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October 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A sheriff's ballistics tests found that a federal marshal killed white separatist Randy Weaver's 14-year-old son during a 1992 shootout, contradicting the federal government's conclusion that the bullet could have come from Weaver. "It is clear by the ballistic evidence that Sammy Weaver was killed with a bullet fired by U.S. Marshal Larry Cooper's 9-millimeter Colt," Boundary County Sheriff Greg Sprungl said.
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December 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the Clemency Board on Thursday restored the civil rights of the FBI agent convicted of destroying records during the investigation of the deadly 1992 shootout at Ruby Ridge in Idaho. E. Michael Kahoe, a former head of the FBI's violent crime and major offenders section, pleaded guilty in 1997 to obstruction of justice for ordering the destruction of an FBI report into the 1992 fatal shooting at the cabin of white separatist Randy Weaver.
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September 23, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The federal government paid $380,000 to Kevin Harris, who alleged his rights were violated when an FBI sniper wounded him during the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. The Justice Department announced the settlement of the last remaining civil lawsuit arising from the weeklong standoff at the compound of white separatist Randy Weaver. The government did not admit any liability as it paid Harris to drop his $10-million civil damage suit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2001
I read with interest Stephen Yagman's Sept. 9 commentary on the search warrant executed at the residence of James Beck. Yagman claims the execution of a federal court order endangered an entire neighborhood. Would this be the same position Yagman, a "civil rights attorney," would take if an innocent neighbor had been injured, had not a law enforcement agency taken some action? Yagman has filed many suits against law enforcement personnel and has made a living off these suits. If my memory serves me correctly, Yagman's license to practice law was suspended because it was determined that he had taken a higher-than-allowed percentage of a judgment ordered for his clients as fees.
NEWS
December 20, 1995 | From Associated Press
In a renewed effort to correct deficiencies that contributed to the bloodshed at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh announced on Tuesday additional changes he was making in bureau procedures. Freeh has acknowledged that the FBI erred seriously at Ruby Ridge and said he has made changes since the siege that left three people dead, including the revamping and expansion of the bureau's crisis management teams.
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August 13, 1995 | From Reuters
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) met with white separatist Randy Weaver on Saturday as part of a planned congressional probe into the deadly standoff at Ruby Ridge, Ida. "I'm not prejudging the matter," Specter said. "My subcommittee is going to pursue this and find out what the facts are, wherever they may lead. And I'd like to tell you, Mr. Weaver expressed his appreciation for having the oversight hearing."
NEWS
September 26, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Thursday excoriated the FBI for the conduct of its agents during the deadly August 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, saying the "shoot to kill" policy that agents used was "a gross deviation from constitutional principles and a wholly unwarranted return to a lawless and arbitrary Wild West school of law enforcement." In a unanimous decision written by Los Angeles Judge Stephen Reinhardt, the U.S.
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January 8, 1998 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Idaho judge Wednesday ordered FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi to stand trial in the killing of Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver, in the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge. Magistrate Judge Quentin Hardin found that there was sufficient evidence to hold the FBI agent for trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter stemming from the shooting of Vicki Weaver as she stood near the door of her rural Idaho cabin, holding her infant daughter.
NEWS
June 21, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One of six suspended FBI agents was cleared by federal prosecutors conducting a criminal investigation of the agents' role in the deadly 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and its aftermath. Agent Anthony A. Betz was a unit chief in the criminal investigative division at FBI headquarters at the time of the standoff. The decision about Betz did not imply any conclusions about the other five agents, including former FBI Deputy Director Larry A. Potts, an official said.
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October 31, 1996 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A suspended FBI official pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstructing justice by destroying a critical report on the ill-fated shootout at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. The plea in federal court made E. Michael Kahoe, former head of the violent-crime unit, the highest-ranking FBI official to be convicted of a serious crime since L. Patrick Gray III resigned as acting director in 1973 after acknowledging that he had burned Watergate-related evidence in his fireplace.
OPINION
September 9, 2001 | STEPHEN YAGMAN, Stephen Yagman, a Venice Beach federal civil rights lawyer, was special prosecutor for the state of Idaho in the Ruby Ridge case against an FBI sniper
The fearsome feds are at it again, this time endangering an entire neighborhood in Los Angeles County. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' foray last week into the Stevenson Ranch subdivision bears alarming resemblance to both the agency's 1992 assault on separatists at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and its 1993 attack on the Branch Davidian's Mount Carmel compound near Waco, Texas.
NEWS
August 5, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Justice Department officials who reviewed the FBI's flawed investigations of the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge called for disciplinary action against FBI Director Louis J. Freeh and three other FBI veterans, but the recommendations were secretly rejected in the closing days of the Clinton administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2001
Maybe it's a good thing that the FBI can't find all of its guns ("FBI's Flaws Are Detailed," July 19). Its behavior over the past few years (Waco, Ruby Ridge, et al.) has already proven that this unconstitutional agency can't be trusted with dangerous machinery. Don Hull Costa Mesa If former FBI Director Louis Freeh spent his time tending to his responsibilities overseeing the bureau instead of currying favor with the Republicans by involving himself in his open and long-enduring dispute with former Atty.
NEWS
June 15, 2001 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A county prosecutor in Idaho announced Thursday that he will not try the FBI sniper who shot and killed the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver during the Ruby Ridge standoff in 1992. The decision came only a week after a federal appeals court ruled that the sniper could be tried for involuntary manslaughter in the incident. Boundary County prosecutor Brett Benson disclosed his decision in a press release that said it would be difficult to prove the case in court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2001
Re "Agent Can Be Tried in Ruby Ridge Death," June 6: So, Judge Michael D. Hawkins, in his written dissent on the Ruby Ridge ruling, is concerned that federal law enforcement agents "will hesitate in precisely those highly charged situations in which their quick judgment is most critical to the effective enforcement of our nation's laws." An unarmed woman stands in a doorway holding a young child: If this evokes visions of a highly charged situation, then you understand his dissent and why FBI-trained sharpshooter Lon T. Horiuchi shot that woman in the middle of her forehead.
NEWS
June 6, 2001 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
An FBI sharpshooter can be prosecuted by the state of Idaho for the killing of white separatist Randy Weaver's wife during the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, a sharply divided federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Tuesday. The 6-5 decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed two earlier rulings and held that sharpshooter Lon T. Horiuchi's status as a federal agent did not protect him from prosecution because he has not demonstrated that his actions were objectively reasonable.
NEWS
October 11, 1997 | From Associated Press
The former chief of the FBI's violent crimes section was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for destroying a report that criticized the bureau's role in the 1992 fatal shootout at a white supremacist's cabin in Ruby Ridge, Idaho. E. Michael Kahoe, a 26-year FBI veteran, had pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. Kahoe, who is now retired from the FBI, was sentenced by Judge Ricardo Urbina, who could have imposed a two-year sentence.
NEWS
September 24, 2000 | From Associated Press
The federal government paid $380,000 Friday to Kevin Harris, who alleged his rights were violated when an FBI sniper wounded him during the 1992 Ruby Ridge siege. The Justice Department announced the settlement of the last remaining civil lawsuit arising from the weeklong standoff at the Idaho compound of white separatist Randy Weaver. The government did not admit any liability as it paid Harris to drop his $10-million suit.
NEWS
September 23, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The federal government paid $380,000 to Kevin Harris, who alleged his rights were violated when an FBI sniper wounded him during the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. The Justice Department announced the settlement of the last remaining civil lawsuit arising from the weeklong standoff at the compound of white separatist Randy Weaver. The government did not admit any liability as it paid Harris to drop his $10-million civil damage suit.
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