Thursday, August 11, 2011

Adding insult to murder

The Examiner
William Heuisler

Today prosecutors have opposed a request by parents of murdered Tucson District Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. Terry's parents want to be part the case against the man who bought the two rifles found at their son's murder scene.

But Government lawyers say the events are not connected.

Department of Justice US attorneys actually propose the absurdity that the case against Jaime Avila and 19 others accused of smuggling the murder weapon is different from Terry's because Terry was a victim of murder - not a victim of firearms offenses.

Lawyers for Terry’s parents asked a judge to let them become part of the case so they can stay updated.
But Government lawyers are trying desperately to disconnect Attorney General (AG), Eric Holder’s Project Gunrunner (see Fast and Furious) from the murder of a Border Patrol agent trying to enforce our smuggling laws.

Brian Terry’s mother wants to know who authorized the ATF weapon smuggling that caused the death of her son in the desert south of Tucson. She will find her answer in a 2009 speech in Cuernavaca, Mexico, recorded in the Justice News, where AG Eric Holder announced Project Gunrunner:

"Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner. DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail." (Holder, 2009)

Project Gunrunner resulted in Arizona’s “Fast and Furious” scheme of illegal gun smuggling.

Project Gunrunner resulted in the deaths of at least two American law enforcement Agents and over 150 Mexican law enforcement officers.

Trying to separate AG Holder’s Project Gunrunner from the murder of Tucson District Border Agent Brian Terry is an insult to Brian Terry’s parents. But it is also an insult to every law abiding American’s intelligence.

Associated Press (2011). Arizona Capitol Times.  Feds oppose agent’s parents becoming part of case.
Holder, E. (2009). Justice News. United States Department of Justice. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Mexico/ United States Arms Trafficking Conference.

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1 comment:

  1. It would be well worth peoples' time to investigate "Operation 40" and its inception and activities between Mexico and the U.S. along the border. Control of Mexico's silver resource, along with the oil resource is within grasp of one punk I know of, government being as corrupted and destructive as it is. Eric Holder is shameless and without positive value to the American people.Who really set him up to be Attorney General?