Skip to comments.Being thankful for less pain(Reese Family Update)(ATF abuse)
Posted on 11/23/2012 5:06:44 AM PST by marktwain
Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Attorney for New Mexico Ken Gonzales to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge. This nomination is particularly significant because Gonzales was the U.S. attorney who oversaw the investigation, arrest and prosecution of the Reese family. At the time of the Reeses arrest, Gonzales had the audacity to release a statement saying, Those who sell firearms knowing that they will be illegally smuggled into Mexico to arm Mexican cartels share responsibility for the violence that has been devastating Mexico. So far, he has not called for the prosecution of any of the federal agents or administrators who oversaw the sale of some 2,000 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition to Mexican gun smugglers in Operation Fast and Furious.
Gonzales has much to be thankful for this season, but what about the Reese family? For them, being thankful is a relative term. The Reese family is thankful that, so far, the bad theyve suffered has not been as bad as it could have been. They have been so abused, harassed and persecuted that they feel thankful for the crumbs of less bad news that comes their way. Theyre thankful that federal agents arrested them while they were away from their home rather than taking them during the massive raid involving hundreds of officers, helicopters and armored vehicles. They were thankful last March when, after eight months in jail, Terri Reese was released on bail to a halfway house. They were especially thankful when youngest son, Remington, was acquitted of all charges (after spending a year in jail), and they were thankful when Terri; husband , Rick; and older son, Ryin, were cleared of all but one count each, two for Ryin, of the comparatively minor charge
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I have seen this pattern before, where a jury will find parties guilty of a minor charge or two, because after seening so many charges, they think that they must be guilty of something.
Gonzales is probably complicit in the deal ~
I am thankful that their name wasn’t Weaver or that they didn’t live in Waco.
“There is little hope that the family will be allowed to recover any of the near 200 guns and almost 2 million rounds of ammunition seized from them, and the feds are working hard to retain the $150,000 in cash, a coin collection and jewelry also valued at close to $150,000, several vehicles and the familys home and land.”
“Were it not for the generous support of family, friends and concerned citizens, the Reeses would not have had enough to even hire an attorney. They are struggling to find the funds to mount a defense in the civil forfeiture case, and if they dont recover at least some of their seized assets, they will be left destitute, homeless and with no means of income after they complete whatever sentences get handed down.”
Financial support for the Reeses can be sent toReese Defense Fund:
Attention: Patricia Arias
First Savings Bank
520 South Gold
Deming, N.M. 88030
I know the Reese family thru many interactions at shows and visits to their shop. Good people.
Sounds like the kind of guy Obama would appoint.
I am sure no FReepers are surpised.
In the spirit of Christmas, I hope that millions of Americans are making lists, and checking them twice.
This has to get through the Senate. Make calls to your senators opposing this! There are already too many liberal US Attorneys and Federal judges!!!!!
Typical beltway bureaucracy tactics.
It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. Theyd go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, theyd find the first five guys they saw and theyd crucify them. Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. Its a deterrent factor, Armendariz said, explaining that the EPA is following the Romans philosophy for subjugating conquered villages.
Know your enemy.
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I don’t know this family personally, but hear they are good people.
When I read the first news reports where the government was trying to justify all this to reporters I was chilled to read some of the things that supposedly made them look criminal. Listed were things like living out of town, having their own water well, having good security, having generators, and large amounts of food stored. Whoa that describes us and all of our neighbors.
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