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Brain-damaged man used in botched ATF sting gets house arrest
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-9-13 | Raquel Rutledge

Posted on 06/09/2013 6:25:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Chauncey Wright went looking for a job and got federally indicted instead. That's the way he put it Friday after being sentenced to six months of house arrest and four years' probation for his involvement in an undercover sting being run by the ATF.

ATF agents hired Wright — who has brain damage, an IQ of 54 and functions at the level of a kindergartner — to work last year for their fake storefront in Riverwest. They met him outside of a Walmart and offered him a job promoting Fearless Distributing, spreading the word that the store was looking for people willing to sell guns and drugs.

Wright, 28, rode his bike all over the city, from the lakefront to Midtown and down to the south side passing out fliers marketing Fearless and helping set up deals.

Agents paid him with cigarettes, shoes and a little cash. And when they shut down their sting, they referred him for criminal charges on gun and drug counts.

Wright said he had no idea the store was a sham and that its workers were federal agents.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: atf; backfire; entrapment; sting

1 posted on 06/09/2013 6:25:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wow. If true, I hope a pit bull attorney steps forward. Now is a good time for a case like this to hit the news.


2 posted on 06/09/2013 6:26:47 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Milwaukee ATF sting gets more and more outrageous

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


3 posted on 06/09/2013 6:26:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Chauncey Wright around the time he unknowingly worked for ATF agents.

4 posted on 06/09/2013 6:29:16 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: austinaero

The guy really needs a nasty-faced lawyer to rip and tear these government bow wows to pieces. Bastards !


5 posted on 06/09/2013 6:29:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The BATFE pays in cigarettes? I wonder if they paid taxes on them. If I ever work for the BATFE, I’d like to be paid in guns or bombs.


6 posted on 06/09/2013 6:30:24 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

Holder’s using an alias?


7 posted on 06/09/2013 6:32:15 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Remember
Er that the BATFE is working on their own intrusive database of US citizens.


8 posted on 06/09/2013 6:35:43 AM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

IQ of 54? He’s not smart enough to tie his shoes.


9 posted on 06/09/2013 6:35:51 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Words fail me at the prospect of an agency of the former United States of America actually using a man with a 54 IQ as a shill for a storefront operation.

I say ‘former’ because we are not what we once were, and if you were to question any f@cking part of the Obama government, they’d be making excuses as to why it made sense for the ATF to us this man in this manner. Damn them, damn them all.


10 posted on 06/09/2013 6:36:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

That doesn’t men that he belongs in jail for 6 months.


11 posted on 06/09/2013 6:36:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yep, it seems the only criminals that our government catches are astroturf criminals.

This is sick.


12 posted on 06/09/2013 6:37:58 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
ATF agents hired Wright — who has brain damage, an IQ of 54 and functions at the level of a kindergartner — to work last year for their fake storefront in Riverwest.

Joe Biden's IQ < 54, and most kindergartners know we have only 50 states. It's the ones running our government that have brain damage!

13 posted on 06/09/2013 6:39:35 AM PDT by Errant
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The ATF agents are the ones that should be going to jail, not Chauncey.


14 posted on 06/09/2013 6:40:05 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

well sounds like he is about as smart as the ATF agents in this case...


15 posted on 06/09/2013 6:44:02 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Irenic

That’s why I call DC the District of Criminals.


16 posted on 06/09/2013 6:44:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: austinaero

FTA:

Wright said he is glad to be out of jail and trying to learn from what happened. He said he expected it would take some time to adjust and said he could use a cigarette to calm his nerves. He never smoked before agents began paying him in cigarettes, he said.

“It makes you wonder who you can trust,” he said. “I could have been dead ... I put my life in jeopardy.”


17 posted on 06/09/2013 6:47:16 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: rolling_stone

“well sounds like he is about as smart as the ATF agents in this case...”

Sounds more like he’s supervisory material.


18 posted on 06/09/2013 6:48:08 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This is outrageous! Once again, this is Shery’s daughter, not Shery. Just one more way we can see that the radical Left really doesn’t care about who they exploit - and especially since this young man was black. They probably figured he was easy prey and used to being in trouble or some crap like that. I hope the rest of black America sees that the libs are NOT on their side. How can they be, when they support Margaret Sanger’s pet projects like Planned Parenthood, who clearly stated that her goal was to get rid of blacks because she felt they were a blight on mankind? Wake up America! We all need to stick together - people of every race. White, black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, etc. - we are “the people”, and we only have each other now.


19 posted on 06/09/2013 6:52:24 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The sting was aimed at taking guns and drugs off the street, but the Journal Sentinel found it was marred by an agent having his machine gun stolen, the storefront being ripped off, agents allowing a felon with a gun to leave the store after he admitted he needed it to shoot someone, charges being filed against the wrong people — including a man who was in prison at the time — and other missteps.

They are your people, Chauncey, and you should all be standing on a corner panhandling, not for dollars, but for IQ points.

20 posted on 06/09/2013 6:53:19 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why aren’t the names of the agents, and their supervisors published in the article?

The public really needs to know what fine upstanding people are out there working in their best interests.

This way these people can be congratulated by their friends and neighbors, when ever they go out in public, for being such top notch public servants.

This case shows what happened in Waco was just a fluke, these guys really are representative of the best government workers can be.


21 posted on 06/09/2013 6:58:49 AM PDT by Mark was here (The dog he ate was a composite ... wasn't one dog, was an amalgam of many breeds, like a casserole.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Operation Slow & Miffed


22 posted on 06/09/2013 7:02:25 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Good job, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel! The press doing what the press is supposed to do.

I hope this story gets wide national attention, and like others on the thread, I hope Chauncey gets a bulldog attorney who absolutely shreds these jerks.

23 posted on 06/09/2013 7:05:46 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I remember during the riots of 1968, a liquor store owner got some of the natives to help him move out all of the valuable liquors and stock he had in his store. He told them they could have what was left, and then called police saying they were looting his store.

It was a pretty dirty trick, but not near as this one sounds. I guess the Obama Agents are as low as they come.


24 posted on 06/09/2013 7:06:17 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: coloradan
The BATFE pays in cigarettes? I wonder if they paid taxes on them

Minimum wage? Workmens comp? Social security? Union dues?...

Best not to try this with your farm or business or you will be working for cigarettes.

25 posted on 06/09/2013 7:12:57 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The guy really needs a nasty-faced lawyer to rip and tear these government bow wows to pieces. Bastards !

Trying to find an anti-government trial lawyer? Good luck with that!

26 posted on 06/09/2013 7:53:46 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
There will be an ATF no-knock raid while he's under house arrest. He will "resist," and he and his dog will be shot dead. Problem solved.
27 posted on 06/09/2013 7:57:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Forget it, Jake. It's Eric Holder's people.")
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To: LibWhacker
They are your people, Chauncey, and you should all be standing on a corner panhandling, not for dollars, but for IQ points.

Chauncey could just as easily be the pleasant young retarded black man who collects the shopping carts at our local supermarket. Happy to be working, he would be easy to victimize in that manner.

28 posted on 06/09/2013 7:58:57 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: coloradan
The BATFE pays in cigarettes?

They have intercepted and confiscated (directly from the USPS in some cases) millions of cartons of cigarettes that people have purchased from on-line smoke shops.

29 posted on 06/09/2013 8:11:56 AM PDT by TruthBeforeAll
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To: TruthBeforeAll

So, when they seize machine guns from people one day late with their registration paperwork, do they pay those out as well? (And, are medical benefits also paid out in machine guns?)


30 posted on 06/09/2013 8:14:25 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; ImJustAnotherOkie
IQ of 54? He’s not smart enough to tie his shoes.

That doesn’t men that he belongs in jail for 6 months.

Who said he did??? What an lame comment...

31 posted on 06/09/2013 8:18:03 AM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: afraidfortherepublic

” Fearless Distributing”

Isn’t this the same operation that lost a fully automatic assault rifle?


32 posted on 06/09/2013 8:24:12 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: LaRueLaDue

My point was with an IQ of 54 and not smart enough to tie his shoes, how can he be held criminally liable.

Those who should be prosecuted are the ones who let this guy run around completely unsupervised.


33 posted on 06/09/2013 9:53:38 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Isn’t this the same operation that lost a fully automatic assault rifle?

Yes, sir!

34 posted on 06/09/2013 3:26:53 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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