NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 13, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Keith Morrison) Status of the 8th Amendment on cruel and unusual punishment examined; one man's case cited. [Convict Richard WINDROW - describes police raid that led to his life imprisonment.] [Defense lawyer David CHESNOFF, assistant United States attorney John GORDON - talk about the repeat offender laws.] Supreme Court noted narrowing its view of the 8th Amendment. [American University professor Herman SCHWARTZ - says court has allowed extreme punishment.]
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