Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms should be a store

No they screwed that up too.



A store calling itself Fearless Distributing opened early last year on an out-of-the-way street in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood, offering designer clothes, athletic shoes, jewelry and drug paraphernalia.
Those working behind the counter, however, weren't interested in selling anything.
They were undercover agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives running a storefront sting aimed at busting criminal operations in the city by purchasing drugs and guns from felons.
But the effort to date has not snared any major dealers or taken down a gang. Instead, it resulted in a string of mistakes and failures, including an ATF military-style machine gun landing on the streets of Milwaukee and the agency having $35,000 in merchandise stolen from its store, a Journal Sentinel investigation has found.
When the 10-month operation was shut down after the burglary, agents and Milwaukee police officers who participated in the sting cleared out the store but left behind a sensitive document that listed names, vehicles and phone numbers of undercover agents.

H/T Ed Morrissey and Katie Pavlich on The Ed Morrissey Show

3 comments:

  1. You win the Internets today.

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  2. Why can't we think these up!!!!
    I'm cash pinched, I could use a good score!

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  3. "Your Federal Tax Dollars at Work!"

    One Bright Spot, though. IF they get to the Point where they come after our Guns, it'll be these Incompetent Fools in Charge.

    It'll be like the P.S. 126 Middle School Football Team playing in the Super Bowl.

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