Skip to comments.ATF now promoting book it tried to kill
Posted on 01/21/2014 7:47:34 PM PST by marktwain
In a bizarre twist within a more bizarre story, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is once more promoting a book it tried to suppress and is simultaneously suing him over, recently retired agent Jay Dobyns revealed Monday on the CleanupATF whistleblower website.
The book, No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels became a New York Times bestseller that was critically-acclaimed as a white knuckler, as compulsively page-turning and as absolutely amazing, among the many rave reviews. Though the Bureau had been aware of the memoir since Dobyns began writing it, and had even promoted it on its internal webpage, that apparent blessing was reversed when their relationship with the agent became legally adversarial.
In 2010, two weeks after I defeated DOJ's attempt to quash my lawsuit, ATF changed their position on my book, Dobyns explained. 33 months after they became aware of it and with no prior interest or action, ATF and DOJ decided to counter-sue me over it.
That makes it all the more difficult to understand why, after spending untold dollars funding a team of no less than 10 government attorneys in a time of supposed fiscal crisis, ATF once more finds itself trying to exploit Dobyns achievement as something they share credit in, even if it means undercutting its efforts to keep that achievement from succeeding.
ATF is again promoting my book and putting it on display within the walls of the ATF Headquarters building in Washington, D.C., Dobyns explained, providing the photos accompanying this column to prove it. It is being used to promote ATF's achievements on a wall labeled ATF Authors."
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“Unintended Consquences” is a book critical of the BATF authored by John Ross, who is divorced.
My understanding is that Ross’ ex-wife was walking along the sidewalk shopping, and BATF agents approached her, asking if she “wanted a way to get back at John”.
This story was posted by a very credible source here at FR about 10 or 11 years ago.
She was not interested, and told her ex-husband immediately.
My understanding is that Ross’ lawyer sent a very serious letter to the BATF, telling them to stay away.
Henry Bowman would have handled that differently.