Skip to comments.Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Family Files Lawsuit against ATF
Posted on 02/02/2012 12:12:26 AM PST by neverdem
The family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has filed a $25-million lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, claiming "negligence" and "a violation of ATF's own policies and procedures" resulting in the death of their son.
A separate lawsuit against The Lone Wolf Trading Company stated that "but for defendants' negligent and illegal sales ... Brian Terry would not have been murdered."
Terry was killed when his unit was ambushed near the Arizona-Mexico border on the night of December 14, 2010. Two AK-47s found at the scene were part of an ATF gun-walking operation allowing the illegal purchase of weapons by straw buyers, who then sold them to a Mexican drug cartel.
Interviewed by Fox News in November, Terry's mother expressed the general feeling of anyone now familiar with Fast and Furious.
If they never let the guns walk, maybe Brian would not have been out that day[.] ... I just can't believe our own government came up with a program like this that [let] innocent people get killed."
Attorney General Eric "My People" Holder, whose Department of Justice oversees the ATF, has claimed for over a year that he knew nothing about the logic-defying, deadly, and secretive program known as Fast and Furious. President Obama has shielded Holder from charges of perjury, obstruction, and conspiracy.
In October Obama stated that he has "complete confidence" in his Attorney General.
He has been very aggressive in going after gunrunning and cash transactions that are going to these transnational drug cartels in Mexico. He's indicated he was not aware of what was happening in Fast and Furious...
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Thank for the link
Hes indicated he was not aware of what was happening in Fast and Furious. Certainly I was NOT."
"I did NOT have sex with that woman.. Ms. Lewinski."
Yeah, I’d say that sending your guy out against the bad guys—with AK47s—armed with 12ga BEANBAG ROUNDS is a tad worse than mere neglegince.
Misfeasance is the word that comes to my mind.
And no one died as a result of Watergate.
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks for the ping.
I suspect that they are including the gun store to insure that the ATF cant stone wall any information that the owners might have on this whole sorry affair. Given the circumstances, I doubt if they expect an actual judgment against the owners.
I’m not happy about Lone Wolf being included in the lawsuit just recognizing that it makes things worse for ATF/DOJ/Holder et al. Lone Wolf should turn around and file their own lawsuit against ATF for forcing them under the color of law to unknowingly cooperate in unlawful activities.
You’re welcome. I hope you got to see it.
Hes indicated he was not aware of what was happening in Fast and Furious. Certainly I was
NOT NAUGHT have sex with that woman.. Ms. Lewinski."
"It depends on if you mean 'not,' 'naught' or 'knot.' Heh."
Why yes, I do expect them to generate a countersuit, although to cover all their options it will probably include accusations of frivolous litigation back against Terry.