Blog beginning on the Waco tragedy
Mike McNulty has established a blog relating to Waco. Mike was the producer of the Oscar-nominated "Waco: The Rules of Engagement," and played a major role in reopening the case. Among other things, he managed to discover that the Texas Rangers had an "evidence locker," more like a warehouse, of evidence in the case.
I did some public records requests for him, and the results were most peculiar. The Rangers said that they had picked up the evidence in their capacity as deputized US Marshals, and couldn't turn it over without the Marshals' Office consent. So I sent a FOIA to the Marshals, and they denied knowing anything about it. I went back to the Rangers, and they said, if I remember, that the US Attorney had control of it. So I made a FOIA to the Executive Office of US Attorneys, and they denied they had any control. At that point the head of Texas DPS, which is over the Rangers, got involved and really blew the thing open.