We found out just how much we can trust our government.
The US Marshals Service, using information from the ATF (which had screwed up the case against Randy Weaver terribly, showing why they are referred to as '"F Troop" by other agencies) shot and killed the Weavers son....Starting a chain of events that led to the death of, not only his son(Sammy), but his wife, Vickie.
No one went to jail, at least not on the Government side, although many should have.
FBI shooter Lon Horiuchi, who killed Vickie was tried but not convicted of Murder. No other government official was ever charged, although many agents should be in jail today....and would be, were it not for the Federal whitewash conducted later.....
This is why I fail to trust my government (and add in Waco, TX and the Branch Davidians). Unaccountability, management from afar rather than by someone who is on the scene, and agents sworn to uphold the Consitution blindly following orders from people with an agenda and who are more concerned with managing a media than seeing Justice done.
I met Randy Weaver once, many years ago.....He was exonerated, and got a settlement from the Federal Government (which means the US taxpayers)...but no amount of money will ever fix him. He is a broken man, damaged beyond any hope of healing.
All because he got caught up in the ATF machinations to convict some Aryan Nations folks....In this case, his wife and son were collateral damage.
Never trust a Fed, or a policeman to do Justice first. They will follow orders, no matter what.
FBI Deputy Assistant Director Danny Coulson wrote a memo:
Something to Consider
1. Charge against Weaver is Bull Shit.
2. No one saw Weaver do any shooting.
3. Vicki has no charges against her.
4. Weaver's defense. He ran down the hill to see what dog was
barking at. Some guys in camys shot his dog.
Started shooting at him. Killed his son. Harris did the
shooting [of Degan]. He [Weaver] is in pretty strong legal position.
But the agents went ahead and did their thing anyway.....
Wanna learn more? Start HERE.
And this happened under a REPUBLICAN president......Waco, which happened under a Democrat president, was far worse...But it was the bureaucracy which killed those folks.....
Damned fundamentalist crazy folk clinging to their guns and religions.....
Don't forget this.....The people who were killed by the Feds...who were just trying to live their lives as they wished to under the rules of the Constitution, deserve better than that.