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Midwest / Hate Crimes / Shootings / World Church of The Creator #187568

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 05, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jim Williams) The suicide of Benjamin Smith, the man responsible for this weekend's series of racial hatred shootings in the Midwest, featured. [Marion County, Illinois, Sheriff Gerald BENJAMIN - says he shot himself while driving.] [Shooting victim Ephraim WOLFE - comments.] Smith's background reviewed; photos shown. [Indiana Daily student newspaper Deke HAGER - recounts Smith's activities at the University of Indiana.] [Wilmette, Illinois, RESIDENT - comments.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Smith's membership in a hate group called the World Church of the Creator noted.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) The hate group described. [World Church of the Creator Matt HALE - says the group is a church dedicated to the expansion of the white race.] [Anti-Defamation League Harlan LOEB, Bloomington, IN, police department Chief Jim KENNEDY - say it is hate group "anti" to everything.] [Southern Poverty Law Center Mark POTOK - says the group recruits via the Internet; says this is a religion by and for psychopaths.]

Gibson, Charles;
Serafin, Barry;
Williams, Jim

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