Here’s another epigram from Public Policy Hooligan:
The fewer facts the feds gathered, the easier it was to vilify government victims.
That line comes at the end of a discussion of how federal agencies’ shenanigans after the killing of Sammy and Vicki Weaver. Here’s the final paragraph of that riff:
The Marshals Service, like the ATF and the FBI, had scrupulously avoided collecting evidence. Marshals Service director Henry Hudson refused to order routine internal investigations after the fatal shootings “based on his desire to avoid creating discoverable documents that might be used by the defense in the Weaver/Harris trial,” according to a subsequent Senate report. The fewer facts the feds gathered, the easier it was to vilify government victims.
Here’s a link to a 1995 story I did on the coverup, including FBI Director Louis Freeh’s heated response.