‘Nightline’ Daily Line, Oct. 18: ‘Don’t Shoot, I Want to Grow Up’

By ABC News

Oct 18, 2012 2:30pm

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5:16 p.m. ET: The young man identified for years only as Victim 1 in the Jerry Sandusky case says he doesn’t want to be known as an anonymous victim anymore.

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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy, after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa., Oct. 9, 2012. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo

2:47 p.m. ET: The sky is falling over San Francisco Bay!

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And there will be more of it this weekend. Astronomers suspect this was an errant piece of rock from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, traveling in an orbit that happened to send it tearing into the atmosphere over California.

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12:33 p.m. ET: Money-seeking vultures are attempting to profit from the enormous public outcry in support for bullied teen Amanda Todd by setting up fraudulent websites that claim to be fundraising for the girl’s family.

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“Taking advantage of a family’s grief is despicable,” Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Peter Thiessen said in a statement. “We want to get the word out that there is one real account and anyone who is interested can make a donation at any RBC branch to the Amanda Todd Trust Account.”

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10:25 a.m. ET: “Don’t shoot, I want to grow up.”

It’s a common phrase seen printed on signs and t-shirts in Chicago. It’s also part of an initiative that started at Columbia College in Chicago, and was later adopted by several community-based organizations, which attempts to interrupt the spread of violence. These words hit home for the families and victims who have experienced gang violence first hand, some of whom are as young as kindergartners. Many have lost loved ones in the crossfire, others have been victims themselves.

ABC News recently hosted a summit, moderated by “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer and ABC News correspondent Alex Perez, to bring some of the city’s gang members, former gang members, victims and community organizers together to talk about the spread of gang violence, why it happens and how to stop it.

Watch the first part of the ABC News special, “Hidden America: Don’t Shoot I Want to Grow Up,” first on “World News with Diane Sawyer” TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. and then see more on “Nightline” FRIDAY at 11:35 p.m. ET.

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11:15 p.m. ET: Behind the scenes– what happens before the show. Anchor Cynthia McFadden and writer Jackie Jesko reviewing the script.

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