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THE FEDERAL SIEGE AT RUBY RIDGE
by Randy & Sara Weaver
state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime.”
WAS it cold-blooded premeditated murder when he shot and killed Vicki Weaver? Did the FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, have a license to kill? Who could authorize such a thing?
A day earlier, on August 21, 1992, gunfire erupted in a meadow at a place called Ruby Ridge. Striker, Sammy Weaver’s dog, lay dead, shot by a man wearing black face paint and camouflage clothing. Shortly thereafter both U.S. Deputy Marshall William Degan and Sammy Weaver were mortally wounded by gunfire. Evidence unearthed in the subsequent investigation points directly at a team member of Degan’s as the one killing Degan. Sammy was shot in the back as he ran for home after seeing Striker killed.
Ruby Ridge was big news in 1992, and has continued to be noteworthy ever since. It was depicted in the media as a “standoff” by “anti-government separatists” Weavers, they labeled as “white supremacists” by some. Was that the truth reported?
In this book, Randy and Sara Weaver tell their heartbreaking story of the tragic events that took those lives. They speak to what they felt as they were undergoing trauma visited upon them, along with the events leading up to an eleven day siege, with the remaining Weaver family surrounded by hundreds of heavily armed federal officers, armored personnel carriers and helicopters hovering overhead.
the Weaver family “set up” by people in the federal government to
accomplish some legitimate purpose – or was it an invidious, reckless
abuse of power by rogues, culminating in life-taking events for no
legitimate goal? Why send in a special team of snipers to arrest Randy
Weaver on a charge of failure to appear in court, especially when the
notice Randy was given was the wrong date for him to appear and court
officials plus the surveillance/arrest team knew that?
United States Senators Arlen Specter (PA) and
Charles Grassley (IA) sought to get to the truth of the matter by
holding Congressional hearings. The findings of the Subcommittee on
Terrorism, Technology, and Government Information of the Senate
Judiciary Committee is published in this book. The Subcommittee adjudged
many federal agents and officials to be lacking, especially officials
high up in the FBI. Read it for yourself and you be the judge if the
violence was law by the state or crime by individuals.
by Randy Weaver