Tag Archives: ATF

It’s Baa-ack

January 18, 2017

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It’s Baa-ack

Last Friday Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (in the photo above), a Republican from Wisconsin, reintroduced the ATF Elimination Act. The bill would dissolve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and merge its exclusive duties into existing federal agencies. Sensenbrenner introduced the act for the first time on March 4, 2015. The bill has languished […]

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Operation Fearless Still Stinks

September 13, 2016

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Operation Fearless Still Stinks

Operation Fearless was an attempted entrapment of members of the American Outlaws Association in Milwaukee by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that began in July 2011 and eventually ended in chaos in September 2012. The ATF committed six agents to the project and eventually enjoyed the cooperation and support of the FBI […]

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Jay Dobyns Loses Again

March 9, 2016

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Jay Dobyns Loses Again

Fame whore Jay Dobyns’ eight-year-long, mostly secret lawsuit against the ATF seems about to actually end. In anticipation of that end, Dobyns told the Dobyns-friendly Arizona Republic that he wasn’t going to get richer because U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith was incompetent. Dobyns was an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, […]

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Breaking Bad In Idaho

February 15, 2016

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Breaking Bad In Idaho

The old southern phrase “breaking bad” can mean, among other things, defying authority. The phrase is also the name of AMC’s most successful television series ever, about a chemistry teacher in Albuquerque with incurable lung cancer who sells a little crank to build a nest egg for his family. The phrase also might apply to […]

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The Shadows Of Waco

September 30, 2015

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The Shadows Of Waco

Today GQ Magazine became the latest national publication to officially notice the ATF instigated police massacre in Waco last May 17. Staff writer Nathaniel Penn gives the incident 5,000 words and, since he is mostly clueless about the context in which the Twin Peaks massacre occurred and he knows it, he admirably resists the temptation […]

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The Motorcycle Gang Intelligence Expert

September 29, 2015

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The Motorcycle Gang Intelligence Expert

“My name is Jeremy Sheetz,” the short, dark haired man in the grey suit says. “I’m an Intel Operations Specialist with the ATF. I’ve been with the ATF since 2003. Since 2006 I’ve been working bikers.” Sheetz wears a dark blue shirt for maximum gangster effect. His receding hair is combed straight back and he […]

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Tomorrow’s Mainstream Sensationalism Today

September 2, 2015

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Tomorrow's Mainstream Sensationalism Today

“The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information (OSII), Field Intelligence Support Branch, has prepared,” yet another, “intelligence-based report on outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs).” It was published July 6. It was written by “Intelligence Operations Specialist (IOS) Jeremy Scheetz.”  Expect it to be “leaked” and “exclusively reported” by […]

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The Mongols Nation Fiasco

June 17, 2015

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The Mongols Nation Fiasco

The altogether unreasonable Mongols Nation case, in which two Assistant United States Attorneys named Christopher Brunwin and Stephen Welk decided to try the same racketeering case over and over and over again until they either got the verdict they wanted or the Mongols Motorcycle Club went broke, could be over as soon as next Monday. […]

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Spinning Waco

June 15, 2015

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Spinning Waco

Either the Waco police are lying or the eyewitnesses are. Apparently, a deliberate disinformation campaign began about 45 minutes after the deadly biker massacre in the Twin Peaks restaurant parking lot in Waco on May 17. One must use the word “apparently” because that is how disinformation works. Three separate narratives describe what happened that […]

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Government Will Lose Mongols Case

June 5, 2015

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Government Will Lose Mongols Case

The Mongols Nation Case, in which the government hopes to forbid Mongols Motorcycle Club members from wearing Mongols Motorcycle Club patches looks like it is headed for a nine week trial. At a status hearing yesterday before new case judge John A. Kronstadt, prosecutor Christopher Brunwin said he would need about four weeks to present […]

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Mongols Case Judge Quits

May 27, 2015

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Mongols Case Judge Quits

Federal District Judge Otis D. Wright II abruptly quit the Mongols Nation case yesterday afternoon. Prosecutors in the case, who were forewarned of his decision, are seeking to convict the club as a racketeering enterprise and seize the club’s name and unique logo. The racketeering case was suggested to prosecutors by Judge Wright who was […]

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Waco’s Little Big Man

May 25, 2015

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Waco's Little Big Man

About 20 seconds into Arthur Penn’s 1970 film Little Big Man, 121-year-old Jack Crabb announces, “I am the sole white survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn popularly known as Custer’s Last Stand.” Last Saturday, about 12 hours into a long holiday weekend, the Washington Post, a paper known mostly for it’s insightful […]

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Fishing For RICO In Yakima

April 29, 2015

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Fishing For RICO In Yakima

The criminalization of just about everything and the federalization of just about all law enforcement took another big stride in Yakima, Washington this week. Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr., a former Chicago Police Department watch commander who has had the Yakima job for three years, announced that his department’s ten-man “gang unit” will be merged […]

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