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(DFW Star-Telegram)   SWAT team launches tear gas into a house to flush out a suspect in a shooting. One burned down house later, they succeed. How Waco of them   (star-telegram.com) divider line 12
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2014-01-06 09:30:52 AM
7 votes:
Anyone else read the headline and just assume they burned down the wrong house first?
2014-01-06 09:34:49 AM
2 votes:
They fired 'burners' into a building and it caught fire. I'm shocked.
2014-01-06 09:20:54 AM
2 votes:

clancifer: Wasn't the fire in Waco started by the Koresh people?


Between the two extremes of the government CYA and conspiracy nutters, I doubt we'll ever really know the truth on that one.
2014-01-06 12:31:13 PM
1 votes:
gretzkyscores:
Not even likely to get the "oops, wrong hosue" out of the cops as that's sort of a confession of administrative and/or tactical error on their part. They usually just say something like "we executed a valid search warrant and the officers responsible are on (paid) leave during the investigation" then they simply wait for the public to forget about it, which normally takes about a day.

Makes me wonder how in the hell we got to this point.  It's not like this everywhere.  I have a very good friend in Sweden who does not understand my aversion to police at all.  It's different there.  Police in other countries are friendly and helpful.  In other parts of the world, they're cautious.  Hell not long ago police in Iceland shot and killed a man and it made the news as it was the first time that had ever happened, or at least the first time since modern record keeping or whatever.  Between the war on drugs(TM) and the militarization of police, you just can't trust them here AT ALL.  I don't like that one bit, it's wrong.  Shouldn't be the case, and yet here we are.
2014-01-06 12:07:09 PM
1 votes:

HeadLever: scroufus: They also could have picked him up on his daily jog waaaaaaaaay before that stand off happened.  But they waited for him to go back inside.  Also his weapons werent illegal.

Not to say that David Koresh wasnt a lunatic but the way the feds handles it was equally insane.

Pretty much.  Weaver's only crime was pretty much telling the feds to go screw themselves when they asked him to be an inside informant.


Idiot! Always the same answer as when someone asks if you are a god.
2014-01-06 11:37:16 AM
1 votes:

nekom: They wanted him on weapons charges if I remember correctly, but with numerous women and children in there they probably should have applied a lighter touch.



That 'was' a lighter touch.  At Ruby Ridge, they just shot the women and children themselves.
2014-01-06 10:11:33 AM
1 votes:
vudukungfu

At least they didn't shoot the dog.


It is because the suspect was white.

/DNRTFA
2014-01-06 10:02:46 AM
1 votes:
How long until they send the guy a bill for putting out the fire?
2014-01-06 09:53:03 AM
1 votes:

nekom: clancifer: Wasn't the fire in Waco started by the Koresh people?

Between the two extremes of the government CYA and conspiracy nutters, I doubt we'll ever really know the truth on that one.


I think the reason that the siege was so controversial was that they didn't have any real evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the Branch Davidians that would have justified the warrant and siege in the first place. Even if the fire was an accident, as it probably was, it still looks like the ATF had every intention of going in guns blazing from the very beginning. I suspect someone thought they would make their career on it by breaking up a nutter religious group.
2014-01-06 09:41:42 AM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Funny how no one plans to charge the SWAT team with arson and reckless endangerment.


Well, considering a gunman was arrested without injury after a standoff, and the fire department quickly put the fire out, I don't see what the problem is.
2014-01-06 09:39:16 AM
1 votes:
Funny how no one plans to charge the SWAT team with arson and reckless endangerment.
2014-01-06 09:35:34 AM
1 votes:
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