Sun, 26 March 2017
David Koresh was a powerful figure in the Davidians, a Seventh-Day Adventist splinter group. In 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided Koresh’s ranch in Waco, Texas. A gun battle between the ATF and the Branch Davidians ended with the deaths of four agents and six of Koresh’s followers. Two months later, the FBI attempted to raid the compound again. During the raid, tear gas was launched into the domicile where the Davidians were holed up. There were 98 men, women and children inside the building when it exploded into flames.
Direct download: Episode_35_-_Clampdown_Part_II_-_The_Siege_at_Waco.mp3
Category:Social and Culture -- posted at: 7:15pm PDT
Mon, 6 March 2017
In 1985, Philadelphia police attempted to enter the residence of a radical religious/political organization known as MOVE. When numerous attempts to enter the house from either side failed, the city police commissioner ordered an explosive device to be dropped on the house right in the middle of a densely populated residential neighborhood. The result was the deaths of six adults and five children and the burning down of an entire neighborhood. This is Part I of two parts. Part II will be about David Koresh and the Branch Davidians.
Direct download: Episode_35_-_Clampdown_Part_I_-_The_MOVE_Bombing.mp3
Category:Social and Culture -- posted at: 5:39pm PDT