[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/06/11/museum.shooting/art.security.guard.museum.jpg caption="Stephen Tyrone Johns was shot and killed while working at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday."]
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88 year old white supremacist James Von Brunn walked through the Holocaust museum doors with a rifle and began firing yesterday. Police hold a news conference today to discuss the official charges against him.
He is a known Holocaust denier who has repeatedly claimed “The Diary of Anne Frank” is a hoax. This shooting took place on a day the museum planned to stage a play based on Anne Frank and right ahead of what would have been her 80th birthday.
Other details: he served 6 years in prison for trying to kidnap Federal Reserve board members because of high interest rates in 1981. Drew Griffin will have more on him and hate groups he is affiliated with tonight. Who is this guy and how many others like him are out there?
Flags are lowered to half-staff at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in honor of the 39-year-old security guard named Stephen Tyrone Jones, who was killed in this shooting. Tom Foreman profiles this man tonight, he died saving other lives.
In Texas, we have learned the last few weeks about the forfeiture laws which mean that cops can pull over drivers, in this case mostly Latino and African-American ones, and take money. The DA is supposed to use this seized cash for ‘official purposes’ but that has not exactly been the case. Unless one considers trips to Hawaii for vacation ‘official’. Wait until you catch this report from Gary Tuchman!
Folks in Iran are hitting the polls tomorrow, the 2 leading candidates are the conservative incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (we know this guy well, he likes to make some ‘colorful’ statements against the West, as a severe understatement) and Hossein Mousavi, the leading reformist candidate. Christiane Amanpour is in Iran and she'll put it all into perspective.
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