Skip to comments.FBI agent short on details on militia inquiry
Posted on 04/28/2010 6:09:15 AM PDT by FreedomPoster
DETROIT - An FBI agent who led the investigation of nine Michigan militia members charged with trying to launch war against the federal government couldn't recall many details of the two-year probe yesterday during questioning by defense lawyers.
Even the judge who must decide whether to release the nine until trial was puzzled.
"I share the frustrations of the defense team
that she doesn't know anything," U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said after agent Leslie Larsen confessed she hadn't reviewed her notes recently and couldn't remember specific details of the case.
(Excerpt) Read more at toledoblade.com ...
That is all they were interested in.
Like TEA Party=violence/racist, with no facts whatsoever.
I guess not divulging the evidence in court is transparency
Once again the FBI is used as a political tool
Tell me if their budget is increased and I'll tell you who is using whom.
Ask Bill Clinton!
"But the judge said the agent's appearance was appropriate because the burden is on defense lawyers to show their clients won't be a threat to the public if released."
I thought it was up to the prosecution to prove they were dangerous not the other way around.
Boy is this case thin, for a SWAT team action. Good Grief.
ya...i just bet there was a 2 yr investigation..how about staged
As I recall .. I think it was Franklin who said .. (something like), "Our Republic is designed for a truthful and moral people"
Since I've REALLY started paying attention (around 1997/8 .. ), I have been amazed at the lack of response from people that could simply and quickly right a wrong .. ie, Secret service .. CIA .. etc.
I mean ... SOMEone could have told Janet Reno to pound sand .. or even arrested her.
I knew this was a Ruse when I first read about it, would a class action lawsuit against the FBI and whoever else helped be out of the question?
“Boy is this case thin, for a SWAT team action. Good Grief.”
And for such a widespread operation to arrest so few...
Whatever happened to that whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing? Guess that doesn’t apply in obama’s Amerika.
Christian terrorists? Yeah right, I’ll believe that as readily as “moral democrats”.
She [the lead FBI agent] said that because they were still being examined, she didn't know if weapons seized by investigators last month were illegal.
OMG, how dumb. It only takes a quick look at the receiver to see if a weapon is capable of full auto fire. For barrel length, it just takes a tape measure. This monstrosity is turning into a modern vesion of a typical Janet Reno mass satanic child sex abuse case, where there was no abuse at all.
I don't think the SWAT team apprehension was inappropriate, per se. Good on the part of the law to avoid a barricaded-in situation.
But I still have a major problem with the government action. The charge that justified the raid in the first place is sedition, making war against the United States. The charge is based on an alleged plot to kill local law enforcement. The issue I have is based on the simple fact that getting over on local law enforcement is emphatically NOT waging war against the United States.
Not that I'm defending plans to get over on local law enforcement by way of deadly force, etc. - that sort of attitude is a problem, not uncommon among criminal gangs, etc. And even against federal agents, for example in the international narco-trade, or moonshining - none of those are elevated to the level of "waging war against the United States."
And that headline is the one sought. That "right wing militias aim to topple the US government by use of force."
Failure to do those simple steps = incompetence or obstruction.
Federal law enforcement appears to be as decrepit and incompetent as government in general.
Yes, those are the two obvious things to check. If neither was mentioned as a violation, that means one of two things: the BATFE hasn’t yet succeeded in their usual efforts to cause a slam-fire - or they’re planning on using some other “gotcha” such as 922r parts count compliance.
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