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Appeals Court Rejects Branch Davidian Claim for Damages
FoxNews ^ | 07/15/03 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/15/2003 7:18:32 AM PDT by bedolido

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:36:49 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

NEW ORLEANS A federal appeals court rejected an attempt by survivors to collect damages from the government for the deadly 1993 confrontation in Waco, Texas, between government agents and members of the Branch Davidian cult.

Without dissent, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (search) late Monday turned aside contentions that a lower-court judge who ruled against the survivors was biased.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: appeals; branch; claim; court; damages; davidian; nwo; rejects

1 posted on 07/15/2003 7:18:33 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido
Lost in the Line of Duty
2 posted on 07/15/2003 7:21:00 AM PDT by bedolido (Ann Coulter... A Conservative Male's Natural Viagra)
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To: bedolido
The line of duty of being Clinton bodyguards, or the duty of laying seige to a group for political fundraising purposes?
4 posted on 07/15/2003 8:17:46 AM PDT by coloradan
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To: bedolido
"Lost in the Line of Duty"

They weren't "lost,"
rather they were "invested".

Koresh was in town and they could have grabbed him then. Instead these employees were invested by their superiors in a vain effort to get publicity for their agency and to thereby garner additional appropriations from Congress,

i.e., to put it in simple terms:
They died trying to get your tax dollars.
5 posted on 07/15/2003 8:31:51 AM PDT by John Beresford Tipton
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To: bedolido; John Beresford Tipton; coloradan; *"NWO"; madfly; editor-surveyor; Jeff Head; sauropod; ..
Guys, While sitting on his bench in a Federal Court, during sentencing of the surviving victims of the Government's JBTs, U.S. District Judge Walter Smith said, "Mistakes by Federal officers are not an issue before this Court!"<P>

This was BEFORE Congress passed and Clinton signed the "Crime Bill" that stated that, "Federal Officers cannot be held responsible for their 'mistakes' if they are 'acting in good faith'".<P>

If "Mistakes by Federal officers are not an issue before this Court!", then where in any system of justice ARE "mistakes" an issue???? NOT at the appelate level it would seem.

WHY do lawyers, "investigators" and other "experts" NEVER focus on the initial raid, that was an obvious exercise in fascism {winning hearts and minds of the whole populace by "grabbing them by the balls"}, that was the cause of the whole mess and the ending conflageration that killed "Scores of Branch Davidian members, including leader David Koresh". This initial raid was based on a bogus {lies used to obtain it} warrant that was NOT presented in the early morning hours of that fateful Sunday, because it "was left back at the office". This "no-knock" raid was made upon these people who, a few years earlier, had to fend off an armed assault by a faction of members of the "cult" who disputed leadership.

Members of the "cult" had federal licenses and traded firearms at gun shows, so the "arsenal" could well have been inventory. Later charges {"justifying" the raid} of "child abuse" were shown to be unsubstantiated by Texas state and County official records. Janet Reno's Jack Booted Thugs, on KNOWN spurious charges, meant to assault a formerly peaceful group that was sleeping soundly on a Sunday morning. It didn't work. REMEMBER WACO!!! Peace and love, George.

6 posted on 07/16/2003 6:38:51 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park (FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!)
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