A Houston-based federal judge ruled that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration does not owe the owner of a small Texas trucking company anything, not even the cost of repairing the bullet holes to a tractor-trailer truck that the agency used without his permission for a wild 2011 drug cartel sting that resulted in the execution-style murder of the truck’s driver, who was secretly working as a government informant.Isn't that just freaking wonderful? Take property, get it shot up(and someone killed, don't forget that), and tell the owner "Screw you, we're not responsible for anything." And a federal judge says "That's right."
Once more: we're supposed to trust ANY of these bastards why?
And take note of this from the Chronicle article:
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, which was made public late Monday, heads off a potentially embarrassing civil trial that was supposed to start early next month at the federal courthouse.
Gee, I wonder how much that had to do with the judge saying "Screw you, citizen, stop bothering the feds" ?
But wait! There's more!
In the ensuing firefight, Patty’s truck was wrecked and riddled with bullet holes, and a plainclothes Houston police officer shot and wounded a plainclothes Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was mistaken for a gangster.