Ruby Ridge

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Event.png Ruby Ridge (murder) Rdf-icon.png
DateAugust 21, 1992 - August 31, 1992

On about August 24, 1992, the fourth day of the siege on the Weaver family, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Danny Coulson wrote a memo:

OPR 004477
Something to Consider
 1. Charge against Weaver is Bull Shit.
 2. No one saw Weaver do any shooting.
 3. Vicki has no charges against her.
 4. Weaver's defense. He ran down the hill to see what dog was barking at. Some guys in camys shot his dog. Started shooting at him. Killed his son. Harris did the shooting [of Degan]. He [Weaver] is in pretty strong legal position.

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Randy Weaver's wife and child were murdered by the FBI, for which he was paid financial compensation. Larry A. Potts was demoted by FBI Director, Louis Freeh.


  1. Ruby Ridge: Report of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Government Information of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1995.