ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Jasper, Texas: Steve Osunsami) The verdict in the trial of John King for the dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas, featured; scenes shown from the courtroom. [Two victim's RELATIVES, prosecutor Guy James GRAY, Jasper resident Esther PARKS - react to the verdict.] Tomorrow's hearings on the penalty phase mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Southern Poverty Law Center study on the spread of hate groups noted.
(Atlanta: Erin Hayes) The rise of neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and Internet hate groups examined; scenes shown from a Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama. [Southern Poverty Law Center Morris DEES, University of Florida professor George FEAGIN, FBI special agent Dennis LORMEL - comment on the appeal of hate groups.]