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Trials / Anti-Government Men / Republic of Texas #169417

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 25, 1997
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The coming trial of Russell Landers, leader of the Montana Freemen, who held off federal agents for 81 days and the continuation of the trial in Columbus, Ohio, of Peter Langen, accused of robbing banks to finance a white supremacist group called the Aryan Republican Army, reported.

(Dallas: Valeri Williams) The anti-government group called the Republic of Texas featured; details given of their plan to bring down the Texas state government by gridlocking the legal system. [Group members Rick McLAREN, Alden NELLIS - call it a "paper war" with the courts.] Examples cited of the group's legal liens against individuals and groups. [Southwest Securities David GLATSTEIN, Texas attorney general Dan MORALES - respond.]

Brown, Aaron;
Williams, Valeri

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