The Weavers surrendered.
10 days of standoff, countless man hours, hundreds of thousands of dollars….wasted.
All because of a lie perpetrated by the ATF……
Harris was acquitted of all charges.
Weaver was charged with failure to appear (remember, his appearance letter stated the wrong date) and fined $10,000 (the feds had to save some face, right?)
The weavers later sued, and then settled for wrongful death of Vicki Weaver and Sammi Weaver. The settlement was $100,000 for Randy and $1,000,000 for each of his three daughters.
But Sammi and Vicki are still dead.
I met Randy about 10 or 12 years ago…..He is a broken man. Damaged beyond the ability to heal. I feel for him. All the money in the world won’t fix his loss…..But a chance at those agents might…..
Lon Horiuchi was indcticted for Manslaughter, but the Feds claimed Sovereign Immunity… He went free and later, the charges were dropped even though the Ninth Circuit reversed the claim of sovereign Immunity………No other Federal Agents were charged…nor, as far as any evidence shows, were any of the FBI, the Marshalls Service, nor the ATF agents even demoted or in any way punished for the lies, or mismanagement that led up to this incident. Some were even promoted.
Trust your government. Really..
Next time it might be you…..