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Records donít back witness for the prosecution in Reese gun case
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 July, 2012 | David Codrea

Posted on 07/26/2012 8:06:39 AM PDT by marktwain

A key government witness in the case against a New Mexico gun dealer family has provided inconsistent testimony as well as recollections unsubstantiated by Customs and Immigrations records, a report on trial proceedings filed yesterday by the Luna Tea Party Patriots relates. Jose Roman, reportedly a career criminal since the age of 17 smuggling illegal aliens, guns and drugs, and who has been offered a plea deal in exchange for testimony, also admitted on the witness stand that he had provided false statements while making firearms purchases from New Deal Shooting Sports in Deming. That store was owned and operated by Rick Reese, his wife Terri, and their sons Ryin and Remington, now on trial for conspiracy, aiding and abetting smuggling of firearms, money laundering and making false statements to investigators.

Gun Rights Examiner has been following this case since February, noting at that time the Reese family had already been held without bail for over six months. Additionally, the legal plight of the family was summarized in this correspondent’s latest Guns Magazine “Rights Watch” column, and, in a special post yesterday, updates from a Reese family spokesperson were shared on the War on Guns blog.

“So far the defense has exposed inconsistency after inconsistency in [Roman's] testimony,” the Luna report recounts. “He was shown testimony from prior dates and asked to read his prior testimony and statements out loud, followed by the defense attorneys asking him if he lied before or if he was lying on Monday.”

“Customs & Immigration records failed to reveal dates that would substantiate his testimony on all but one occasion,” the report documents.

“The government did not charge him with possession of a machine gun, or gun smuggling, or with the total amount of drugs he smuggled, or alien smuggling,

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; nm; reese
Testimony from witnesses that are given special favors by the prosecution should be taken with a grain of salt.
1 posted on 07/26/2012 8:06:43 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Uh-huh. So this gun store owner is on trial for allegedly doing something that Eric Holder did. So why isn’t that useless f*ck Holder on trial? [/outrage]


2 posted on 07/26/2012 8:32:57 AM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: MeganC

This trail and treatment of this family should scare the bejamers out of everyone.

Eric Holder, ATF agents, et al are more guilty than this family.

Look up Deming on a map. It’s a small town between Tuscan and Las Cruces, on I-10, had a truck stop with a fairly decent restaurant, a State Rock park, a few other businesses.

Remember when Clinton sent armed FBI agents to kidnap the Gonzales boy and sent him back to Cuba. This is another example of massive government power.

This is a abuse of power.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 9:28:28 AM PDT by jayrunner
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“Remember when Clinton sent armed FBI agents to kidnap the Gonzales boy and sent him back to Cuba.”

Honestly, I knew nothing about it at the time (I’m 21), but knowing what I know now I’ve always wondered why local law enforcement stood by and let that happen? If ever there was a time to stand up to government tyranny, that was it.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 10:22:56 AM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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