CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 24, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Fort Smith, Arkansas: Rita Braver) (Temporary loss of audio.) Nationwide FBI arrests of white supremacist leaders such as Mountain Church founder Robert Miles, Aryan Nation head Richard Butler and government's indictments examined; details given, scenes shown. [OFFICIAL - reads indictment.] Aryan Nation amb.-at-large Louis Beam said still being sought. Background to case, stemming from siege here of Covenant of the Sword and the Arm of the Law encampment and convictions of The Order members on various chgs. reviewed. [Former United States attorney Asa HUTCHINSON - equates white supremacist leaders with Mafia godfathers.] [Voice of BEAM - encourage violence.] [Neo-Nazi expert Lenny ZESKIND - notes strategy of neo-Nazis orgs.] Indictments issued today said include suspects in conspiracy to murder radio talk show host Alan Berg. [US attorney Robert MILLER - calls for crackdown on such groups.] [BUTLER - claims battle will continue]
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