ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 11, 1999
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(Studio: Kevin Newman) The difficulty of prosecuting hate crimes noted.
(New York: Aaron Brown) The neo-Nazi group The Order, of which Los Angeles shooter Buford Furrow is a member, examined; details given of the role of The Turner Diaries novel in the group founded by Robert Matthews and of crimes committed by the group to raise money. [Retired FBI agent Wayne MANIS - calls the Order organized terrorists.] [Denver police Tom HANEY - says radio host Alan Berg was assassinated in 1984.] Matthews' death in a fiery standoff with authorities noted. [Former member of The Order Denver PARMENTER - says The Order still exists.] [Southern Poverty Law Center Morris DEES - says the New Order tried to kill him.]
(Studio: Kevin Newman) Southern Poverty Law Center figures on hate groups and hate crimes noted.
(New York: John Miller) Hate groups in the United States examined; details given of their anti-government, anti-black, anti-Semitic views. [FBI civil rights division Phil THOMAS - says the members act on their own; explains how it is difficult for the FBI to infiltrate these groups.] ["Silent Brotherhood" author Kevin FLYNN - comments.]
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