Ruby Ridge Group

More than a deadly siege in North Idaho that claimed the lives of a mother, her son and a federal marshal, the standoff at Ruby Ridge became a rallying point for the extremist movement and made Randy Weaver, the white supremacist at the center of the event, a hero to those groups. It also changed the way federal law enforcement handles standoffs with fugitives. The sparks of anti-government anger that Ruby Ridge ignited in August 1992 grew much larger six months later when federal agents engaged in another siege in Waco, Texas. That event left four federal agents and 83 members of the Branch Davidian religious sect dead. Those back-to-back events, experts generally agree, fueled the anti-government movement that lingers today, erupting in occasional violence and deadly threats against law enforcement.Poster (above) 17 January 2020 White Nationalist on Telegram continue to use the Ruby Ridge incident to advocate their cause.VideoVideo: Chapter 1: Ruby RidgeVideo: 14 May 2012 -…

Ruby Ridge Group is an inactive group formed c. 1992.
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