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California / Three-Strikes Law #750379

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 07, 2004
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The view of Californians of the state's three-strike law examined; scenes shown from a mock funeral in south Los Angeles for those non-violent offenders convicted under the statute; details recalled of the cases that led to the legislation. [Convict's aunt Dorothy ERSKINE - says we thought the law would apply to violent offenders.] [Three-strikes author Bill JONES†- cites the simple message that has led to a crime reduction.] Report from the Justice Policy Inst. critical of the law noted. ["Cruel Justice" author Joe DOMANICK†- cites statistics.] [Inmate Robert HARDY - says his crime was a property crime.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Muller, Judy

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