Family Of Slain Border Agent Brian Terry Sues U.S. Government...

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    Today, the parents of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Justice and its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). The lawsuit seeks $25 million dollars in compensation for Terry’s death.

    Terry was gunned down Dec. 14, 2010 in Arizona near the Mexico border, in an attack by illegal aliens armed with AK-47-type rifles. The rifles were part of ATF's then secret operation Fast and Furious, which allowed thousands of weapons to cross the border into Mexico in an attempt to lead to the "big fish" of a Mexican drug cartel. The controversial practice is called "gunwalking."

    Terry's murder led some ATF agents who objected to their own agency's gunwalking, to blow the whistle to Congress and CBS News. Since then, the Justice Department has acknowledged gunwalking occurred; banned it in the future; and asked the Inspector General to investigate.

    Terry's parents are also suing an Arizona gun store that cooperated with ATF in Fast and Furious by agreeing to sell weapons to suspicious buyers that would otherwise have been turned away. Several gun store owners who worked with ATF in gunwalking operations expressed concern over the tactics, but told Congressional investigators they felt forced to go along with the plan because ATF regulates the gun shops.

    Family of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry sues U.S. government - CBS News Investigates - CBS News
    Family of slain border agent Brian Terry sues US government | The Daily Caller
     
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    Agent on the street can't trust the higher-ups...
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    Internal memo shows ATF rank and file don't trust the brass
    March 26, 2012 | Top leaders at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, already under fire from lawmakers in the wake of the “Fast and Furious” debacle, also get harsh marks from the men and women who serve under them, according to an internal survey.
     
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    Granny says dem politicians is always tryin' to cover dey's butts...
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    Family of Slain Border Agent: 'Administration Seems More Concerned With Protecting Themselves Than Revealing the Truth’
    June 21, 2012 – The family of slain U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry strongly criticized President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for withholding information about Operation Fast and Furious, the botched gun-walking program that allowed thousands of guns to end up in the hands of drug cartels; two of the weapons were found at the crime scene where agent Terry was killed in December 2010.
     
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    I don't see how they have a chance of winning. Lots of people get killed in dangerous, and non-dangerous, jobs because of bad operations on the government's part. Take 911 for example.....
     
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    If the guy wasn't aware of the risks..he shouldn't have taken the job.

    In any case..it's going to be a hard case to prove.
     
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    Who died on 911 because of US Government supplied weapons?
     
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    Suing the gun store as well?

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    Everyone.
     
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    Did you know that Janet Napalitano took the border patrols bullets away and made them use bean bags?
    AK47s vs. bean bags in border drug wars - CBS News

    Why would the gov't do that? Oh you suppose it's because they want the other side to "win"? Naw, couldn't be! We're the good guys!

    Derp! :uhoh3:
     
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    Another gem from Ravi the Raving Lunatic. :cuckoo:
     

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