• Short Summary

    In Washington on Thursday (15th October) President Nixon signed a new Crime Bill framed to increase the scope of the F.

  • Description

    In Washington on Thursday (15th October) President Nixon signed a new Crime Bill framed to increase the scope of the F.B.I., when dealing with acts of terrorism. The President said this would enable the government to start coping with the high incidents of terrorism which would no longer be tolerated.

    Separate sections of the new bill deal with the wave of bombings around the nation, and the long-standing war against organised crime. Measures include the death penalty for anyone convicted of a fatal bombing. It tightens control on the interstate transport of explosives, and permits FBI agents to investigate, and federal attorneys to prosecute bombings and arson at any institution which receives financial help from the government. This would include public schools, colleges, and hospitals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEIFK4YHBQVI8OP4MQ91KY1RBO
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIFK4YHBQVI8OP4MQ91KY1RBO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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