The difference has NOTHING to do with race!! It is all about taking over a federal facility in the middle of a crowded American city, and taking over a federal facility in the middle of nowhere. If that is a relatively conservative opinion, then at least this once I am relatively conservative. But you simply can not compare the two situations as regards to race!!
Afterall, if disgruntled white people wer to take over the federal building on Wilshire Blvd, in West Los Angeles California I am certain that the federal responce would NOT be to ignore it, as the people doing such a law breaking act would then be a PUBLIC danger regardless of their particular race. Good Grief people, gat real here!!!!