NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court ruling that police can put people in jail for offenses that only carry fines reported; details given of the Texas law suit about arrest for not wearing seat belts; Justice David Souter's opinion cited. [Texas mother Gail ATWATER - says a policeman took her to jail for seat belt offenses.] [Heritage Foundation Todd GAZIANO - says police need to make any arrests necessary.] [ACLU Steve SHAPIRO - says people can now be arrested for any minor offense.]
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