Standoff

Provide a historical overview of the facts of the Branch Davidian Standoff.
Analyze the factor of police negotiation during the siege.
Explain how non-law-enforcement personnel (e.g., compound residents, media) impacted the efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to end the siege.
Discuss how, in retrospect, the siege could have been handled differently by the FBI and ATF agencies to produce a different result.
Imagine if a similar incident took place today. Discuss how changing police styles enables law enforcement to adapt to changes in society.

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