CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox about the crime surge; inset crime video shown. [FOX - analyzes the small numbers being considered, the cuts in youth and crime control programs, the role of the young and the ruthless who will pull the trigger over trivial matters; points out you don't solve the crime problem, you only control it; agrees crystal meth is an issue across the country and we are not really dealing with it; comments on "the culture of violence" that has desensitized us.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Atlanta: Rick Sanchez) Kids and crime examined by looking at the case of Ohio teenager Andrew Riley, who is charged with 128 felonies; scenes shown from videos of three girls beating another and of two teens beating up a homeless man; details given of the reasons for the surge in violent teen crime. [Police Executive Research Forum Chuck WEXLER- talks about juvenile crime.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on crime in America in 2005 outlined on screen.