A day where judicial arms were flapping wildly in the breeze, this November 4th in 1995. In Pittsburgh, one of the biggest Police Brutality cases since the Rodney King trial in Los Angeles centered around the beating death of motorist Johnny Gammage at the hands of Pittsburgh police. This time it was unanimous that criminal homicide charges were filed against the cops. At the other side of jurisprudence was the case of Rolando Cruz, sentenced to two Death Penalties and having spent 12 years in prison suddenly found himself a free man when it was determined the case against Cruz lacked evidence. In this case not only was Justice blind, it took forever.
The trial of former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega lumbered along, as was the case of Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
Courtrooms on this day were busy.
In other news - Typhoon Angela finished its work on the Philippines by leaving 250 dead in its wake. The forever ongoing Capitol Hill budget battle stammered along, with Republicans touting attached EPA gutting measures in their version of the Bill. President Clinton vowed to veto. Another bill was giving Clinton a rethink. This one having to do with the Republican Welfare package being presented.
And employees of the McDonnell-Douglas plant in Southern California were getting an early Christmas present as word came down of an additional order for C-17 Cargo Planes.
All on this particular November day in 1995 as presented by The CBS World News Roundup.