The siege of the compound in Waco, TX sparks emotion to this day.
26 years ago, the government began its 2-month siege David Koresh and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. Today, the ATF posted a memorial to agents killed during the siege.
On this day 26 years ago, four ATF agents were killed in the line of duty in a mission outside of Waco, Texas. We honor all the Special Agents present that day who persisted in the face of danger. Their bravery and brotherhood continues to unite our organization. pic.twitter.com/MERLpBnd8e— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) February 28, 2019
Twitter users were furious and wondered where the memorial for the children and families killed by the agents was.
How many kids died that day?— Jeremy (@firemanjbone) February 28, 2019
No.— PariahDog119(@PDog119) February 28, 2019
Today, we remember the victims, not their murderers. pic.twitter.com/T6G1ubWANr
Nothing like mourning the death of 4 g-men and ignoring the 82 who died as a result of government overreaction.— georgiavol (@UTENGER88) February 28, 2019
Some took a more moderate approach to their criticism.
leadership failed these men, and the innocent children inside that compound— I'm saying "oops" not "ope" (@The_real_colin) February 28, 2019
Either way, it's not a good look for an agency that's faced criticism for its behaviour during the siege.