CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 2009
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(Shenandoah, Pennsylvania: Soledad O'Brien) Questions about a law enforcement coverup of a hate crime murder in the blue collar town of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, featured; details given about the 2008 murder of Mexican immigrant Luis Ramirez, the trial of locals Brandon Piekarski & Derrick Donchak, who were convicted of only simple assault, the Justice Department charges against the two & the indictment of three police officers for false information. [Witness Eileen BURKE, WOMAN - offer differing opinions on the crime.] [Victim's fiance Crystal DILLMAN- comments on what happened.] [County D.A. James GOODMAN- comments on the problems in the investigation of the case.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) The issue of the adding on of federal charges against the two & whether the town was corrupt & there was racism on the part of the police officers discussed.
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