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California / SUV Attacks / Eco-Terrorism #736079

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 2003
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(West Covina, California: Shellee Smith) Vandalism at several California auto dealerships, believed to be the work of the militant environmental group E.L.F., featured; details given about eco-terrorist attacks, including arson at a San Diego apartment complex; scenes shown of a West Covina, California, auto dealership building on fire and of damaged Hummers & SUVs. [West Covina fire department Chief Richard GREENE†- comments on the damaged building.] [West Covina police department Chief Frank WILLS†- says the FBI is investigating this as an act of domestic terrorism.] [FBI counterterrorism task force Larry MEFFORD†- says these groups are becoming increasingly violent.] [Portland State University Gary PERLSTEIN†- says these groups are very dangerous.]

Brown, Campbell;
Smith, Shellee

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