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ICE agent's family files wrongful death claim against Justice Dept.
CBS News ^ | June 20, 2012 4:09 PM | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 06/20/2012 4:31:01 PM PDT by Southnsoul

CBS News has learned that the family of ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata has filed a claim for wrongful death against the Justice Dept. and other federal agencies. Zapata was gunned down by suspected drug cartel members in Mexico in Feb. 2011 with weapons later linked to an ATF case in the Texas area. Joining the claim is Zapata's surviving partner in the attack: Victor Avila.

In an interview last November, Zapata's family told CBS News they feel that U.S. law enforcement could have stopped the sale of a gun used to kill their son. CBS News obtained law enforcement records that show the gun that killed Zapata came from the U.S., and the suspects who allegedly trafficked it had been under law enforcement's watch for months in Dallas but weren't arrested.

In February, CBS News learned a second weapon used in the Zapata attack was also linked to an ongoing case under the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

The Justice Department has said ATF "was not aware of" the suspect's purchase of the gun that killed Zapata when it happened, and that answering further questions would jeopardize the investigation.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; death; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; issa; jaimezapata; murdergate; obama; terry; wrongful; zapata
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To: Southnsoul

Took three years but they’re finally burning their own bridges. That said I hope to God we can right the ship.

41 posted on 06/20/2012 9:25:25 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Southnsoul

Sounds like promotions and bonuses are on the way for the apparatchiks at ICE and the BATF.

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To: Southnsoul; spokeshave; reagandemocrat; GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; ...
Some pretty interesting posts on this thread:

To: spokeshave

>>>....seems Jamie was investigating Fast and Furious....and was killed at a “fake roadblock” with a F n F gun under “mysterious circumstances.”....enquiring minds seek to know<<<

The REAL reason Obama invoked executive priviledge is to put a stop to investigating the murder of Jamie Zapata.

6 posted on 06/20/2012 4:53:59 PM PDT by reagandemocrat


To: reagandemocrat

Obama invoked executive privilege to put a stop to investigating the murder of Jamie Zapata.

From what I'm gathering, Obama invoked executive privilege to stop anyone from finding out that it's our OWN government that killed Zapata because he was getting too close to figuring out that F&F was an untraceable gun running scheme implemented for the purpose of getting assault weapons ultimately banned in the United States because these types of weapons in the hands of Americans pose the greatest threat to the government when the SHTF?

32 posted on 06/20/2012 8:25:48 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

43 posted on 06/20/2012 10:50:10 PM PDT by nutmeg (ABO 2012)
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To: TigersEye

initial reports state the WINDOW was opened

44 posted on 06/21/2012 9:52:59 AM PDT by struggle (
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To: struggle

Initial reports are often wrong. This is the second time I have shown you that you’re wrong on this. Why do you keep pushing this stupid conspiracy theory about Avila?

45 posted on 06/21/2012 10:03:51 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

It was the civil suit brought my Paula Jones that forced Clinton to testify under oath. Slick Willy lost that Ex. Priv. claim.

It also gave the Congress the info. it needed to proceed with Impeachment.

pass the popcorn...

46 posted on 06/21/2012 1:11:49 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: MestaMachine; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

This will help the cause.

47 posted on 06/21/2012 2:08:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Southnsoul

Executive Privilege does not trump discovery. I hope they listed “Jon Does 1-10,000” and tear apart the administration, the BatFags, and everyone else involved with this illegal act.

48 posted on 06/21/2012 2:22:41 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: hoosiermama

Timed to appear as if Holder is the reason but really, it shields Holder and himself from both Congress and Zapata.

A narcissist if there ever was one, Obama let Terry Lakin go to jail rather than release a lfbc, only to produce one shortly afterwards when it would not do Lakin any good.

49 posted on 06/21/2012 3:36:18 PM PDT by widdle_wabbit (taglines don't always work.)
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To: nutmeg

bump to the top

50 posted on 06/21/2012 7:03:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I think those links will work if we just email them to ourselves they may come as links we can click. No problem. It’s enough work just to post all the URLs. Thanks for posting them!

51 posted on 06/22/2012 1:11:21 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: thouworm

Thouworm, here is the thread, I was referring to.

52 posted on 06/27/2012 12:32:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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