It has been quite awhile since I finished this book and realized I had not posted Idaho's read...
The book bothered me on a bunch of levels...I know so many good law enforecement agents and it is sad tothink of the hysteronics that went on from the top to bottom that created the events at Ruby Ridge. In college psycology we are taught that the definition of a game is " How I act , to make you behave, to justify the way I feel"...as I turned the pages of this book I felt that a game is exactly what the government was doing... behaving in such a way that would cause Randy Weaver to react in a way that justified ( in their minds) the governement actions. In the end Weaver and his family were awarded a settlement... but it the cost was America's faith in those paid to protect us.
Here is what Amazon had to say:
Before the Waco incident, the cause celebre for those who feel U.S. federal law enforcement agencies have become worse outlaws than their quarries was the case of Randy Weaver, a white separatist (not supremacist) living with his family on Ruby Ridge in remote northern Idaho. According to Bock, after a government stooge baited Weaver into an illegal gun sale, U.S. marshals and the FBI laid siege to his home and shot his 14-year-old son and his wife to death. A marshal died, too, but at trial, the jury acquitted Weaver and family friend David Harris of murder. Meanwhile, defense attorneys had exposed a swamp of arrogant government misconduct. Bock stands squarely with Weaver's defense, but his report is no intemperate partisan rant. It is a thoroughgoing account of the siege, the events that shaped Weaver and led to his running afoul of the government, the government's and major news media's characterizations of the affair, the trial, and the uncertain aftermath of an appalling case of law enforcement overkill. Better, it is unputdownably engrossing. Ray Olson
Book Across the States Idaho : Ambush at Ruby Ridge by Alan Bock
I lift my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes fromt he Lord , the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalms 120 : 1,2