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America The Violent (Three-Strikes Imprisonment) (Part VI) #595968

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 28, 1994
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(Atlanta: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Jim Cummins) The three-strikes-and-you're-out legislation designed to deal with repeat violent offenders featured; the story of Kenneth McDuff cited as an example. [McDuff victim's SISTER - comments.] National Center for Policy Analysis study findings of average prison time served by murderers and rapists cited. [Three-strikes petitioner Mike REYNOLDS - cites his daughter's murder and the need to get serious threats off the street.] The Polly Klaas kidnap and murder mentioned. A program in Texas to incarcerate offenders by using federal law with its stipulation of longer time serve detailed with the case of robber/rapist Benny Collins cited as an example. [COLLINS - calls it unfair.] [US district attorney Paul COGGINS - comments on three strikes.]

(Atlanta: Tom Brokaw) Georgia Governor Zoe Miller reported favoring two strikes and you're out. Telephone responses to this and last night's question on banning handguns outlined on screen.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim

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