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"Some nameless scapegoat in the middle" - The Killing of David Cross / WKT5 #14
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Early Saturday evening, October 20, 1979, 28-year-old David Cross was shot dead by Surete du Quebec constable Robert Lessard outside his home on the Kahnawake Reserve near Montreal.
Early Saturday evening, October 20, 1979, 28-year-old David Cross was shot dead by SQ constable Robert Lessard outside his home on the Kahnawake Reserve on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal.
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