Two decades ago individuals living on the outskirts of Waco, TX were targeted and slaughtered by others wearing ATF and FBI badges. The aggressors were never held accountable.
Why is this important now? Both to remember those slain and to underscore that this is what not just what may happen, but what will happen, when a “legitimate right” to initiate force is allowed for. Especially in light of actions taken by those who claim to “protect” us – massive purchases of ammo and armored vehicles, invasive surveillance, and the classification of anyone asking questions as a “domestic terrorist”, just to name a few.
The document below, posted to the Facebook page Remember Waco, is shared here to make more folks aware of the incident and to hopefully help people connect on the ground at the two events scheduled. I’d be present were I in the area.
Symposium: Reflecting On An American Tragedy – The Branch Davidians 20 Years Later
April 18, 2013
9:00a – 4:00p
Truett Seminary, Powell Chapel
Baylor University Campus
20th Anniversary Memorial
April 19, 2013
9:00a – 4:00p
The Helen Marie Taylor Museum of The Life and History of Waco
714 Jefferson Avenue
I visited Waco in 2009 when on the road with Motorhome Diaries, an on-the-road project with the tagline “Searching for freedom in America.” The stated reason noted in the video description was, “To inform more people about just what happened there in the spring of 1993 to remind us to be ever vigilant to a tyrannical and unaccountable government.”
For an exhaustive overview watch this documentary, Waco: The Rules of Engagement. It underscores what happens when the same folks who claim to enforce the “rules” are allowed to interpret the rules.
- A Place Called Waco: A Survivors Story by David Thibodeau and Leon Whiteson
- The Davidian Massacre: Disturbing Questions About Waco that Must Be Answered by Carol Moore
- Day51Waco.Wordpress.com Waco tragedy memorial and information
- No More Wacos: What’s Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement and How to Fix It by David Kopel
- Waco: The Inside Story by PBS.org
- Waco Siege by Wikipedia.org
- An Open Message to Military and Police by Storm Clouds Gathering
- Want to End Police Brutality? Focus on the Institution by CopBlock.org
- Inside the FBI Entrapment Strategy: An Analysis by CopBlock.org
- Philadelphia: The City That Bombed Itself by CopBlock.org