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Militias #172615

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 19, 1997
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(Studio: Renee Poussaint) Two reports on the changing militia movement in the United States introduced.

(Tulsa, Oklahoma: JuJu Chang) The militia movement examined; scenes shown from a Tulsa, Oklahoma, militia meeting, where speakers railed against government intrusion. [Two MILITIAMEN, militia leader John TROCHMAN - comment.] The new tactic of leaderless resistance in which the movement has gone underground and communicate via the computer Internet outlined. [Montana militia movement Randy TROCHMAN - talks about readiness.] ["American Extremists" author John GEORGE - says it is hard to predict which militias are dangerous.]

(Studio: Renee Poussaint) Report introduced.

(Fort Davis, Texas: Bill Redeker) A visit to a small armed camp in Fort Davis, Texas, where a group called the Republic of Texas is trying to secede from the US featured; scenes shown from the mountainous compound. [Republic of Texas member "GREG," leader Rip McLAREN - state their views.]

Chang, JuJu;
Poussaint, Renee;
Redeker, Bill

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