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ATF's 'Fast and Furious' firearms tracked to at least 11 violent crimes
Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/16/11 | Richard A. Serrano

Posted on 08/16/2011 5:00:01 PM PDT by Nachum

Firearms illegally trafficked under the ATF’s Fast and Furious program turned up at the scenes of at least 11 “violent crimes” in this country in addition to being involved in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in southern Arizona last year, the Justice Department has acknowledged to Congress. Although Justice did not provide any details about those crime scenes, it has been learned that the additional violent crimes occurred in cities such as Phoenix, where Operation Fast and Furious was managed, and as far away as El Paso, Texas, where a total of 42

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; atfs; banglist; batf; castaway; cia; dea; dhs; doj; fast; fastandfurious; fbi; firearms; furious; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; issa; obama
That's great. Really great. ?s

Bleh

1 posted on 08/16/2011 5:00:07 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

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2 posted on 08/16/2011 5:01:41 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...

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3 posted on 08/16/2011 5:02:39 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Mama always told me if you cain't say something nice/use duct tape. Ever try to ducttape a keyboard?)
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To: Nachum
Of course, just like any other bonehead fed-gov management drone, they were tripping on their shoelaces the entire time, pissing off the staff that they forced to do this and were reported to the general public when the inevitable occurred.

And the BATFEces response?

Same as always…

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-na-atf-guns-20110816,0,3762843.story?track=rss

ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation

William G. McMahon, who was the ATF's deputy director of operations in the West, where the illegal trafficking program was focused, and William D. Newell and David Voth.

McMahon was promoted Sunday to deputy assistant director of the ATF's Office of Professional Responsibility and Security Operations — the division that investigates misconduct by employees and other problems.

“I share responsibility for mistakes that were made,” said ATF supervisor William G. McMahon about Operation Fast and Furious. (U.S. Congress / August 14, 2011)

That was exactly TWO DAYS AGO. Today he is promoted.

Kenneth E. Melson, the ATF's acting director, said in an agency-wide confidential email announcing the promotion that McMahon was among ATF employees being rewarded because of "the skills and abilities they have demonstrated throughout their careers."

Newell was the special agent in charge of the field office for Arizona and New Mexico, where Fast and Furious was conducted. On Aug. 1, the ATF announced he would become special assistant to the assistant director of the agency's Office of Management in Washington.

Voth was an on-the-ground team supervisor for the operation, and last month he was moved to Washington to become branch chief for the ATF's tobacco division.


4 posted on 08/16/2011 5:15:07 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Nachum
at least 11 “violent crimes” in this country in addition to being involved in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent

They were expendable. The end justifies the means.

5 posted on 08/16/2011 5:15:31 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Nachum

Well Mr. Holder, blindfold or not?


6 posted on 08/16/2011 5:24:43 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Nachum

The comments after the article show how some people are still finding this for the first time......unbelievable.


7 posted on 08/16/2011 5:25:17 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Nachum

Lots of good data for their “tracking” program.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 5:27:27 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: marktwain; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
In the L.A. Times, no less.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

9 posted on 08/16/2011 5:29:33 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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Thanks Nachum. This is an impeachable offense — but first, Zero needs to be pressured into throwing Holder under the bus.


10 posted on 08/16/2011 5:30:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: concerned about politics

“You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs.”

—Actual ATF supervisor’s quote on F&F.


11 posted on 08/16/2011 5:36:15 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum

Maybe this “splains” how three key players in OFF got promoted and moved to Washington. Gotta hand it ATF, when they get in a rut, they stay in a rut ! (The leading perps in Ruby Ridge got the same “punnishment.). >PS


12 posted on 08/16/2011 5:40:04 PM PDT by PiperShade
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To: Nachum

I give this guy Serrano a lot of credit, he is the only MSMer covering this story.

I hope he ends up with a Pulitzer.


13 posted on 08/16/2011 5:41:51 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307
More likely to win a spitzer for his efforts.

A JHP likelier than either.

14 posted on 08/16/2011 6:03:43 PM PDT by magslinger (I love that the FR spell check still flags Obama as a spelling error.)
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To: Nachum

Pure unadulterated TREASON.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 6:05:56 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: Nachum

That’s two stories about corruption at the ATF by the LA Times. Either they have suddenly become honest in their reporting (unlikely),or they smell blood in the water and are going to be among the sharks, or they believe that Gunrunner is yesterday’s news and they can safely report it because no one cares.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 6:28:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Nachum
I googled up an interesting term: Torino Scale.
17 posted on 08/16/2011 7:05:13 PM PDT by magslinger (I love that the FR spell check still flags Obama as a spelling error.)
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To: magslinger

Argh! Wrong thread!


18 posted on 08/16/2011 7:05:57 PM PDT by magslinger (I love that the FR spell check still flags Obama as a spelling error.)
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To: dainbramaged

Considering we are in about 4 different shooting wars still, yeah.... Treason kinda fits.


19 posted on 08/17/2011 5:24:30 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
The comments after the article show how some people are still finding this for the first time......unbelievable.

There's really been very little mainstream coverage, they're so covering Obama's butt and all. Even FoxNews isn't giving it the coverage it should have.

20 posted on 08/17/2011 11:01:06 AM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: TLI

1. ATF’s current troubles arose because of an informant claiming misconduct.

2. They promoted their biggest criminal to investigate employee MISCONDUCT.

3. The aim is to tell future prospective informants, “Hey, if you wanna rat ATF out, you’re going to have to report to THIS BLACK-HEARTED, CRIMINAL FROM HELL..!”

The aims of this promotion:

1. Give McMahon more money than he could make by being honest about the scandal

2. Shut down future leaks


21 posted on 08/17/2011 11:55:18 AM PDT by gaijin
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