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Lest We Forget – Lessons From The 1993 Waco Tragedy

HuffingPaintPost Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 3:39 PM
We've definitely forgotten! The police fired dozens of rounds from fully-automatic weapons at unarmed innocent people while looking for the cop-killing-cop. When they finally found him hiding in a cabin, the cops fired tear gas into it and acted SURPRISED when it caught on fire. Even with the hard evidence against this murderer, there's a reason we have a judicial branch. Once again, law enforcement makes itself the judge, jury and executioner.
Schism Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:24 AM
Unfortunately, the judicial branch is all but useless. The DA's and judges have an incestuous relationship with the cops that makes it all but impossible to gain any recompense when the LEO's 'misbehave'. The phrases, "officer safety", "followed procedure" and "limited immunity" get tossed into the fray and 'case dismissed' come back almost automatically.

Twenty years ago, on February 28th 1993, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) launched an assault on the Branch Davidian religious compound just outside Waco, Texas. The resulting siege ended more than seven weeks later, on April 19, but not before claiming the lives of 80 men, women and children -- many burned to death in the final inferno that destroyed the compound.

Even today, videos of the burning buildings remain vivid reminders of an assault gone horribly wrong, from start to finish; and, lessons from what has become known as the “Waco Tragedy” should be borne...