Skip to comments.3 more defendants walk free in botched ATF sting
Posted on 08/11/2013 5:31:31 AM PDT by rellimpank
A prosecutor has dropped criminal cases against three more defendants charged in an undercover ATF sting in Milwaukee last year the latest setback for the beleaguered operation.
Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Karen Loebel said in court she was dismissing the cases to protect informants who arranged gun and drug deals for federal agents. She blamed the publicity surrounding the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sting, saying it made it too dangerous to proceed with the cases.
The ATF is usually keen on getting publicity for its operations, but not the kind the Milwaukee sting has generated.
Among the screw-ups and failures uncovered by a Journal Sentinel investigation: Agents hired a brain-damaged man to promote the store and set up drug and gun deals, then turned around and arrested him on federal counts. Three government-owned guns, including a machine gun, were stolen and the undercover storefront was ripped off of $40,000 in merchandise. The machine gun remains missing.
In the end, authorities arrested four of the wrong people and three were charged including a man who was in federal prison at the time of the sale. Those charges were quickly dismissed, with two cases dropped the same day charges were filed.
Now prosecutors have dropped charges agains
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J-S has quite a series of articles on it---
Sounds like the typical Dim supporter: Brain damaged, willing to do their bidding without question (or thought), and has no idea how snake-quick the "masters" will turn on them once their role is no longer needed...
Frankly Scarlett, if it was up to me, the BATF would have been gone before it added the E. God only knows how many other letters it has up it’s crooked sleeve.
Much better Keystone Kops video.
However, I would call these federals Keystone Cops.