the bastards responsible should be keelhauled; she damn well earned her armaments.
I haven't noted any Gunwalker stuff in a while; that's my fault,not because it's not out there; and there are other, connected things going on as well:
“Even though Lopez told the ATF that he trafficked the Barrett #20488 to Mexico, that firearm is not listed in the indictment and Lopez has never been charged with trafficking [it]. This is because if the ATF charged Lopez with trafficking that Barrett to Mexico, the ATF would have to provide discovery materials that would prove the ATF knowingly allowed that gun to ‘walk,’” the source explained.
Translation: "If we tell the truth, we're admitting what we were doing; so we'll lie by omission."
Also from the link: ...but also raise suspicions that federal agents lied on the application to obtain a search warrant for Shipley’s residence.
Hmmm... isn't that quite the violation of law? Perjury, falsifying a warrant, things like that?
More on such things here and here. I'll repeat what I said after the prosecutors of Sen. Stevens got off the hook: a prosecutor, a federal agent, already KNOWS that prosecutorial misconduct and lying under oath are BAD THINGS, either unethical or flat-out lies: one who does such things should be fired, and prosecuted. Period. No "Nobody specifically told them not to lie under oath or hide information from the defense" crap; fire them and prosecute them. And fines for such should come out of their own damned pockets, just like they should from SWAT clowns who lie or don't bother to make sure they're at the right address, or otherwise violate their oath and responsibilities.
Know what? (devolving into bad language) I am God-cursed fucking SICK of excuses being made for corrupt prosecutors and cops to get them off the hook. Make them personally liable for damage they do, lies they tell; a lot of this shit will stop, very quickly. You go to the wrong address, shoot the dog and scare hell out of, injure people because you were too busy putting on your ninja suit to be sure? Lied on the application for a warrant? Better have deep pockets, asshole, because the damages are coming out of them. That goes for judges, too; you approve a warrant you shouldn't have? Dig deep, asshole, and you're losing that black robe, too.
If you're looking for fine examples of Sarah Brady Paradise(Edition Whatever) falling short, Sean usually has a number of links. Also notes of cases proving that bad guys for some reason just don't obey laws. Including this; as he says, if they can't keep the bad guys from buying or making a friggin' mortar, they think they can keep them from getting guns?