. [BENNETT - defends laws.] Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's criticism mentioned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Kent, Arthur;
Myers, Lisa

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