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Los Angeles, California / Jewish Community Center Shooting / Hate Crime #630756

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 12, 1999
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(Los Angeles: Tom Brokaw) Racial hate motives behind gunman Buford Furrow's shooting at a Los Angeles Jewish community center and his murder of postal worker Joseph Ileto reported. [US Attorney Alejandro MAYORKAS - says Furrow killed Ileto because he was non-white and worked for the government.]

(Los Angeles: Dan Lothian) The return of Furrow to Los Angeles from Las Vegas, NV, reported; details given of the conditions of the community center shooting victims. [MAYORKAS - says he will do what he can to bring charges.] [Brother of victim Ismael ILETO - says he cannot believe his brother's murder.] [Los Angeles District Attorney Gil GARCETTI - says everyone is a victim.]

(Los Angeles: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: George Lewis) Details about Furrow's motives behind the community center shooting and weapons information given. [Simon Weisenthal Center Rabbi Marvin HIER - says a docent saw Furrow in the museum.] [Aryan Nations MEMBER - says Furrow's act was not connected to his group.]

(Los Angeles: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Claire Shipman) The White House response to the shooting reported; details given of plans for President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore to make gun control a major election issue. [GORE - says families need more protection.] [Texas Governor GEORGE W. BUSH - defends supporting existing gun laws without adding new ones.] [Attorney General Janet RENO - says she thinks Congress listens to the gun lobby too much.] [Pew Research Center director Andrew KOHUT - says there is greater public pressure.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George;
Lothian, Dan;
Shipman, Claire

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