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From Salem to Waco, by way of the nazis

Title: From Salem to Waco, by way of the nazis
Date: Tuesday, 27 April 1993
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: Alexander Cockburn
Main source: articles.latimes.com
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The Davidians were a 'cult,' and thus exempted from justice and normal rules of evidence. Rodney King's beating captured the nation's attention for more than a year. The extermination of more than 80 Americans during an armed attack by federal agents outside Waco is already slipping off the front pages. But then, King is a black man whose maltreatment came to symbolize police violence against the poor. The Davidians were "a cult," and thus exempted from justice and compassion. Atty. Gen. ... [Read the rest at articles.latimes.com]