Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Waco Massacre. I really think you should see this documentary, Waco: The Rules of Engagement, a very sobering look at one of the most flagrantly horrific and irrational crimes Washington has committed against the American people, and at how the federal police at DOJ, FBI, and ATF were able to cover up their actions and get away with their crimes.
At the Cato Institute's brilliant and informative PoliceMisconduct.net, Tim Lynch summarizes:
'April 19, 1993 marks the worst police action in modern American history. Here are the main things to know:
- 76 people, including 27 children, died that day. That loss of life is a sufficient explanation as to why this incident is important and worth remembering.
- The federal police operation did not involve a handful of “rogue” agents. The incident is disturbing because it supposedly involved the best units of the ATF and the FBI. And much of the decision-making was done by the top people at headquarters facilities in Washington, DC.
- Make no mistake, crimes were committed by federal agents at Waco. And those crimes were covered-up.
- If the feds can successfully cover-up the worst police action in modern American history–an event that was highly publicized and that eventually brought extensive congressional hearings and the appointment of a special prosecutor– it is frightening to consider what police agencies would be able to get away in instances where there is no media scrutiny or legislative oversight.'
For further reading, Anthony Gregory has also been publishing a series of essays about Waco's significance on each anniversary of the massacre.
Though I highly recommend you watch the Rules of Engagement documentary embedded above first.