Saturday, April 04, 2015

Why should you trust any feds? The agent you're speaking to might be an honest, dedicated,

'does not abuse his authority or the law' peace officer, or he might be one of these.  And you don't know which.  And the agency itself shouldn't be trusted.  At all, at this point.
The report is based on an investigation that began in mid-2013 but was hindered from the beginning by the agencies being investigated. Imagine that — law enforcement agencies under the purview of Eric Holder and Barack Obama obstructing justice. This isn’t some right-wing conspiracy to try to bring down the president and his administration. This report is being issued by the Inspector General from the DOJ. It is, in essence, an internal investigation, and the dolts at the DEA and FBI still obstructed justice.  Here is a portion from the Executive Summary:

“The OIG’s ability to conduct this review was significantly impacted and delayed by the repeated difficulties we had in obtaining relevant information from both the FBI and DEA as we were initiating this review in mid-2013.1 Initially, the FBI and DEA refused to provide the OIG with unredacted information that was responsive to our requests, citing the Privacy Act of 1974 and concerns for victims and witnesses as the reasons for the extensive redactions, despite the fact that the OIG is authorized under the Inspector General Act to receive such information.2 After months of protracted discussions with management at both agencies, the DEA and FBI provided the information without extensive redactions; but we found that the information was still incomplete. ...

...Both the ATF and the USMS provided the OIG with full, complete, and timely. After months of protracted discussions with management at both agencies, the DEA and FBI provided the information without extensive redactions; but we found that the information was still incomplete.
That ATF, considering its record, didn't play games is amazing; I'd guess someone thought "We're already in huge trouble, we really want to make it worse by playing games with this?"
“…host-country police officers alleged that several DEA agents, consisting of an Assistant Regional Director (ARD), an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), six Supervisory Special Agents (SSA), and two line Special Agents solicited prostitutes and engaged in other serious misconduct while in the country.

“The foreign officer allegedly arranged “sex parties” with prostitutes funded by the local drug cartels for these DEA agents at their government-leased quarters, over a period of several years

“A foreign officer also alleged providing protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties. The foreign officers further alleged that in addition to soliciting prostitutes, three DEA SSAs in particular were provided money, expensive gifts, and weapons from drug cartel members.”
Yeah, I'm sure they were investigating the hell out of things.

You get bad guys in any organization; when the organization is more interested in covering everything up than cleaning it up, you get more.  Lots more.  And when it eventually comes out, it convinces people "You can't trust ANY of those clowns."

And they're right.  That this is 'bad' doesn't even begin to cover it.


Dan said...

There are no 'good' LEO at ANY level. There are merely two levels of 'bad' LEO. The ones that lie, steal, murder, assault and abuse their power and position. And the rest who stand around watching this criminality and DO NOTHING.
Never talk to LEO, never believe anything they say, never trust them. EVER. The life you save WILL be your own....and maybe your family's.

Old 1811 said...

Notice that all these agents were on overseas assignments. In most agencies, overseas assignments are voluntary, and overseas agents are a self-selecting group. They are mostly headquarters pogues and management suck-ups, ticket-punchers on their way to the top with very little experience or interest in real street-level law enforcement. They have no authority overseas, must work through the locals, and that's the way they like it; it keeps them away from the icky bad guys.
Comparing them to street agents in the United States is ridiculous.