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94. Arson at clothes store. Owner, Angela Thomas, claimed it was racist. It was actually an insurance fr... 1990-07-01 Kansas City MO
Store Owner, Ex-firefighter Sentenced
Kansas City Star
John T Dauner
Arson at clothes store. Owner, Angela W Thomas, claimed it was racist. This caused immense wave of local and national sympathy. The anti-racist community called for harsher penalties for hate crimes. Lauren D Johnson talked about faking the crime to a friend, who snitched. Johnson admitted he and Thomas did it to collect insurance. Both Johnson and Thomas were convicted.