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In Depth (Decatur, Illinois / Student Expulsions / Punishing Violence) #627539

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 10, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The continuing controversy concerning the expulsion of African-American students in Decatur, Illinois, for fighting examined; details given of the meeting between Reverend Jesse Jackson and Decatur school officials reported; scenes shown of the fight at a football game. [JACKSON - says the fight was not as violent as a hockey match.] [Radio show CALLER - says people are frightened and overreacting.] [Radio Show Host Armstrong WILLIAMS - says the kids knew the fight would have consequences.] Statistics on school expulsions cited. [Illinois ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Jay MILLER - says students are being expelled for trivial reasons.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete

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