• Short Summary

    "WE WILL NOT SHOOT CHILDREN IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK AS LONG AS I AM MAYOR," LINDSAY TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE.

  • Description

    "WE WILL NOT SHOOT CHILDREN IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK AS LONG AS I AM MAYOR," LINDSAY TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE.

    THE LIBERAL REPUBLICAN MAYOR, WHO WAS DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON RIGHTS THAT BLAMED URBAN DISORDERS LARGELY ON WHITE ATTITUDES TO NEGROES, HAS BEEN WIDELY CREDITED WITH HELPING TO KEEP THE LID ON EXPLOSIVE PASSIONS IN NEW YORK'S MARLEN.

    ASKED WHETHER BE AGREED WITH DALEY'S ORDER TO SHOOT TO KILL ARSONISTS AND LOOTERS, LINDSAY SAID ME FULLY BACKED THE METHODS OUTLINED IN THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION'S RIOT CONTROL MANUAL, WHICH SUGGESTED MINIMUM USE OF FORCE.

    WARNING AGAINST TREATING RIOTS AS WARFARE, THE MAYOR SAID, "OUR POLICY IS TO TRY TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. AN INNOCENT LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROPERTY."
    LINDSAY'S COMMENT WAS THE LATEST IN A NUMBER OF EXPRESSIONS OF DISMAY AND CONCERN THAT FOLLOWED THE SHOOT-TO-KILL ORDER ISSUED BY DALEY.

    THE DEMOCRATIC MAYOR YESTERDAY ACCUSED CHICAGO'S POLICE OF LAXITY DURING THE RIOTS THAT FOLLOWED THE ASSASSINATION OF REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING AND ACCUSED POLICE SUPERINTENDENT JAMES B.COMLISK OF FALLING TO ISSUE THE SHOOT-TO-KILL ORDER AS INSTRUCTED.

    REV. JESSE JACKSON, WHO WAS STANDING BEHIND KING WHEN HE WAS SHOT DOWN 10 DAYS AGO, CALLED THE ORDERS "A FASCIST RESPONSE."
    CHICAGO ALDERMAN A.A. HAYNER, A NEGRO, SAID THE MAYOR WAS CONCERNED THAT THE RIOTS MIGHT REDUCED THE LIKELIHOOD OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION BEING HELD IN CHICAGO AS PLANNED.

    ANOTHER ALDERMAN, LEON M. DESPRES, SAID, "NO STATUTE PROVIDES THE DEATH PENALTY FOR ARSON."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADHMAHTRZ7SANHR998ZIEIE7CC
    Media URN:
    VLVADHMAHTRZ7SANHR998ZIEIE7CC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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