The Waco "cult" — more properly known as the Branch Davidians — were an offshoot of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a millennial form of American Protestant Christianity.
The Special Counsel considered whether the use of active duty military at Waco violated the Posse Comitatus Act or the Military Assistance to Law Enforcement Act.
On February 27, 1993 the Waco Tribune-Herald began what it called the “Sinful Messiah” series of articles.
Infra-red experts continue to disagree, and filmmaker Amy Sommer stands by the original conclusions presented in the Waco: The Rules of Engagement documentary.
The Waco situation could have been handled differently and possibly resolved peacefully.
The events at Waco spurred both criminal prosecution and civil litigation.