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3 more defendants walk free in botched ATF sting
Milwaukee J-S ^ | 11 aug 2013 | jJohn Diedrich

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

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; banglsit; batf; guncontrol; rkba; secondamendment
--followup on the sting in Milwaukee by the BATF masterminds--IIRC, the goon in charge has been promoted---

J-S has quite a series of articles on it---

1 posted on 08/11/2013 5:31:31 AM PDT by rellimpank
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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.

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...

2 posted on 08/11/2013 5:56:00 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: rellimpank

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.


3 posted on 08/11/2013 6:27:42 AM PDT by wita
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To: rellimpank
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4 posted on 08/11/2013 6:34:00 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: rellimpank

Keystone cops?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZBdxvego1E


5 posted on 08/11/2013 6:40:15 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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Much better Keystone Kops video.

However, I would call these federals Keystone Cops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8jphxpi1ro


6 posted on 08/11/2013 6:44:03 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: rellimpank
who's Henry Bowman?
7 posted on 08/11/2013 6:59:40 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rellimpank

Waco?


8 posted on 08/11/2013 8:59:26 AM PDT by the_daug
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