FBI investigators have named a material witness in the murder of abortion provider Dr. Barnett Slepian of Amherst, NY.
Investigators believe that James Charles Kopp of St. Albans, VT has information about the murder. Kopp is the registered owner of a 1987 black Chevrolet Cavalier that had been seen in the Buffalo area. The Buffalo News reported yesterday that a Vermont man with ties to the anti-abortion movement was seen jogging near the Slepian home; investigators wouldn't say whether Kopp was the jogger. Kopp is wanted for questioning and has not been named a suspect.
Investigators have released a 1997 photograph of Kopp, a 44-year-old white man with brown hair and a goatee, and are seeking the public's help in finding him. "We don't have any idea where he is. We are looking for him everywhere we can," said FBI Special Agent Bernard Tolbert.
The October 23 murder of Dr. Slepian is believed to be linked to four other shooting attacks on abortion providers in Upstate New York and Canada.
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"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .
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