Remember when Obama was gonna make the world like Americans again? He won the Nobel Peace prize simply for existing and was gonna show the world we were a whole lot nicer than that mean old Bush guy made us seem?

Obama’s ATF is entrapping mentally disabled teens, giving pot to minors, & luring guns near schools

poorrichardsnews:

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President Obama’s Justice Department is running headlong into yet another scandal involving the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. With eerie echoes of Fast and Furious, ATF has been operating elaborate entrapment stings targeting teens in drug and firearm busts across the country. 

The details of the operations are astounding, including ATF paying one mentally handicapped teen,  $150 to get a neck tattoo of a giant squid smoking a joint, the logo of a fake pot shop that ATF set up to entrap customers in Milwaukee. 

from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Key, who is mentally disabled, was swayed.

He and his friend, Marquis Glover, liked Squid’s. It was their hangout. The 19-year-olds spent many afternoons there playing Xbox and chatting with the owner, “Squid,” and the store clerks.

So they took the money and got the ink etched on their necks, tentacles creeping down to their collarbones.

It would be months before the young men learned the whole thing was a setup. The guys running Squid’s were actually undercover ATF agents conducting a sting to get guns away from criminals and drugs off the street.

The two teenagers didn’t find out that their new tattoos were for a phony pot until they were booked into jail by the Federal investigators. 

The details of the entrapment operations get even worse. ATF has been conducting sting operations like this in at least 6 different states across the country.  Here are some of the key findings of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s bombshell report:

■ ATF agents befriended mentally disabled people to drum up business and later arrested them in at least four cities in addition to Milwaukee. In Wichita, Kan., ATF agents referred to a man with a low IQ as “slow-headed” before deciding to secretly use him as a key cog in their sting. And agents in Albuquerque, N.M., gave a brain-damaged drug addict with little knowledge of weapons a “tutorial” on machine guns, hoping he could find them one.

Agents in several cities opened undercover gun- and drug-buying operations in safe zones near churches and schools, allowed juveniles to come in and play video games and teens to smoke marijuana, and provided alcohol to underage youths. In Portland, attorneys for three teens who were charged said a female agent dressed provocatively, flirted with the boys and encouraged them to bring drugs and weapons to the store to sell.

■ As they did in Milwaukee, agents in other cities offered sky-high prices for guns, leading suspects to buy firearms at stores and turn around and sell them to undercover agents for a quick profit. In other stings, agents ran fake pawnshops and readily bought stolen items, such as electronics and bikes — no questions asked — spurring burglaries and theft. In Atlanta, agents bought guns that had been stolen just hours earlier, several ripped off from police cars.

■ Agents damaged buildings they rented for their operations, tearing out walls and rewiring electricity — then stuck landlords with the repair bills. A property owner in Portland said agents removed a parking lot spotlight,damaging her new $30,000 roof and causing leaks, before they shut down the operation and disappeared without a way for her to contact them.

■ Agents pressed suspects for specific firearms that could fetch tougher penalties in court. They allowed felons to walk out of the stores armed with guns. In Wichita, agents suggested a felon take a shotgun, saw it off and bring it back — and provided instructions on how to do it. The sawed-off gun allowed them to charge the man with a more serious crime.

■ In Pensacola, the ATF hired a felon to run its pawnshop. The move widened the pool of potential targets, boosting arrest numbers. Even those trying to sell guns legally could be charged if they knowingly sold to a felon. The ATF’s pawnshop partner was later convicted of pointing a loaded gun at someone outside a bar. Instead of a stiff sentence typically handed down to repeat offenders in federal court, he got six months in jail — and a pat on the back from the prosecutor.

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Once again, the Obama administration is blaming the behavior on “rogue agents,” but as I mentioned before, these operations have now taken place in at least 6 different states. That’s hardly the result of a small group of rogue agents.  

I cannot overemphasize how massive this news story is, and currently there are almost no media outlets covering it.  It must be investigated to the highest levels of ATF and the Justice Department. 

I have a hard time putting my exact political beliefs into words so I like to take online quizzes.

A “liberal” politician will blame it on Capitalism, because their corporate donors aren’t capitalists anyway. A “conservative” politician will blame it on “Crony Capitalism” because saying “Corporatism” scares the same corporate donors just a little too much for their tastes.

Reminder

  • The government does not grant you your rights in America
  • The US Constitution is designed to protect the rights you already have from government.

laliberty:

Metro D.C. billboard advocating jury nullification concerns local prosecutors

Since the billboard went up this month, District prosecutors have been worried that the message could sway their cases. In the past week alone, they have asked judges in three ­cases to ensure that jurors had neither seen nor been influenced by the billboard.
The billboard is part of a growing national campaign to encourage jurors who disagree with a law, or think a punishment is too harsh, to vote for acquittal. Kirsten Tynan of the Montana-based Fully Informed Jury Association, whose name and Web address is included on the billboard, said the nonprofit group generally challenges crimes it calls “victimless,” such as vandalism by graffiti or gun possession.
James Babb, a Philadelphia-based graphics artist who organized a fundraising campaign to put up the billboard, said he raised $3,000 in about a week through Facebook and other ­social-media sites. He said he is concerned about laws that he thinks are too restrictive.
“People are going to jail for weed,” Babb said. “Things are getting so weird. There needs to be this final safeguard to protect us from a tyrannical government.”

The billboard reads:

No victim? No crime.
Jury Duty?
Know your rights!
You may, and should, vote your conscience
You cannot be forced to obey a “juror’s oath.”
You have the right to “hang” the jury with your vote if you cannot agree with other jurors!
Good jurors nullify bad laws.
Google: “Jury Nullification”

I like it.

laliberty:

Metro D.C. billboard advocating jury nullification concerns local prosecutors

Since the billboard went up this month, District prosecutors have been worried that the message could sway their cases. In the past week alone, they have asked judges in three ­cases to ensure that jurors had neither seen nor been influenced by the billboard.

The billboard is part of a growing national campaign to encourage jurors who disagree with a law, or think a punishment is too harsh, to vote for acquittal. Kirsten Tynan of the Montana-based Fully Informed Jury Association, whose name and Web address is included on the billboard, said the nonprofit group generally challenges crimes it calls “victimless,” such as vandalism by graffiti or gun possession.

James Babb, a Philadelphia-based graphics artist who organized a fundraising campaign to put up the billboard, said he raised $3,000 in about a week through Facebook and other ­social-media sites. He said he is concerned about laws that he thinks are too restrictive.

“People are going to jail for weed,” Babb said. “Things are getting so weird. There needs to be this final safeguard to protect us from a tyrannical government.”

The billboard reads:

No victim? No crime.

Jury Duty?

Know your rights!

  • You may, and should, vote your conscience
  • You cannot be forced to obey a “juror’s oath.”
  • You have the right to “hang” the jury with your vote if you cannot agree with other jurors!

Good jurors nullify bad laws.

Google: “Jury Nullification”

I like it.

(via dragonfricker-deactivated201402)

They say “Nobody’s coming for your guns” but the same people will gladly break into your home without a warrant, rip your naked son out of the shower, and arrest you for having “unregistered ammunition”

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They see racism because they’re riddled with it themselves. The patronizing racism of lower expectations for non-white people is very “progressive”, and has been allowed to permeate western society like an insidious slime. There’s no racist like a liberal racist