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ANTI-RIOTS

HEARING

BEFORE

SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 4

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 12328, H.R. 12605, H.R. 12721 and

H.R. 12557

RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF RIOTS AND INCITEMENT

TO RIOT IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

OCTOBER 4, 1967

Printed for the use of the Committee on the District of Columbia

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

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WASHINGTON : 1967

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COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

JOHN L. McMILLAN, South Carolina, Chairman
THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota
WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois
ABRAHAM J. MULTER, New York

ALVIN E. O'KONSKI, Wisconsin
JOHN DOWDY, Texas

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio
BASIL L. WHITENER, North Carolina

CHARLES McC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland
B. F. SISK, California

FRANK J. HORTON, New York
CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan

JOEL T. BROYHILL, Virginia
G. ELLIOTT HAGAN, Georgia

LARRY WINN, JB., Kansas
DON FUQUA, Florida

GILBERT GUDE, Maryland
DONALD M. FRASER, Minnesota

JOHN M. ZWACH, Minnesota
BROCK ADAMS, Washington

SAM STEIGER, Arizona
ANDREW JACOBS, JR., Indiana
E. S. JOHNNY WALKER, New Mexico

JAMES T. CLARK, Clerk
CLAYTON S. GASQUE, Staff Director

HAYDEN S. GARBER, Counsel

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SUBCOMMITTEE No. 4

BASIL L. WHITENER, North Carolina, Chairman
JOHN DOWDY, Texas

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio
B. F. SISK, California

JOEL T. BROYHILL, Virginia
G. ELLIOTT HAGAN, Georgia

GILBERT GUDE, Maryland
DON FUQUA, Florida

SAM STEIGER, Arizona
BROCK ADAMS, Washington

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CONTENTS

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H.R. 12328 (McMillan), a bill to prohibit riots and incitement to riot in the

District of Columbia.

H.R. 12605 (Nelsen), identical bill.

H.R. 12721 (Scott), identical bill.

H.R. 12557 (Bevill), similar bill.

H.R. 421 (Cramer), Federal anti-riot bill.

Staff Memorandum...

State and Federal Laws on Riot, Appendix.

STATEMENTS

Bevill, Hon. Tom, a Representative in Congress from the State of Alabama.

Broyhill, Hon. Joel T., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Virginia.

Department of Justice, Hon. Fred M. Vinson, Jr., Assistant U.S. Attorney

Ĝeneral, Criminal Division...

District of Columbia Government:

Kneipp, Robert F., Assistant Corporation Counsel

Layton, Chief John B., Metropolitan Police Department.

Scott, Hon. William L., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Virginia

United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Hon. David G. Bress.

MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD
Attorney General of the United States, Hon. Ramsey Clark, and Hon.

Walter N. Tobriner, President, D.C. Board of Commissioners, joint letter
dated August 5, 1967, to the Speaker of the House, transmitting draft of

proposed anti-riot legislation for the District of Columbia -

National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, Prof. Robert

Greenblatt, National Coordinator:

Letter dated October 2, 1967, to Chairman McMillan.

Letter dated October 4, 1967, to Chairman Whitener.

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ANTI-RIOTS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1967

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE No. 4 OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10:19 a.m. in Room 1310, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Basil L. Whitener, Chairman of the subcommittee.

Present: Representatives McMillan (Chairman of the full committee, presiding), Whitener (later presiding), Fuqua, Nelsen, Broyhill and Gude.

Also present: James T. Clark, Clerk; Hayden S. Garber, Counsel; Sara Watson, Assistant Counsel; Donald Tubridy, Minority Clerk; and Leonard O. Hilder, Investigator.

Mr. McMILLAN (presiding). The committee will come to order. I regret Mr. Whitener was held up because of another meeting this morning with the Secretary of State. He will be here in a few moments, however. We have for consideration this morning H.R. 12328, H.R. 12605, H.R. 12721 and H.R. 12557, relating to the prohibition of riots and incitement to riot in the District of Columbia."

(The bills, letter from the Attorney General requesting this legisation, and Staff Memorandum follow :) (H.R. 12328, 90th Cong., 1st Sess., by Mr. McMillan on August 14, 1967; H.R.

12605 by Mr. Nelsen on August 24, 1967; and H.R. 12721 by Mr. Scott on August 30, 1967)

A BILL Relating to the prohibition of riots and incitement to riot in the District of Columbia Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

(a) A riot in the District of Columbia is a public disturbance involving an assemblage of five or more persons which by tunultuous and violent conduct or the threat thereof creates grave danger of damage or injury to property or persons.

(b) Whoever willfully engages in a riot in the District of Columbia shall by imprisonment for not more than one year or a fine of not more than $1,000, or both.

(c) Whoever willfully incites or urges other persons to engage in a riot shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or a fine of not more than $1,000, or both.

(d) If in the course and as a result of a riot a person suffers serious bodily harm or there is property damage in excess of $5,000, every person who willfully incited or urged others to engage in the riot shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten years or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

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