Skip to comments.Baltimore crime-fighter resigns over Fast and Furious case(barf alert)
Posted on 09/25/2012 1:53:18 AM PDT by marktwain
At a community meeting for paroled felons in the East Baltimore, the mother of Bloods gang leader Kevin Gary faced down federal prosecutor Jason Weinstein. She told him to stop harrassing her son, whom she described as "a champion for the downtrodden," recalls former city police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, who also attended the meeting.
Weinstein, familiar with Gary's criminal record, did not back down. "I hear you ma'am, but if your son doesn't stop what he's doing he's going to prison with the rest of these guys," he responded, according to Bealefeld.
While in Baltimore, Weinstein prosecuted some of the most high-profile cases of the last decade, and Bealefeld and others who worked with him said he had a mastery of detail and an intimate knowledge of city violence. But he moved on to the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters, and in an agency report last week, Weinstein was criticized for failing to spot problems and rein in a botched gun-smuggling sting that led to the death of a federal agent. He has stepped down from the agency.
Given his work fighting violent crime in Maryland, Weinstein wrote in his resignation letter that he would never have allowed weapons to get into the hands of smugglers and drug dealers.
He echoed that theme in an interview: "I've devoted my career both before I got to [agency headquarters] and since I've been here to keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and reducing violence."
In 2009, Weinstein was transferred from his Maryland post to the Washington headquarters, where he approved wiretap applications that were part of Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed guns to flow into the hands of criminals on the Mexican border in an attempt to build cases against drug gang leaders.
(Excerpt) Read more at articles.baltimoresun.com ...
"It's a tricky case, given the number of guns that have walked," wrote Weinstein. Trusty replied that "[i]t's not going to be any big surprise that a bunch of US guns are being used in MX [Mexico], so I'm not sure how much grief we get for 'guns walking.'"
Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
“’It’s a tricky case, given the number of guns that have walked,’ wrote Weinstein.”
And again, a once good and decent man seduced by power who sells his soul to the dark side, now wants absolution. How does one receive absolution for murder? Indeed, if this man will not come forward with the rest of the story, how does he dare even expect it?
“BY mercy and truth iniquity is purged; and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.” (Proverbs 16:6)
We must teach our children, our young adults, our college students, and our prisoners the FEAR OF THE LORD.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,...........”(Psalm 33:12a)
He may have been a good and decent man at one time. I only see fluff in the article that claims he was such. Here is a summation from a good overview of the scandal: http://theerant.yuku.com/topic/42628/video-Obama-Orders-Launched-Fast-and-Furious?page=7 "As for Breuer and Weinstein, the evidence is clear that at the very least, they knew of previous gun-walking, and despite Breuer's claims of ignorance and Weinstein's finger-pointing, they knowingly participated in sending a false letter to Congress." The left is very good at creating an image of themselves as sort of secular saints, while performing very nasty deeds.
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