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England / Death Penalty #85443

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 13, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Parliament debate on reinstating death penalty examined. [Voice of members Leon BRITTAN, Roy HATTERSLEY - debate issue.] Hanging's history in Great Britain recalled; illustrations shown. [Retired hangman Albert PIERPOINT - suggests pols. view hanging before they vote on returning it.] Stance of Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher mentioned. Nation's last execution recalled. [PEOPLE - favor hanging.] Rise in violent crime noted encouraging public call for death penalty. [Parliament member Teddy TAYLOR - fears having to arm police.] [Parliament member John WHEELER - regards United States criminal system a scandal.] Issue of hanging IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorists in North Ireland noted. Parliament vote reported.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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