On This Day
Today is the anniversary of the Waco tragedy. The Waco siege was an attack on a compound belonging to the group Branch Davidians by federal law enforcement and US military, between February 28 and April 19, 1993. The Branch Davidians, a sect that separated in 1955 from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was led by David Koresh and lived at Mount Carmel Center ranch in the community of Elk, Texas. It was nine miles east-northeast of Waco., The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said that they had broken the law causing a search and arrest warrant to be obtained and served. The action quickly escalated and resulted in a violent shootout. This action taken by Janet Reno and supported by President Bill Clinton. This group was suspected of weapons violations. But in reality, we will never know, as they were never allowed to go to trial. David Koresh along with his followers (76 adults and 26 children) were burned to death, on this day by the American federal government.