Why DeGuerin?

Is anyone wondering why attorney Dick DeGuerin is allowed inside the compound when a qualified attorney named Wayne Martin has been in the thick of things since the first second?

It seems to me this little vignette tends to magnify how ludicrous our legal system has gotten.

I know we have an abundance of lawyers in this country, but enough is enough. That the FBI caved in to DeGuerin is almost shameful.

The facade seems to imply Martin is unfit to practice law. If so, why is he called a lawyer? Unless they’re all unfit and we the people haven’t realized it yet.

J.D. Emery

West

Read the Tribune-Herald's 7-part investigative series on the inner workings of the Branch Davidians. Hours after Part Two appeared in print, the ATF raided the group's compound.

Read the Tribune-Herald’s account of the ATF raid on the Branch Davidian compound on Feb. 28, 1993. Four ATF agents and six in the compound were killed in the gunfight.

Read the daily news accounts of the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Elk, which began Feb. 28 and lasted until April.

Read the accounts of April 19 and beyond: FBI agents began inserting canisters of tear gas into the Branch Davidian compound in the early morning hours. By noon, it was on fire.