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September 16, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Director William S. Sessions, reacting to a spate of "carjacking" incidents in the Washington area, including one in which a mother was dragged to her death, on Tuesday elevated the offense to a priority in the FBI's stepped-up program against violent crime. Sessions' action reflects the fear among some middle-class Americans that the increase in carjacking--in which vehicles are taken forcibly by armed thugs--has confronted them with possible violence at their doorsteps.
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September 16, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Director William S. Sessions, reacting to a spate of "carjacking" incidents in the Washington area, including one in which a mother was dragged to her death, on Tuesday elevated the offense to a priority in the FBI's stepped-up program against violent crime. Sessions' action reflects the fear among some middle-class Americans that the increase in carjacking--in which vehicles are taken forcibly by armed thugs--has confronted them with possible violence at their doorsteps.
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