If you have some time, read the debacle that was Ruby Ridge and the Randy Weaver stand off. To put it in the words of Deputy FBI Director Danny Coulson
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."
It’s incredibly messed up. Incompetence at all levels of law enforcement levels culminated in several people dying and being wounded. The weirdest part is that after all was said and done, Randy Weaver was acquitted of all the charges, just as Danny Coulson said. It would be interesting to contrast a similar situation in Canada which didn’t spiral all out of control with the Ruby Ridge siege and see what the differences were.