Friday, April 20, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
No crimes had been committed by David Koresh or the members of his group when, on February 28, 1993, they were invaded by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. A.T.F. agents started firing at the Branch Davidian compound with automatic weapons. The A.T.F. fire was not returned. The people in the compound were calling for help from the sheriff's department. A.T.F. did not announce themselves until well into the shooting. This unjust attack was one of the first tests of using federal law enforcement with military tactics. On April 19, 1993 the siege came to an end when the government murdered 76 people including children, who were either burned up, buried alive by rubble, suffocated by the effects of the fire, or shot by government agents. A dark day that will live forever in infamy.