Next:blog:62 Sheriff: Time For Citizens To Arm Themselves
Edited: 06 Nov 2011 06:30 by: SOS Admin
SOS Admin wrote on 1319267854|%e %b, %H:%M (%O ago)
Sheriff Paul Babeu implicates Eric Holder and the Obama Justice Department as accomplices in the crimes involving weapons used in the "Fast and Furious" scandal. Back on October 7th ten Arizona sheriffs, five Democrats and five Republicans representing most of Arizona's 15 counties, met in Phoenix to call the ATF/DOJ gun-walking operation, “a betrayal of state law enforcement.”
The Sheriffs called Attorney General Eric Holder to account. For his part, Holder has promised a full investigation of the deadly gun smuggling by his Justice Department Inspector General. However, the sheriffs are demanding President Obama appoint a special counsel to investigate Eric Holder and his possible authorization of Project Gunrunner and its Arizona offspring, Operation Fast and Furious.
Pinal County Sheriff, Babeu said, “We want to get to the bottom of this. One, to find out what truly happened, and two, to ensure this never happens again. This is not political. This is a public safety issue, this is a threat against our deputies and local officers, not only in Arizona but across the Southwest.”
Referring to the murder of Tucson District Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry with a Fast and Furious smuggled weapon, Sheriff Babeu has also said, “If somebody gives a gun to somebody knowing they’re going to commit murder, guess what we call them? … We call them accomplices.”
Attorney General, Eric Holder, answers questions about Gunrunner and Fast and Furious by telling Congress about ongoing internal Justice Department investigations. Holder does not mention the person investigating DOJ is its Acting Inspector General, Cynthia A. Schnedar, who has long, close ties to Eric Holder. In 1994, Schnedar served as assistant U.S. attorney in D.C. when Holder was U.S. attorney.
A responsible inspector general would have immediately noted the obvious conflict of interest and stepped aside after calling for a special counsel to conduct an impartial inquiry. The fact that Schnedar chose not to disclose this conflict of interest indicates possible collusion and corruption of the DOJ Inspector General’s Office.1