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Illinois / Death Penalty / Ryan Pardons / Discussion #719252

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 10, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jeff Flock) Illinois Governor George Ryan's pardoning of four men on death row featured; scenes shown of men leaving prison; details given about Area 2 police headquarters where people were allegedly tortured into confessing & of the "confession" of Aaron Patterson††.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(No location given: Beth Nissen) The governor's change of heart about death row featured. [October 4, 2002, RYAN - says commuting all death row sentences is an option; notes he rethought executions after he became governor.] [January 31, 2000, RYAN - says the system is fraught with error.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown, Jeffrey Toobin) The incredible story in Illinois where a "hack" politician has had a crisis of confidence while in office, problems with the legal system & why prosecutors are opposed to videotaping police interrogations discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Flock, Jeff;
Nissen, Beth;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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