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Man who brandished gun on I-694 was ATF agent
MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 5-13-14 | TIM HARLOW

Posted on 05/13/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

motorist who allegedly brandished a gun at another driver.

Turns out the driver who displayed the handgun was an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, a State Patrol report said.

The incident began about 6:40 a.m. on eastbound I-694 in Brooklyn Park, where a motorist called police to report that another driver was displaying a gun.

The motorist followed the gun-toting driver east to I-94, and then south on I-94 into Minneapolis.

Police caught up to that driver on I-94 at Olson Hwy. and blocked two of the southbound lanes for a short time while making an arrest. That was enough to cause traffic to jam up back to West Broadway.

The State Patrol took the man with the gun into custody. He was questioned and released after officers learned he was an ATF agent who was carrying proper credentials.

His name was not released per Minnesota State Statue 13.82, which states that data would reveal the identity of an undercover law enforcement officer can be kept private.

The incident is under investigation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: atf; badagent; banglist; batf; donutwatch; felony; roadrage
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get thee back and drivest thou behind me, serf!
1 posted on 05/13/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni
data would reveal the identity of an undercover law enforcement officer can be kept private.

Another one of those "more equal" animals.
2 posted on 05/13/2014 6:07:13 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: TurboZamboni
He was questioned and released after officers learned he was an ATF agent who was carrying proper credentials.

Does that mean charges were dropped because he was law enforcement?
3 posted on 05/13/2014 6:08:04 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

I wonder where I can get me some of those credentials.

B Turd Jones probably knows.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 6:08:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...
At no point in history has any government ever wanted its people to be defenseless for any good reason ~ nully's son

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

5 posted on 05/13/2014 6:09:05 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: TurboZamboni

TSA Supervisor accused of having sex with minors; Arrested at JFK Airport
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3154388/posts


6 posted on 05/13/2014 6:12:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Worst case scenario....he’ll be allowed to retire with a full pension.Or,perhaps,he’ll be allowed to retire with a disability pension...no taxes.Hell,he might even be cited for bravery.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 6:13:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: TurboZamboni

Maybe he saw a dog in a car.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 6:17:14 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: TurboZamboni

what part of ‘proper credentials’ allows for brandishing of a gun at a motorist on a highway? If it had been someone protecting cows, they would have locked him up and thrown away the key, carry permit or no.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 6:19:01 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: andyk

No charges were filed.

Just ANOTHER .gov ASSHAT.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 6:19:36 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: andyk

Another one of those “more equal” animals.

....speaking of jackbooted lowlifes, was at a stoplight this morning and looked over at an SUV that said “Police” on the side and was covered with Dept of Homeland Security seals... since when does DOHS have “police” in a central TX town?? Anyone know about DOHS Police? tia

ymmv


11 posted on 05/13/2014 6:20:19 PM PDT by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: andyk
Does that mean charges were dropped because he was law enforcement?

It means there WERE no charges, because he's not a peasant.

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”

12 posted on 05/13/2014 6:21:17 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: ElectionInspector

They drive around doing random car searches, mainly looking for cash. If they find any they’ll steal it.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 6:24:19 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Gay State Conservative
Worst case scenario....he’ll be allowed to retire with a full pension.Or,perhaps,he’ll be allowed to retire with a disability pension...no taxes.Hell,he might even be cited for bravery.

No, the worst case scenario is that he goes to a movie theater one day.

14 posted on 05/13/2014 6:25:25 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Veggie Todd

dog in car?

maybe a dog decal on window


15 posted on 05/13/2014 6:27:20 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: TurboZamboni

He probably caught sight of an arrowhead collector or rodeo clown in the car.

There are lots of possible explanations.

Perhaps the guy was on his way to delivering RAW MILK, for example.

Or maybe the driver was a plumber. Or a neurosurgeon. Or the DAD of a neurosurgeon. Or a dim-witted, youTube film-maker.

Or maybe a really sharp, conservative film-maker.

Lots of possibilities —more all the time, in fact.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 6:31:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

maybe the driver was a RANCHER?


17 posted on 05/13/2014 6:32:37 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TurboZamboni
...where a motorist called police to report that another driver was displaying a gun.

Agent Asshat is lucky. There really are a lot of people who would have just shot him or run him off the road for that.

18 posted on 05/13/2014 6:38:16 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: ElectionInspector

DHS is everywhere now. Why do they get to put ‘POLICE’ on their vehicles though? They’re not police they are FedMob agents.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 6:41:20 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: ElectionInspector

I’ve seen those in St.Paul as well. Probably just the local spy data PRISM center.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 6:48:43 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: null and void

They’re hiring dumbos. Police scanners reveal the ATF messes up consistently for stupid reasons. Of course it never makes the news.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 6:49:34 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: null and void

I doubt any ‘civilian’ would have been released even if they had a cow


22 posted on 05/13/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Lady Jag

Obama’s ATF: Too Busy Gun Smuggling to Arrest Criminals?
http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamas-atf-too-busy-gun-smuggling-to-arrest-criminals/


23 posted on 05/13/2014 6:56:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: null and void

You aren’t nully? You’re his son? Is he okay?


24 posted on 05/13/2014 7:00:18 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: blueplum

The State Patrol took the man with the gun into custody. He was questioned and released after officers learned he was an ATF agent who was carrying proper credentials.

His name was not released per Minnesota State Statue 13.82, which states that data would reveal the identity of an undercover law enforcement officer can be kept private.

The incident is under investigation.


So because he’s a gov agent, he’s free to break the law. Okay, just so we’re all clear on what’s what.


25 posted on 05/13/2014 7:01:28 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ElectionInspector

FWIW, About ten years ago I was pulled over at night for a minor traffic violation in a small town in Texas. Normally no big deal. The sheriff’s deputy was wearing a hat and a windbreaker with the ‘D.E.A.’ in bright yellow reflective lettering.

While I did deserve the ticket, I was kind of irked because people in the community passing by could clearly see that I was pulled over by an official whose costume implied that it was his job to solve drug crimes.


26 posted on 05/13/2014 7:03:23 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: TigersEye

Not in Minneeesota.. We’re nice folks don’t chya know...

We would probably make them a casserole.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 7:06:24 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: little jeremiah

Just quoting the kid with attribution.

I’m more or less OK...


28 posted on 05/13/2014 7:14:39 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Dear Idiot MHP,

Being an ATF agent does NOT make it legal to brandish a gun!

Throw that @$$ in jail and let the courts decide what’s next!


29 posted on 05/13/2014 7:32:02 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: null and void

Ah, got it. Sorry to hear you’re only more or less okay. I think many of us would say that, me for instance.

Better than not okay at all.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 7:33:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: andyk

That would be a safe assumption.


31 posted on 05/13/2014 7:35:32 PM PDT by sport
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Worst case scenario....he’ll be allowed to retire with a full pension.Or,perhaps,he’ll be allowed to retire with a disability pension...no taxes.Hell,he might even be cited for bravery.”

What...no crazy checks????


32 posted on 05/13/2014 7:36:32 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: TurboZamboni

I don’t like today’s model of every cop has to carry a gun and is encouraged to carry one off duty.

I would like to see less guns in the cops hands and a two tiered carry system. Grade 1 people check their guns in at the station when they go off duty. Grade 2 people get to carry off duty.

This way when an idiot like that ATF agent waves his gun just to be threatening could have their gun toting rights taken away.


33 posted on 05/13/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: TurboZamboni

It’s Minnesota so they will let the fellow comrade off with a stern lecture not to get caught next time ... in fact, shoot any witnesses and then it’s your word against a dead terrorist.


34 posted on 05/13/2014 7:48:01 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives (communists) lie because their expectations and promises never match reality.)
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To: TurboZamboni

He was just thugging on down the road.


35 posted on 05/13/2014 7:56:06 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: cableguymn

Oh, fer sure, I know what kind of casserole you can wind up in in those parts. I’ve been watching Fargo, yeah. lol


36 posted on 05/13/2014 8:09:31 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: andyk

IT means the thin blue line is getting wider and wider.


37 posted on 05/13/2014 8:21:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Usagi_yo

Very well thought out idea.


38 posted on 05/13/2014 8:27:33 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: TurboZamboni

nuking all of batfe would be a wonderful start.


39 posted on 05/13/2014 8:27:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: G Larry

mn would crucify joe average for brandishing. and the cops would demand more un restrictions on citizens and so woud the anti-gun groups.

note the leos and gun antigun groups are totally silent on cops breaking gun laws.


40 posted on 05/13/2014 8:31:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: null and void

Your son’s quote is outstanding. Thanks for sharing.


41 posted on 05/13/2014 8:35:37 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ElectionInspector

They have an office downtown Dallas, same building as the CIA.


42 posted on 05/13/2014 8:36:38 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: andyk
Thank you! A few people suggested some improvements which I quoted here, but familial pride wins out...
43 posted on 05/13/2014 8:52:58 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: andyk

“Does that mean charges were dropped because he was law enforcement?”
Of COURSE, comrade! And if he had shot the guy he was brandishing AT, he would have been in fear of his life, of course! /sarcasm ;)


44 posted on 05/13/2014 9:00:58 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: TurboZamboni
Or maybe he saw two women delivering papers.


45 posted on 05/13/2014 9:08:54 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Secret Agent Man
nuking all of batfe would be a wonderful start.

Alcohol, tobacco, firearms - that should be a convenience store, not a gov agency.

46 posted on 05/13/2014 9:11:08 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: TurboZamboni
He was questioned and released after officers learned he was an ATF agent who was carrying proper credentials.

As usual the badge is a 'get out of jail free card'.
47 posted on 05/14/2014 5:08:56 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TurboZamboni

Quickly released back onto the streets and identity kept hush hushed. Just another bully cop who will end up killing someone’s loved one for no reason than he can.


48 posted on 05/14/2014 6:09:33 AM PDT by bgill
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To: TalonDJ

“Brandish” a gun at me, in traffic, during a “road rage” incident... And a number of bad things will happen to you.

I drive a beat up old truck. It’d be the first thing I hit you with. You point a gun at me? My reaction would be turning my steering wheel hard into your lane. It’s a 4800lbs weapon of initial resort.

You survived that? And you are STILL pointing a gun at me? Better hope you get off the first shot because I have a carry permit as well and I’m a pretty good shot myself. My carry piece is a full-sized semi-auto in a magnum class caliber. No 9mm or .40 Short and Weak here.

Later on we’ll worry about how much “protection” your Federal credentials bought you while laughing over the coroners report on how much damage I did to you.

Relax. Drive safe. Don’t point guns are folks when you get pissed off...


49 posted on 05/14/2014 6:20:32 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: TigersEye
There really are a lot of people who would have just shot him or run him off the road for that.

Yep. Some of us get real serious when someone brandishes a weapon. and we'd ask questions later.

50 posted on 05/14/2014 6:20:37 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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