• Short Summary

    Arthur Herman Bremer, the 21-year-old white man alleged to have shot governor George Wallace and three other people in a Baltimore suburb in the United States on Monday (May 15), was said by associates to be a 'lonely, solitary figure'.

  • Description

    Arthur Herman Bremer, the 21-year-old white man alleged to have shot governor George Wallace and three other people in a Baltimore suburb in the United States on Monday (May 15), was said by associates to be a 'lonely, solitary figure'. Bremer, arrested immediately after the shooting as Governor Wallace was campaigning for the Democratic Presidential nomination in the Maryland primary election, lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin--alone and in an apartment which was found to contain no signs of permanency or personality, like personal mementos.

    Instead, police found a box of bullets--of the same calibre as those shot at Governor Wallace--and a gun catalogue. There were also some press clippings relating to the selections and security problems concerning the guarding of candidates.

    Maryland State authorities have laid four charges of assault with intent to murder against Bremer, and Federal authorities have charged him with violating a civil right act and assaulting a Federal officer--one of the three shot with Governor Wallace. He was allowed bail of 200-thousand dollars (about ???77,000 sterling), but then held in tight security in Baltimore after failing to produce the money. In his home town of Milwaukee, meanwhile, his parents and brother expressed disbelief when told that Bremer had been arrested and charged with the shooting. this film contains a sound-on-film interview with Bremer's father and brother, and includes the sequence showing his arrest at the shooting scene. It also shows interiors of his apartment and its contents, and has a sound-on-film English commentary for use if desired.

    SYNOPSIS: Arthur Herman Bremer, the twenty-one-year-old former school caretaker arrested for the shooting of Governor George Wallace in Baltimore in the United States on Monday, is in a top-security jail. He's being held there after failing to produce two-hundred-thousand dollars bail, and faces six charges in connection with the shooting. The apparent attempted assassination came as Governor Wallace of Alabama was walking among crowds at a shopping centre, during his campaign for the Democratic Party's nomination as candidate to contest President Nixon in the November Presidential elections. Three other people were shot at the same time--an Alabama policeman bodyguard, a Federal policeman, and a woman campaign worker.

    Bremer, who's unemployed, lived alone in an assythment in Mllwaukee, Wisconsin, if is moving out of his parent's house in the-same town. Inside, police found a gun catalogue, and some bullets of the same size shot at Governor wallace. There were also some press clippings about the selections--including one referring to the security difficulties in guarding candidates. As Governor Wallace lay paralysed in hospital, meanwhile, Bremer's brother and father expressed disbelief at the news.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB8MU9PATGR8C60RWZTWDF8JXK
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8MU9PATGR8C60RWZTWDF8JXK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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