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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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September 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal appeals court agreed to rehear arguments on whether the FBI sharpshooter who killed Randy Weaver's wife during the 1992 standoff at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, can be prosecuted on manslaughter charges. In June, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Idaho prosecutors could not hold Lon T. Horiuchi responsible for actions taken as a federal lawman. On a request from prosecutors, however, the 11-member court will rehear the case at an undetermined time.
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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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March 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Five deputy marshals involved in the start of a siege in which a white supremacist's son and wife were killed received the U.S. Marshals Service's highest award for valor in an Oklahoma City ceremony. Larry Cooper, David Hunt, Frank Norris, Arthur Roderick and Joseph Thomas, along with Bill Degan, patrolled the area around Randy Weaver's Ruby Ridge, Idaho, cabin. Degan and Weaver's son, Sam, 14, were killed in a gunfight. An FBI sniper shot and killed Weaver's wife, Vicki.
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March 31, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The FBI is considering whether to accept an offer from Randy Weaver, the man whose wife they killed four years ago in a bloody standoff near Ruby Ridge, Idaho, to mediate an end to the nearly week-old siege with antigovernment "freemen" holed up on a remote ranch near Jordan, officials said. Meanwhile, Freeman member Richard E. Clark turned himself in to authorities at a residence near Grass Range in central Montana.
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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.
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August 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Forty volunteers, including teenagers and a family dog, joined ex-Green Beret James "Bo" Gritz in his search for bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph. They hit the North Carolina woodlands, trying to succeed where more than 200 federal agents have failed. In 1992, Gritz helped negotiate an end to the FBI siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and was a mediator in the 1996 standoff with Montana "freemen."
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April 27, 2001 | Associated Press
Timothy J. McVeigh said he considered assassinating former Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and others instead of bombing the Oklahoma City federal building to retaliate against the government. "I considered, among other things, a campaign of individual assassination," McVeigh said in a letter to Fox News released Thursday.
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