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Chicago Conspiracy Trial #9146

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 13, 1970
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(Studio) Trial close to decision. Prosecution tells jury, defendants evil men who want revolution; defense says problems remain.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Chicago, Illinois) Reporter Kenneth Gale reviews 5 mos. of trial in court; Abbie Hoffman and federal marshal fight over Viet Cong flag; demonstrations; [Jerry RUBIN - says trial between 2 generations]; Judge Julius Hoffman 74 years old clashes in values and lifestyles inevitable; defendants David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Thomas Hayden, Jerry Rubin, and Abbie Hoffman; Judge Julius Hoffman had Bobby Seale bound and gagged in court; [Abbie HOFFMAN - says will have fun up till last day.]. Now case goes to jury; issue is whether defendants conspired to start riot in Chicago during `68 Democratic Convention
REPORTER: Kenneth Gale (narrates) Artist: Andy Austin

Gale, Kenneth;
Smith, Howard K.

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