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Campaign '88 / Democrats / Jackson's Security #562276

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Missouri couple, Londell and Tammy Williams, reported arrested for conspiring to kill Jesse Jackson. Williams allegedly claiming ties to white supremacist groups. Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Londell and Tammy Williams quoted with regard to dates Jackson would be shot. Jackson's security measures discussed. [JACKSON - says won't surrender to dream busters.] Williams reported familiar with Arkansas white supremacist group called The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord; details given, scenes shown. Williams noted boasting that rifle with which he planned to kill Jackson had killed law enforcement ofr. [Neighbor Denise FIEBERT - says Williams gave her creeps.] James Earl Ray mentioned shooting Martin Luther King, and Joseph Franklin suspected of shooting National Urban League pres. Vernon Jordan. [Ex-Secret Service agent Charles VANCE - says Jackson vulnerable to attack.] Williams noted denying all wrongdoing in telephone interview.

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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