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Chicago Conspiracy Trial / Demonstrations #9184

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 17, 1970
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(Studio) Jury in Chicago Conspiracy Trial still reaches no verdict. William Kunstler files motion to dismiss trial and jury.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) [William KUNSTLER - says longer jury out better it looks.] Law students demonstrate for defendants, but support for Julius Hoffman and contempt sentences grows. [Henry PITTS - reports Illinois Bar Association or other authorities having discipline problems with lawyers or defendants should have investigation into matter to see what course to take.] [KUNSTLER - says conduct has to be testified to by witness and judge has to read record.]
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

(Studio) Contempt sentences spark demonstrations.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Berkeley, California) Berkeley demonstration was not peaceful. Judge Julius Hoffman burned in effigy then demonstration turned into riot. San Francisco police station bombed in protest. In Palo Alto, also violent demonstrations.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Reynolds, Frank;
Shoemaker, Dick;
Tuckner, Howard

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