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Waco, Texas / Branch Davidians / Cult Compound Raid #161001

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Brian Ross) ABC News investigation of the FBI handling of the tear gas attack on the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas, featured; scenes shown. [April 28, 1993, Attorney General Janet RENO - testifies about the tear gas.] Information indicating that the tear gas could be dangerous to children reviewed. [Amnesty International James O'DAY - cites examples of deaths from CS gas in closed spaces.] Justice Department report indicating that Reno believed the gas was non-lethal quoted. [CS tear gas expert Don PEASE - affirms the danger to children.] Report from the FBI siege on the home of white supremacist Randy Weaver indicating the dangers of using tear gas in a confined area quoted. Conclusion that the use of CS gas at Waco put the children known to be there at serious risk affirmed.

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian

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