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Jasper, Texas / Byrd Funeral / The Law #180442

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 13, 1998
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Jasper, Texas: Bill Redeker) The funeral service in Jasper, Texas, for James Byrd, the black man who was murdered in a race crime, featured; scenes shown of the funeral procession. [Jesse JACKSON, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) President Kweisi MFUME - speak about the crisis and solidarity among the races.] [Black Panther Kahli MUHAMMAD, black MAN - comment.] The FBI investigation that could lead to charging the killers with a capital crime noted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) The question of who should prosecute the Jasper crime examined. [Southern Poverty Law Center Morris DEES - talks about the capital punishment statute.] [On Thursday, Attorney General Janet RENO - comments on the investigation.] The push in Congress to make any hate crime a federal crime noted. [Representative Charles SCHUMER - talks about the law.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The investigation in Belleville, Illinois, of a similar crime in which Baron Manning was dragged by three white youths reported. [MANNING - describe what happened.]

Brown, Aaron;
O'Brien, Tim;
Redeker, Bill

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