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  • Lessons learned from the Ruby Ridge standoff

    Lessons learned from the Ruby Ridge standoff

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:08:18 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "A federal law enforcement official called it Weaver Fever.  That's what they try to avoid - this thing where something gets so blown out of proportion that people die because you're dealing with people who won't back down," Jess Walter said. Protesters, supporters, and media from across the nation waited at the road block as information would trickle out day-by-day.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "A federal law enforcement official called it Weaver Fever.  That's what they try to avoid - this thing where something gets so blown out of proportion that people die because you're dealing with people who won't back down," Jess Walter said. Protesters, supporters, and media from across the nation waited at the road block as information would trickle out day-by-day.

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  • Reflecting on Ruby Ridge 25 years on

    Reflecting on Ruby Ridge 25 years on

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:18:44 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "This region was really rich with extremism and hate in the early '80s. Fiery crosses and clan gatherings were occurring in North Idaho." Former Spokesman-Review reporter Bill Morlin remembers it was a heavy layer of racism that may have attracted white separatist Randy Weaver to Ruby Ridge in the first place. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "This region was really rich with extremism and hate in the early '80s. Fiery crosses and clan gatherings were occurring in North Idaho." Former Spokesman-Review reporter Bill Morlin remembers it was a heavy layer of racism that may have attracted white separatist Randy Weaver to Ruby Ridge in the first place. 

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  • Ruby Ridge standoff remembered 25 years later

    Ruby Ridge standoff remembered 25 years later

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:19:09 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Barely a sound, just the occasional train or a passing car about every five minutes. A far cry from 25 years ago when protestors, supporters of the Weaver and Harris family, and media from across the country stood at the road block at the entrance of Ruby Creek Road. As the water flows in the creek next to the road, so do people trying to come up and see the cabin.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - Barely a sound, just the occasional train or a passing car about every five minutes. A far cry from 25 years ago when protestors, supporters of the Weaver and Harris family, and media from across the country stood at the road block at the entrance of Ruby Creek Road. As the water flows in the creek next to the road, so do people trying to come up and see the cabin.

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  • Remembering the events of Ruby Ridge 25 years later

    Remembering the events of Ruby Ridge 25 years later

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:12:22 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Ruby Ridge, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains was a place Randy Weaver, his wife Vicki, and their four children: Sammi, Sara, Rachael and Elishaba, called home. It was miles from society and a life they one knew in Iowa. But little did they know the federal government watched their every step. Federal agents kept a close eye on Randy and his family after they went to an Aryan Nations camp near Hayden Lake run by Richard Butler several times.

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - Ruby Ridge, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains was a place Randy Weaver, his wife Vicki, and their four children: Sammi, Sara, Rachael and Elishaba, called home. It was miles from society and a life they one knew in Iowa. But little did they know the federal government watched their every step. Federal agents kept a close eye on Randy and his family after they went to an Aryan Nations camp near Hayden Lake run by Richard Butler several times.

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