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Midwest / Hat Crime / Killing Spree / Racism #388872

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 06, 1999
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Randall Pinkston) The continuing investigation into the history and killing spree of Benjamin Smith reported. [Gun dealer Tony SCHNEIDER - says he refused to sell Smith a gun.] [SMITH - defends his racist views.] [Smith acquaintance Jason MILLER - says Smith never gave people problems in school.] [PERSON - says Smith tried to choke his ex-girlfriend.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) The connection between Smith and The World Church of the Creator leader Matt Hale examined. [HALE - calls a reporter a bigot; says he did not condone Smith's actions.] [Southern Poverty Law Center Mark POTOK - says the "church" members mince no words.]

Pinkston, Randall;
Rather, Dan;
Stewart, Jim

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