Just some Mexican guys out for a walk in the desert.
When a jury gathers next week for the trial of two men charged with the murder of a U.S. federal agent, it will not hear any details of how two guns found at the murder scene were part of a U.S. government-sanctioned weapon program, a federal judge has ruled.
Friday morning, U.S. District Court Judge David Bury agreed with U.S. prosecutors to keep the details of Operation Fast and Furious out of the upcoming trial for the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
Terry was killed in a firefight with a crew of armed Mexican men who were scouting the desert in search of drug smugglers to rob. Two AK-47 variants were found at the crime scene. Those rifles were purchased in a gun-tracking operation overseen by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Operation Fast and Furious. ATF officials had hoped weapons purchased at a Glendale gun store would eventually turn up in the hands of high-level Mexican drug traffickers. Instead, ATF lost track of more than 1,400 guns. The two found at Terry’s death were part of the operation, congressional investigators later found.
Ivan Soto Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez Meza were apprehended in Mexico, two years later.
The U.S. asked the judge this summer to keep the details of Fast and Furious out of the murder trial, stating it was irrelevant.
Bury agreed. “I agree with one exception. I can’t find any relevance expect if the government should open the door,” he said.
If the government brings up the origins of the guns found, Bury ruled that defendants can then bring up Fast and Furious.
Bury ordered the defendants “not to refer to … or elicit any testimony regarding Operation Fast and Furious. Understood?”
And now we get to the heart of it, it’s all about an exercise of federal government control, not about the facts. As we reported earlier, the DOJ report on the police department was twisted to enhance the supposedly ‘racist’ nature of the department.
WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday the Justice Department would use its full authority to demand police reforms in Ferguson, Missouri, including possibly going so far as dismantling the department accused of racial bias.
“We are prepared to use all the power that we have … to ensure that the situation changes there,” Holder told reporters.
Asked if that included dismantling the Ferguson Police Department, Holder said, “If that’s what’s necessary, we’re prepared to do that.”
Civil rights lawyers have previously said the county could absorb the functions of the Ferguson Police Department.
The Justice Department issued a report this week that found that police in Ferguson overwhelmingly arrested and issued traffic citations to black residents, creating a “toxic” environment with its policing practices.
President Barack Obama has been referred to as one of the “domestic enemies” our Founders warned us about, and his many unconstitutional and scandalous actions have led many to accuse him of committing treason.
It certainly appears that Obama has switched sides and “turned” in the war on terror, as evidenced by the support he has given to numerous and various terrorist groups around the world.
Obama has supported with money, arms. and training the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Al-Qaeda affiliated radical Islamic rebel groups in Libya and Syria. These arm have now found their way into the hands of the Islamic State that has arisen in Iraq and Syria.
It has become painfully obvious that Obama is an Islamist, or one who has sympathies and support for those who follow the radical Islamic ideology.
In May– Tactical Firearms posted this anti-Obama sign out front of their store in Katy, Texas.
Via Ironic Surrealism:
In June– the local bank (ICON) threatened the company with foreclosure even though Tactical Firearms never missed any payments on their business loans.
But, this story has a happy ending.
Not only did they work their issues out with the bank but they’re expanding their company.
Guns Save Lives reported:
The fortunes of Tactical Firearms in Texas seems to have changed rapidly. The gun shop, which is famous for its ever changing, snarky, and sometimes brash political signs outside the store, sent out a press release in June stating that they may be shut down to due to a dispute with their bank, which manages the operation’s multi-million dollar business loans.
Apparently, one of the reasons the company has such deep loans is that it has been planning to open a massive ammunition company for the last year. After getting out of the woods financially (for the moment), the shop made the announcement about the ammo plant.
The final location of the plant has not been determined yet, but it will likely be in the greater Houston area. Alcede says he has been in touch with Governor Rick Perry and Texas lawmakers about the plant.
Less Gov is the Best Gov
The 4th Amendment states in part, “The Right of the People to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated…” It does not say that it might be violated whenever the White House thinks that it should be violated, or that it can be violated under certain circumstances with an order from a FISA Court. There are enough willful, indiscriminate violations of the 4th Amendment going on in our country right now to make even Russia’s Vladimir “Ras-Putin” blush and prompt the Kremlin to issue a public apology on behalf of the KGB for providing the official role model for our NSA. America is not living up to its reputation as the land of the free anymore, and about the only brave that are left here at home seem to be those politicians who have enough bravado or chutzpah to routinely and regularly violate our Constitution and the Bill of Rights with apparent impunity. The rest of the brave are overseas fighting wars that should have been over by now.
What the hell is the matter with some of the people that we elect and send to Washington to represent us? Do they even know who or what we should actually be afraid of and what we need to be secure from? It’s not a bunch of bearded old men in dirty robes hiding in some faraway cave in south-eastern Afghanistan. It is actually clean shaven domestic culprits in Washington who are wearing designer suits. They are working the halls of Congress and plotting to destroy many of what’s left of our civil liberties!
The Daily Sheeple
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals may have just dealt a serious blow to the U.S. Constitution.
In a unanimous decision earlier this month the Court determined that law enforcement officers are not required to present a warrant or charges before forcibly entering a person’s home, searching it and confiscating their firearms if they believe it is in the individual’s best interests.