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Montana / Anti-Government Organization / Freemen #165482

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 29, 1996
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Reports introduced.

(Billings, MT: Dean Reynolds) The third disruption of court proceedings by Freemen LeRoy Schweitzer and Daniel Petersen featured; courtroom sketches shown; details given of their ranting and threats. [Court-appointed attorney Kelly VARNES - comments.] [Militia's Steve McNEEL - says the two were tricked into surrendering by supposedly friendly FBI men.] (Artist: Roxanne Doke)

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Jordan, MT: Barry Serafin) The continuing standoff at the Freemen compound in Jordan, MT, featured; scenes shown of FBI agents stopping vehicles to keep outside sympathizers away from the ranch; map shown of the wheat farm known to the Freemen as Justus Township. Several Freemen on the ranch named: brothers Emmett and Ralph Clark, son Edwin Clark, Ebert Stanton, movement guru Rodney Skurdal, chaplain Dale Jacobi, Russell Landers and Dana Dudley and James Edward Hantz. [Brother Alvin CLARK, Clark family friend Virgil HELLYER, Stanton's best friend Denham HELLYER - talk about the men who are holed up on the Freemen ranch.] The apparent FBI plan to wait the Freemen out noted.

Reynolds, Dean;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Serafin, Barry

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