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Framing Problems in Crisis Negotiation: Reframing in the Case of Waco
Unformatted Document Text:  Reframing in the Waco Negotiations 5 Seven Seals – important symbols to the Davidians because of their role as markers of the end of time – and predicts that a chosen one will open the Seals and usher in the apocalyptic events, cueing the end of time. Koresh and his follows believed that he was the chosen one, who, at the time of the standoff, was in the process of opening the Seals. Much of the content of Koresh's talk focused on proving to the negotiators that he was the chosen one and explaining why the Seals were important and what he had found in opening them. The Standoff On February 28th, 1993 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) attempted to issue warrants to search the Davidian compound and arrest David Koresh. At the time, the Davidians were under suspicion of stockpiling weapons, and Koresh was under suspicion of abusing children in the compound (U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1993; U.S. Department of Justice, 1993d). In a surprise-style attempt to serve the warrants, gunfire erupted. Sixteen BATF agents were wounded, and four were killed. Four Davidians, including Koresh, were injured. The Davidians never revealed how many of their people were killed in the firefight, but the final FBI report estimated five. The FBI took over as the lead agency and secured the area with armored personnel carriers. Throughout the siege, the Davidians maintained that they had only shot in self-defense (U.S Department of Justice, 1993d). Managing the siege, the FBI had two operative arms, a tactical arm, called the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), and a "talk" arm, a team of negotiators, located at an airplane hanger five miles down the road. At the negotiations site, a total of 25 different FBI agents talked with Koresh or other members of the community by telephone, trying to persuade them to release the women and children in the compound and/or come out themselves.

Authors: Agne, Robert.
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Reframing in the Waco Negotiations 5
Seven Seals – important symbols to the Davidians because of their role as markers of the end of
time – and predicts that a chosen one will open the Seals and usher in the apocalyptic events,
cueing the end of time. Koresh and his follows believed that he was the chosen one, who, at the
time of the standoff, was in the process of opening the Seals. Much of the content of Koresh's
talk focused on proving to the negotiators that he was the chosen one and explaining why the
Seals were important and what he had found in opening them.
The Standoff
On February 28th, 1993 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF)
attempted to issue warrants to search the Davidian compound and arrest David Koresh. At the
time, the Davidians were under suspicion of stockpiling weapons, and Koresh was under
suspicion of abusing children in the compound (U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1993; U.S.
Department of Justice, 1993d). In a surprise-style attempt to serve the warrants, gunfire erupted.
Sixteen BATF agents were wounded, and four were killed. Four Davidians, including Koresh,
were injured. The Davidians never revealed how many of their people were killed in the
firefight, but the final FBI report estimated five. The FBI took over as the lead agency and
secured the area with armored personnel carriers. Throughout the siege, the Davidians
maintained that they had only shot in self-defense (U.S Department of Justice, 1993d).
Managing the siege, the FBI had two operative arms, a tactical arm, called the Hostage
Rescue Team (HRT), and a "talk" arm, a team of negotiators, located at an airplane hanger five
miles down the road. At the negotiations site, a total of 25 different FBI agents talked with
Koresh or other members of the community by telephone, trying to persuade them to release the
women and children in the compound and/or come out themselves.


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