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Statement by Gov. Perry Regarding East Texas Church Arson Arrests


Location: Austin, TX

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the arrests of two men for the East Texas church arsons:

"I want to commend the hundreds of local, state and federal law enforcement officers for their tremendous dedication and professionalism in working patrol and investigative operations around the clock that culminated in the arrest of two individuals charged in the East Texas church arsons. The criminals responsible for these atrocious attacks terrorized not only the respective church congregations but entire communities. Today's arrests send a strong message that ruthless criminal activity against Texans, our churches and communities will not be tolerated, and that our law enforcement professionals are trained, equipped and committed to seeing justice is served."

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