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Reference FCO 7/1849
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Crime and lawlessness in United States (1970)
Description Report of the Presidential Commission on Obscenity and Pornography. Report of hearings before the House Select Committee on Crime, entitled "Crime in America - Heroin Importation, Distribution, Packaging and Paraphernalia". Report on Anti-Obscenity measures and the Post Office. Official US documents about minimum sentences for crimes of violence while armed. Obscenity fact sheet included. The Washington DC court and crime bill was signed into law by President Nixon aimed at reversing Washington's geometrically progressive crime rate. President' Nixon direction to the Secretary of the Treasury to initiate a major new effort to guard the nation's borders and ports against the smuggling of narcotics and dangerous drugs into the US. Reports of hearings before the House Select Committee on "Crime in America". Report on the US Controlled Dangerous Substances Act and a White House press release on drug abuse. Statistics of violent crimes in Washington.
Date 1970
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States
Places Britain; Caribbean; Colombia; Guatemala; Latin America; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Douglas, William O; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Kennedy, David Matthew; Kennedy, Robert F
Topics Black Power; British Embassy; Civil rights; Congress; Council of Economic Advisers; Crime; Department of State; Draft; Drugs; Education; Elections; Exports; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); Health; Home Office; Kidnapping; Law and Order; Mid-Term elections; Narcotics; organisation; Payments; Poverty; Segregation; State Department; Supreme Court; Taxation; Taxes; Trade; Treasury; Unemployment; Welfare; White House
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