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  • World Trade Center Bombing Part 1
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    World Trade Center Bombing, Part 1

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice held a hearing investigating the bombing of the World Trade Center.

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  • Coretta Scott King Funeral
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    Coretta Scott King Funeral

    President Bush and three former presidents, national politicians, as well as civil rights and religious leaders paid tribute to the life and memory of Coretta Scott King at a funeral service held at the New Birth Missionary…

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  • State Judicial Selection
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    State Judicial Selection

    Justices spoke to reporters about a report on state judicial selection. Among the topics they addressed were building diversity on the courts, the influence of political parties on the…

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  • Texas Cult Standoff Part 2
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    Texas Cult Standoff Part 2

    The subcommittee heard from the heads of the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on the recent events near Waco, Texas. In late February 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms assaulted…

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  • Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 10
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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 10

    The subcommittee heard testimony from former Justice Department officials on their investigations into the Ruby Ridge incident.

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  • Waco Investigation Day 8 Part 1
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    Waco Investigation Day 8 Part 1

    The joint subcommittees are investigating the failed February 28, 1993 Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas in which four ATF agents…

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  • Martin Luther King Tribute
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    Martin Luther King Tribute

    The participants paid tribute to the late Martin Luther King, Jr. His birthday, January 16, is the federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader who was assassinated in Memphis on April…

    130 views
  • FBI Director Firing
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    FBI Director Firing

    Former Director Sessions called a news conference to discuss his termination as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The termination came as a result of an investigation that…

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  • World Trade Center Bombing
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    World Trade Center Bombing

    Mr. Gerson and Mr. Sessions spoke at a joint news conference at the FBI building on an arrest made by the Department of Justice earlier in the day of a suspect in the February 26 bombing of…

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  • Black History Month Commemoration Speech
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    Black History Month Commemoration Speech

    Mrs. King spoke to an audience on current civil rights issues in a ceremony commemorating black history month. Following introductions and a brief musical performance by an opera singer,…

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  • President John F Kennedy Assassination Files
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    President John F. Kennedy Assassination Files

    The committee heard testimony on S.Joint Res. 282, the Assassination Materials Disclosure Act of 1992, legislation to create an independent commission that would speed the release of classified files on the…

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  • Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial
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    Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

    Attorney General William Barr, accompanied by the director of the FBI and the head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, read a brief statement and responded to reporters'…

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  • Significant Violent Crime Initiative
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    Significant Violent Crime Initiative

    Mr. Barr and Mr. Sessions met with reporters to present the Significant Violent Crime Initiative. They described the initiative, which would reassign approximately 300 counterintelligence…

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  • Violent Crime in America
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    Violent Crime in America

    Judge Sessions spoke on the rise in violent crime in the U.S. He talked about the need for community leadership to combat crime. He also talked about the role the FBI can play in helping…

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  • Civil Rights and Hate Crime
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    Civil Rights and Hate Crime

    William Sessions, director of the FBI, spoke to members of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith on anti-Semitic and hate crimes during their annual conference.

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  • Preparing for Crime in the Future
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    Preparing for Crime in the Future

    The panelists talked about the current dimensions of the problems being faced by law enforcement in handling crime and violence. The collection and analysis of reported crime and…

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  • Threats of Terrorism in American Cities
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    Threats of Terrorism in American Cities

    Mr. Sessions, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, spoke on the possibility of terrorism in America’s cities during the Persian Gulf war. He emphasized the continuity and coordination of…

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  • Financial Institutions Fraud Enforcement
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    Financial Institutions Fraud Enforcement

    Attorney General Thornburgh and Mr. Sessions spoke at a Justice Department Financial Institute Fraud Enforcement Conference, where they gave their comments on the state of ethics in…

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  • FBI Authorization for Fiscal Year 1991
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    FBI Authorization for Fiscal Year 1991

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  • Recent Bombing Incidents in Georgia
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    Recent Bombing Incidents in Georgia

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