Director Evelyn Davis : The reporter's name was Emery Long. He was White House press corps for twelve years. Apparently well-liked, no history of mental illness. Joined COPE a month ago.
Darius Tanz : Is there any evidence that Bass Shepherd ordered or coerced this suicide?
Director Evelyn Davis : No, but there's some pretty troubling indicators from his camp. Now, we've been tracking the sales of automatic and semi-automatic weapons since Bennett's takeover attempt, and we noticed a recent spike in these areas.
[turning on a television monitor]
Director Evelyn Davis : Now, every single one of these hotspots corresponds to a COPE headquarters. We dug deeper, found the security companies buying firepower are actually shell corporations funded by COPE.
Harris Edwards : They're stockpiling weapons.
Liam Cole : I knew it. I told you. Members were handing over their possessions, signing them over, big-ticket items like houses and cars, as if...
Grace Barrows : They wouldn't need them anymore.
Director Evelyn Davis : And in the last 24 hours, there's been a lot of Internet chatter about "Celebration Day".
Harris Edwards : What the hell is that?
Director Evelyn Davis : No idea, but it's today. Look, our profilers are concerned. All signs point towards the possibility of... self-destructive behavior.
Liam Cole : You mean like mass suicide?
Harris Edwards : COPE has millions of members. This could be Jonestown on a global scale.