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Resource ID: #13795
Subject: Arson
Source: State (Columbia, S.C.)
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The State investigates South Carolina's church fires and discovers: most church arsons were thrill crimes committed by young males with slight racial bias; at least two South Carolina churches were burned as part of a conspiracy within the Ku Klux Klan; and thrill crimes and Klan activities have long been tolerated by a mainstream population that confuses its love for Confederate history with a tolerance for an extreme minority of racist extremists. (Jan. to Dec., 1996)

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