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Special Assignment (The Radical Right) (Part I) #96390

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 29, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Angler, North Carolina) Incr. violence among radical right orgs. examined; films shown. White Patriot party, formerly Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, cited as example [White Patriot spokesperson Glenn MILLER - wants to die a "white warrior's death."] Death of Posse Comitatus member Gordon Kahl in June 1983 police shootout recalled. [Posse Comitatus spokesperson James WICKSTROM - equates himself with American revolution fighters.] Martyrdom of The Order terrorist Robert Matthews, killed in shootout with FBI last December by his mentor, noted. [Aryan Ntns. leader Richard BUTLER - claims threat of extinction justifies violence.] Arsenal discovered in March 1985 FBI raid on pseudo religious-survivalist organization The Covenant, Sword and Arm of the Lord recalled. New movement, known as the Identity Mvt., examined. [Christian Identity Church spokesperson Thom ROBB - defines group's concept of love and hate.] California Ku Klux Klan organization Wesley Swift's 1940s movement said spawning offshoots by Butler, William Gale and Robert Miles; racist and anti-semitic beliefs held by all outlined. [Klanwatch spokesperson Lyn WELLS - discusses movement's support of overthrow of democracy, annihilation of blacks and Jews in a Final Solution.] [MILLER (iden. on screen as Robb) - is ready to finish race war when "they" start it.] [Anti-Defamation League spokesperson Irwin SUALL - cites need to pay attention to pathological bigots armed with "Mein Kampf" and weapons.]
REPORTER: Judd Rose

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Rose, Judd
Duration:
00:04:50

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