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Jasper, Texas / Byrd Murder / King Verdict / Hate Crime #386264

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1999
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jasper, Texas: Bob McNamara) Guilty verdict for John King in the DRAGGING murder of James Byrd, Junior, featured; courtroom sketches shown. [Judge Joe Bob GOLDEN - reads the verdict.] [PEOPLE - express views.] [Prosecutor Guy James GRAY - says any jury would have found him guilty.] [Byrd's sister Mary VERRETT - says the family won and still lost.] [Byrd's daughter Renee MULLINS - says a lot of burden is lifted.] (Artist: Pat Lopez)

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Richard Schlesinger) Findings of a hate crime report examined; details given of the growing numbers of hate groups and the use of the Internet by hate groups; scenes shown of cross burnings and hate group websites. [Southern Poverty Law Center Mark POTOK - says hate groups are multiplying.] [White supremacist Matthew HALE - says he hates other races.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Poll results showing that many Americans do not believe people of different races receive equal justice reported.

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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