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Tyson Rape Case / Leniency Issue #585147

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 21, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Herbert) The argument that boxer Mike Tyson, just convicted on rape charges, should receive special handling featured. [Missionary Baptist Ministers Alliance Reverend S.R. SHIELDS, National Baptist Convention Reverend T.J. JEMISON, The House of the Lord Church Reverend Herbert DAUGHTRY - call for leniency.] [Casino owner Donald TRUMP - says Tyson was railroaded.] The going public of Tyson's victim, Desiree Washington, outlined; "People" magazine cover shown. Opposition to the portrayal of Tyson as a hero noted. [Northwestern University professor Jamie JIMENEZ, Abyssinian Baptist Church Reverend Calvin BUTTS - back punishment for rape.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Herbert, Bob

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