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Chicago, Illinois / School Violence #949961

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 07, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The trip to Chicago by Attorney General Eric Holder to talk about youth violence in the war zone there reported. [HOLDER - speaks about the epidemic of violence.] A Justice Department survey on children & violence cited.

(Chicago: Randall Pinkston) The Chicago youth murders featured; scenes shown from the video of kids beating Derrion Albert to death in an after-school melee; violence statistics cited. [Kids Off the Block founder Diane LATIKER†- calls the attack on Derrion "barbaric."] [Student Jermaine FAREED†- talks about the fights at school.] [Education Secretary Arne DUNCAN - speaks out.] Justice Department funding for school security programs & the use of economic stimulus funds to aid at-risk students noted.

Couric, Katie;
Pinkston, Randall

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