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More violent crimes traced to FAST AND FURIOUS

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by wireguy, Aug 17, 2011.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    In addition to 3 of Operation Fast and Furious' top "guns" being PROMOTED to Washington DC offices where they can be conveniently protected by the justice dept.


    Guns From 'Fast and Furious' Sting Linked to 11 More Violent Crimes

    Published August 17, 2011

    | FoxNews.com


    Brian Terry

    myfoxphoenix.com

    Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed on Dec. 14, 2010. Weapons found at the scene were linked to Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF program that let guns be purchased illegally and cross the border. Several have now reportedly been tied to crimes in the U.S.

    WASHINGTON – Weapons from the failed federal operation "Fast and Furious" have reportedly been linked to 11 more violent crimes in the U.S., including in places like Arizona and Texas where a total of 42 weapons were seized.

    As early as January 2010, guns tied to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosions were found at crime scenes in cities like Phoenix, Glendale and El Paso, the Los Angeles Times first reported.

    The ATF program was designed to identify cartel leaders in Mexico by allowing for the illegal purchase of weapons and then tracking the firearms. The operation backfired when ATF lost track of the guns.

    Under the program, 1,418 firearms were circulated though the number of disappeared guns is still unknown.

    In a letter obtained by Fox News, Justice Department officials said last month they are cooperating with congressional investigations and the Justice Department inspector general's office. It also acknowledged that ATF Acting Director Kenneth E. Melson "likely became aware" of the operation as early as December 2009.

    But Republicans leading the congressional probe into Fast and Furious replied to Attorney General Eric Holder in a letter Tuesday, saying that many of his answers to their inquiries were "non-responsive."

    "We are disappointed that the Department has chosen to play word games rather than simply responding with as much detail as possible about these additional 11 cases," wrote Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Sen. Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee.

    Meanwhile, three supervisors in charge of the program are being transferred to Washington for new management positions at the agency's headquarters. The decision to promote William Newell and David Voth, both field supervisors who managed the program out of the agency's Phoenix office, and William McMahon, who was the ATF's deputy director of operations in the West, earned criticism from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

    "Until Attorney General (Eric) Holder and Justice Department officials come clean on all alleged gun-walking operations, including a detailed response to allegations of a Texas-based scheme, it is inconceivable to reward those who spearheaded this disastrous operation with cushy desks in Washington," Cornyn, R-Texas, wrote to Holder.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/17/guns-from-fast-and-furious-sting-linked-to-11-more-violent-crimes/#ixzz1VKRYprIp
     
  2. halfmile

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    The gunshop owner tried toraise the red flag and was told to STFU by ATF.

    And the ATF guy who blew the whistle got fired.

    Is this a great country or what?

    HM
     
  3. TOOLMAKER 251

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    And they had the balls to shut down the mafia.
     
  4. Rick Barker

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    Halfmile


    Did he get fired or suspended. He said today he is still an agent, fighting for his reinstatement.


    Amazing the 3 dogs who ran this deal, got promoted. I suspect it was to shut them up, so Holder would not get exposed.
     
  5. Rick Barker

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    So now they have come across record where the BATF, used taxpayer money, to buy guns, (directly), and then directly sold those guns to members of the Mexican cartel.

    Reported on news this morning.
     
  6. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    When the border agent was killed there were 3 guns recovered at the scene, but only 2 guns were reported. Why and where did the AR-15 go? The most corrupt agency in the world is the US justice department. It turned in the just-us department when both half breeds came into power.
     
  7. Rick Barker

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    In this country all persons who are party to a crime, can face the death penalty, if a death results during the commission of the crime.

    Of course that won't happen here, because the excuse will be it was law enforcement, involved in a sting. As one who was once in law enforcement, I wonder if that should apply to everyone, including law enforcement.
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

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    Holder needs to go to prison. And Obama needs to be impeached and be charged too. They are accessories to murder with their idiotic, unlawful, rogue plan to implicate law-abiding gun owners and gun shop owners. Because of the murders this is bigger than Watergate.
     
  9. Oscar Ray

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    O'A**hole and his butt buddy Holder will get away scott free. The media does not have the balls to report this the way that it should be and to make a big stink out of it. On the other hand, if it was GW that was involved, they would move heaven and earth to put him in jail and make sure everyone involved went with him. Oscar Ray
     
  10. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    These 2 half breeds will never be brought to justice for this crime, even if the republicans take back the white house in 2013. They all work together in the end, and it's politically not correct to pursue them when their out of office.
     
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