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Midwest / Hate Crimes / Shootings #187488

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 03, 1999
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Liz Cho) A series of drive-by shootings in Chicago featured; scenes shown from where Orthodox Jews were shot, where former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong was killed and where two Asian men were shot at; map shown. [Northwestern University Rick TAYLOR - reacts.] [Police SPOKESMAN - comments.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The question of whether the shootings were hate crimes noted.

(Washington: Carole Simpson) Nationwide hate crimes examined; examples and statistics cited. [Acting assistant attorney general Bill Lann LEE - offers perspective on hate crimes against "unwanted" Americans.]

Brown, Aaron;
Cho, Liz;
Simpson, Carole

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