Planing – Coursework Example
Planning: Militarizing of Police Insert Insert Overview and facts The Waco siege The siege took place in a hilltop area belonging tothe Branch Davidians. The suspicion upon them was of owning weapons regarded as machine guns. The bid for their surrender led to a gun battle where 76 bodies including 20 children died from explosion fire (Gallagher, 2003).
A deadly confrontation arose between Randy Weaver’s factions; United States Marshals service (USMS), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives (ATF), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Suspicion was that Weaver possessed firearms. The confrontation led to the use of excessive force and the death of Weaver’s son, his wife and the Deputy U.S. Marshal William Francis Degan (Dobratz, Shanks-Meile & Hallenbeck, 2003).
MOVE was a group composed of black activists with anti-technology, antigovernment and pro-environmental agenda. Loud noise, messy character, and aggression led to government moving in to enforce the law. A confrontation led to a gun shoot out and eventual use of C4 bomb that killed the MOVE burning down more than 60 households (Volpe, 1989).
The cases elaborate a dispute affair on who became the first member of fire. Sentences upon judgment led to several arrests of the anti-government groups in the Waco, MOVE and Ruby Ridge incidences. Government official surprisingly got mere stern warning from talks without any legal actions accompanying their actions (Wessinger, 1997). It is evident that enforcement had the utility of incendiary devices leading to unwanted deaths. The FBI, ATF and department of Justice got no charge to date.
Technology should be adopted in pursuit of such like cases to avert the death of the innocent. Waco and the MOVE serve as a lesson pointing to terrorism that started at home long before modern terrorist incidences. The arrogance, fear aggression and impatience as a virtue that elite forces might pick up, the same can be quenched with policies, proper training and the use of tech in modern enforcement.
Dobratz, B., Shanks-Meile, S., & Hallenbeck, D. (2003). What Happened on Ruby Ridge: Terrorism or Tyranny? Symbolic Interaction, 26(2), 315-342. doi:10.1525/si.2003.26.2.315
Gallagher, E. (2003). James D. Faubion, The Shadows and Lights of Waco: Millennialism Today: The Shadows and Lights of Waco: Millennialism Today. HIST RELIGIONS, 42(3), 275-277. doi:10.1086/375108
Volpe, M. (1989). Book Review: Extremist Groups and Conflict Resolution: The MOVE Crisis in Philadelphia. Criminal Justice Review, 14(2), 212-214. doi:10.1177/073401688901400217
Wessinger, C. (1997). REVIEW ESSAY: UNDERSTANDING THE BRANCH DAVIDIAN TRAGEDY: The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation.; Why Waco? Cults and the Battle for Religious Freedom in America.; Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict.; From the Ashes: Making Sense of Waco.; The Davidian Massacre: Disturbing Questions About Waco Which Must Be Answered. ... Nova Religio, 1(1), 122-138. doi:10.1525/nr.19126.96.36.199