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25 years later, Ruby Ridge standoff inspires militia groups

 

August 31, 2017



SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — It's been a quarter-century since a standoff in the mountains of northern Idaho left a 14-year-old boy, his mother and a federal agent dead and sparked an expansion of radical right-wing groups in the United States that continues today.

The gunfight at Ruby Ridge occurred when agents approached Randy Weaver's property near the Canadian border looking for a place to arrest the military veteran on gun charges. They had been investigating him for possible ties to white supremacist and anti-government groups.

Weaver, his daughters and a friend holed up in the family's ca...



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