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University of Memphis / Murdered Student / Crime #946275

FNC Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 2007
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The shooting of University of Memphis football player Taylor Bradford†† reported; scenes shown of Bradford’s wrecked car. [University president Shirley RAINES†- states this was not a random act of violence.]

(Memphis: Jonathan Serrie) The investigation into the Bradford murder case and the university’s response discussed; scenes shown from campus.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Memphis violent crime statistics cited.

(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The reasons for the rise in crime in Memphis examined; statistics cited; details given on the rise in gang membership, truancy rates and unemployment. [Criminologist Richard JANIKOWSKI†- comments on the relationship between poverty and crime.] The crime rate’s impact on politics noted.

Smith, Shepard;
Serrie, Jonathan;
Gallagher, Trace

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