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Justice / Witness Intimidation / Gibson's Story #783055

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The intimidation of witnesses to crimes examined; details given about the murder of 8-year-old Leroy Brown & Angela Grim to prevent them from testifying in murder trials; excerpts shown from "Stop Snitching," a DVD made by a filmmaker in Baltimore. [Mother of slain witness Carol GRIM†- recounts how her daughter was killed; expresses pride in her daughter for standing up.] [Filmmaker Rodney BETHEA†- talks about snitching.] [Baltimore city circuit court Judge John GLYNN†- talks about the extent of intimidation.] Courtroom sketches by William Hennessy from a Washington, DC, trial of two men for 28 murders of drug gang rivals & potential witnesses; details given of other gang-related cases. [State's attorney for Baltimore Patricia JESSAMY†- outlines what intimidated witnesses do.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The story of witness Bobby Gibson, who was killed by gang members before he testified at a trial, presented. [In taped in-studio interview, mother Sylvia GIBSON - says her son was told people wanted to speak to him about testifying & he was given no protection by the D.A.'s office; recounts how her son was shot & killed & what happened to the shooter, who was convicted.]

Brown, Aaron

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