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Laramie, Wyoming / Gay Beating / Hate Crimes #176452

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 11, 1998
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Laramie, Wyoming: Lisa Salters) The beating and torture of Laramie, Wyoming, gay college student Matthew Shepard by Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney featured; scenes shown of the site of the crime. [McKinney's girlfriend Kristen PRICE - recounts her boyfriend's description of the beating.] [Father Bill McKINNEY, Saint Paul's Catholic Church Father Roger SMITH - comment.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Call from President Clinton for tougher hate crimes laws noted.

(New York: Mark Mullen) Hate crime laws reviewed; map shown of states having and not having such laws. [San Francisco MAN, Human Rights Campaign Winni STACHELBERG - talk about hate crimes.] Clinton's call for a bill that would make it easier to prosecute anti-gay crimes noted. [Anti- Defamation League Elizabeth COLEMAN - says the gay bashers think the crime is acceptable to society.] [Anti Violence Project Christine QUINN - comments.]

Mullen, Mark;
Salters, Lisa;
Simpson, Carole

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