Another Judgment Day

In San Antonio, a jury acquits 11 Branch Davidians of murder but finds five guilty of manslaughter

However American juries may feel about some of the curious characters on the fringes of American life, they tend to reserve their real suspicion for the forces of law and order. That lesson was delivered again last Saturday in San Antonio, Texas, as 11 followers of cult leader David Koresh were acquitted of charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the deaths of four federal agents a year ago this week. Jubilant defense attorneys slapped each other on the back. Did it not matter that five defendants faced prison terms as long as 10 years for manslaughter? Said Dan...

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