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30 Years After Waco, DOJ Tactics, Overreach Still Issues

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By    |   Friday, 21 April 2023 07:22 AM EDT

Thirty years after a pair of violent confrontations and a controversial 51-day standoff between federal law enforcement and the Branch Davidian Christian sect ended with more than 80 people dead inside of a flaming compound near Waco, Texas, legal experts say the Justice Department appears to have learned few lessons from its involvement in the infamous debacle.

While Nicholas Creel, a political scientist and accounting and business law professor at Georgia College & State University, believes the "disaster that was the Waco siege" was more the result of "objectively terrible strategy" than government overreach, he said the "government's desire for a big show of force against what they thought to essentially be a heavily armed death cult was criminally stupid."

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Thirty years after a 51-day standoff between federal law enforcement and the Branch Davidian Christian sect ended near Waco, Texas, legal experts say the Justice Department appears to have learned few lessons from its involvement in the infamous debacle.
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