Without the Federal Government Who Would Exploit the Mentally Disabled in Gun Stings?

Some amazing investigative journalism from The Milwaukee Journal!

Imagine hearing about a business that convinced a mentally ill teen to get a tattoo on his neck that advertised for the business—gave him $150 to mark up his body for commercial purposes.

That actually happened in Portland Oregon at Squid’s Smoke Shop—except it wasn’t a private business.

The BATF ran a fake establishment in order to make firearm arrests. Mentally disabled Aaron Key discovered the truth when he went to jail with his inked tentacles around his neck.

The Journal Sentinel reviewed thousands of pages of court records, police reports and other documents and interviewed dozens of people involved in six ATF operations nationwide that were publicly praised by the ATF in recent years for nabbing violent criminals and making cities safer.

Agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed rogue tactics similar to those used in Milwaukee in every operation, from Portland, Ore., to Pensacola, Fla.

Among the findings:

ATF agents befriended mentally disabled people to drum up business and later arrested them in at least four cities in addition to Milwaukee. In Wichita, Kan., ATF agents referred to a man with a low IQ as “slow-headed” before deciding to secretly use him as a key cog in their sting. And agents in Albuquerque, N.M., gave a brain-damaged drug addict with little knowledge of weapons a “tutorial” on machine guns, hoping he could find them one.

Agents in several cities opened undercover gun- and drug-buying operations in safe zones near churches and schools, allowed juveniles to come in and play video games and teens to smoke marijuana, and provided alcohol to underage youths. In Portland, attorneys for three teens who were charged said a female agent dressed provocatively, flirted with the boys and encouraged them to bring drugs and weapons to the store to sell.

As they did in Milwaukee, agents in other cities offered sky-high prices for guns, leading suspects to buy firearms at stores and turn around and sell them to undercover agents for a quick profit. In other stings, agents ran fake pawnshops and readily bought stolen items, such as electronics and bikes — no questions asked — spurring burglaries and theft. In Atlanta, agents bought guns that had been stolen just hours earlier, several ripped off from police cars.

Agents damaged buildings they rented for their operations, tearing out walls and rewiring electricity — then stuck landlords with the repair bills. A property owner in Portland said agents removed a parking lot spotlight, damaging her new $30,000 roof and causing leaks, before they shut down the operation and disappeared without a way for her to contact them.

Agents pressed suspects for specific firearms that could fetch tougher penalties in court. They allowed felons to walk out of the stores armed with guns. In Wichita, agents suggested a felon take a shotgun, saw it off and bring it back — and provided instructions on how to do it. The sawed-off gun allowed them to charge the man with a more serious crime.

There are a number of detailed reports and stories that more than back up these summaries. This is the BATF, the people who basically have ownership of all gun buyers as far as our ruling class is concerned.

If you are surprised by all this crime, corruption, and utter disrespect for both the law and for innocent people, you’re being stupid. If this organization can get away with Fast And Furious then they have learned they can get away with anything.

The BATF talks of “bad apples.” It is the bad apple—rotten to the core and an instrument of a government that is rotten also.



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  • Nathan51

    There is not really much if any difference between common street criminals and our government anymore. Scum is scum and the BATF, NSA, FBI, IRS and many local police departments have all sunk to the bottom of the cesspool! People, it’s long past time to drain the swamp.

  • fistdeyuma

    As I remember Ruby Ridge started the same way. ATF paid a guy to saw off the barrel of a shot gun and then threated him if he did not try to trap his friends into breaking the law. He refused. Then they changed a court date on him making him miss it, so he went home. Then the attack started and we all know what happened after that.
    All this is about funding. With scandal after scandal congress was on the verge of folding the ATF into other branches. They had to make a big case to prove their value. That started Wako. Time after time the ATF has proven to be a rogue agency. It is time we cut it off at the root.

  • underthewire

    entrapment…………isn’t that against the law?

    • Nathan51

      Constitution? Constitution? They don’t need no stinking Constitution!!!!! Of course you are right this is entrapment but since when has that stopped this bunch? The first hits against Constitutional Rights occurred with the creation of the Federal Reserve. The largest most damaging hit was under the cover of the War on Drugs. The No Knock Clause, the ability to seize property without Due Process if they only suspect that drugs were some way involved are all violations of the Constitution and Civil Rights. Our corrupt judicial system twisted itself into a pretzel justifying these abuses. They are just making stuff up to suit whoever is in power and we have all sat silently by and allowed it to happen!

  • RBlakeH

    Hugo Chavez, Raul Castro, Fidel Castro, Adolph Hitler, Obama, they all think and act alike. Charazmatic as hell until they become complete dictators then all bets are off.

    • JMWinPR

      Please start adding Mandela(s) to this list

  • battle

    This is starting to sound like liberal half truths. I dont believe any of this article. I have to wonder if Mark is a liberal obama thug that’s pushing for Marshall law.

    • jgbrite

      Would you believe it if Bush did it at Ruby Ridge or if Clinton did it at Waco and Inspired the Murrah Building bombing by McVey?
      Liberalism is a mental illness and you got it!

    • John Lasher

      What is marshall law?

    • Barack a bum bum


  • johnnywood

    It is pretty sad when a law enforcement agency is more criminal than the so-called “perps” that they arrest.

    • sovereigntyofone

      I had the same exact thought just before reading you’re comment.
      It’s bad when the ATF and LEO’s are just as bad or worse than the criminals.

  • John Lasher

    Time To Bomb Israel With the Truth

    From Yediot Ahronoth:

    June 26, 1984 … Iran will be capable of producing a nuclear weapon in another seven years.

    Nov. 15, 1991 … Nuclear expert: Iran will have a nuclear
    weapon by the end of the decade or seven to eight years if China,
    Pakistan and Argentina continue aiding it.

    June 15, 1992 … Within 10 years Syria will have a nuclear weapon.

    Sept. 20, 1992 … Iran will have an operational nuclear weapon in the next five to eight years.

    Jan. 21, 1993 … Rabin: Iran has the manpower and will get a nuclear weapon in the coming decade.

    Jan. 24, 1993 … Iran has in its possession a nuclear weapon ready for immediate deployment.

    Jan. 9, 1995 … Iran may achieve nuclear capability at any moment.

    Dec. 27, 1995 … Iran wants a nuclear weapon by 2001.

    June 27, 1997 … US: Iran will have a nuclear weapon around 2000

    July 10, 2001 … Iran will threaten Israel with a nuclear weapon within four years.

    Aug. 8, 2003 … IDF: Preparing for an Iranian atomic bomb in 2005

    Aug. 20, 2004 … Iran announces: we will achieve a nuclear weapon within four years.

    July 8, 2005 … Israeli intelligence sources: within two years they will have a bomb on the shelf

    Dec. 2005 … Entire Mideast will arm itself with nukes.

    March 26, 2006 … Iranian atomic bomb in three years.

    June 22, 2006 … Olmert: Within months Iran will be able to assemble a nuclear bomb.

    June 22, 2011 … Iran will have a nuclear weapon in a year or two.


    • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

      Jew hating kook,go suck Muslim caulk.

      • John Lasher

        Are you angry because you can’t disprove that all these quotes were lied about over the years by Israel?

        Do you like Israeli caulk?

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Those aren’t lies,you ignorant trashy fool.
          Iran has publicly vowed multiple times to obliterate Israel and they have been trying to get nukes for decades,the US,Israel and Saudi Arabia has thrown a monkey wrench into their works over the decades to thwart Iran’s nuke program..That doesn’t mean Israel is lying.

          You are the angry one,you’re idiotic comment had nothing to do with the article anyway,you kook.

        • John Lasher

          Tell me one time that Iranian officials have “publicly vowed to obliterate Israel.”

          Why don’t you complain about the nukes that Israel already has. Israel has started wars with about all of her neighbors in the M.E. because she knows they know she has them, and also has American young people to do her fighting and dying for her as in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and soon to be Iran.

          What indicates Israel is lying is when she moves her mouth to make a statement – any statement – Israel uses lies and deception like Jack Abramoff used his investors.

          If you aren’t angry, I sure don’t want to have to deal with you when you are, old sport. You’re Jewish, I presume.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          I’m not surprised at how horribly ignorant you are,Iran has stated to wipe the Zionist state off the map many times..Israel isn’t a belligerent state,when Israel became a state again she was attacked by five Arab nations and defeated them,it’s the Arabs that are the aggressors and their religion teaches to kill any Jew they find.

          Jack Abramoff doesn’t represent the Israeli people.

          I’m not angry and you certainly wouldn’t want to deal with me,I’m Christian and I presume you are growing up without a father in the house like most wannabe Nazi phaggots.
          You’re from whitetrashistan,I presume.
          You showed how angry and insane you are by making an anti-Israel comment on a story about ATF abuses..Hate Israel all you want but try not to look like an ignorant,paranoid twit next time.

        • John Lasher

          If what you say is true, why don’t you tell me when and where it was said, and by whom. Iran can’t speak, so you must mean some Iranian said it. Who was it, and what did he say?

          If Israel isn’t a belligerent state, who is it that is murdering all the Palestinian people in the refugee camps, bombing our USS Liberty, creating all those false-flag operations, bull-dozing Palestinian homes, shooting children, etc?

          Israel was never a state before the Zionists stole the land from the Palestinians.

          Jack Abramoff is the ultimate, stereotypical Zionist Jew. He is the embodiment of all that is Jewish, and is where they all belong. And you are no more Christian than he.

          It’s good to know that you aren’t angry, but why is it angry and insane of me to make an anti-Israel comment? Is everyone who criticizes the crimes of the Jewish state an ignorant, paranoid twit?

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Sad,simple,pathetic fool..
          Iran can speak..They have,dumb wigger SOAB.
          Hamas kills your innocent sand wigs that you pretend to care about.
          USS Liberty is beyond your comprehension. St. Pancake(Rachel Whorie) was used and sacrificed by her parents. “shooting” children posed outside their homes.(look up the pics of Rachel Whorrie tearing up the US flag in front of scared children in Gaza).

          Show me the last “Palestinian king or an artifact of Palestinians. What money did they trade that pre dates ISRAEL? Was it Arafat’s temple or Solomon’s?
          You thinking Jack off Abramoff is a Holy person SHOWS how ignorant you are. You are jealous of the evil,money grubbing Jew.(fatfuck).

          Israel isn’t perfect yet..Commenting on a thread about gov troops and turn it into an Israel hating fest shows how kiddy like you are..That makes you the ignorant twit.

        • John Lasher

          Listen, you dumb MFer, stop posting your lying crap to me. You are nothing but a copraphagous POS,. You are so ignorant I’m afraid some of your stupidity will rub off on me.
          Jaysus, reading your dumb feces is like fingernails on a blackboard. I really don’t want to hear from you again, you moron, because I don’t like to converse with people with IQs below room temperature.

          It is so apparent you are a sayanim.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          What I say is true.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice
        • John Lasher

          Nowhere in that screed did it say anyone threatened to wipe the Zionist Jew state off the map. As a propagandist, old sport, you are a sad failure. Your rabbi should be ashamed of you, boy.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          You talk like Israel is bombing our country,continuing the USS Liberty as we speak,killing us as if we are members of Hamas and have vowed to murder Jewish children..You are like a white that has made a friendship with blacks that want to kill whites..You are the traitor. You’re a phucking sand wigger.

        • John Lasher

          Are you about finished defecating out of your pie-hole? lol!

        • John Lasher

          The Israeli, Zionist Jews in the White House are like a cancer that is destroying our governmental officials, like a growing tumor that is displacing every bit of honesty, character, truth, patriotism, and loyalty with their subversive activities such as bribery, blackmail, threats, and whatever else the Mossad and AIPAC can dream up to do to destroy our culture, our economy, our treasury, and our future.

          People like you are their “useful idiots” who will become “useless feeders” to be done away with when their work here is done. Have a great day, Seymour.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          You’re a total paranoid clown,a sad and pathetic little joke boy. I can’t wait for when the SHTF,you and your fellow NSM punks will be targeted.

        • John Lasher

          LOL! Are you having a melt-down, little Hebe? It can get worse, you know.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          You have mental problems,looking at your comment history and facebook you obsess over Israel,AIPAC,Jews..You are one nutty fruit.
          It will get worse for you when TSHTF, little fatherless white trash ni66er.

        • John Lasher

          Anyone reading your posts can easily see which of us is the one with mental problems, little uneducated jewboy.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Anyone that see’s your posts can see that you are a mentally ill piece of sub human garbage,how did it feel watching your mom bring home different men all your life?
          Little son of a harlot,I’ll find your family on facebook,you little niglet.

        • John Lasher

          Hahahahaha! Watch those threats, little Hebe, or you might get punished for them. Speaking of family, did you ever find out who your father is? The more you post, the more angry and pathetic you get, Spanky. lol!
          BTW, do you like the smell of Zyklon B in the mornings? I do.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          We already understood it is you without the father..Is that all you do,steal insults aimed at you?
          Pathetic little fatherless white trash.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          I’d love to get punished for them..Try it,lil boy.

        • John Lasher

          That is about the most idiotic, childish, juvenile statement you have uttered in a half-hour.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Try to make it “get worse” little insignificunt.

        • John Lasher

          Hahahahahaha! You are drooling, foaming at the pie-hole and your eyeballs are spinning because you are so upset and angry! You are so easy to mess with, Abie.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Rage for me some more little monkey,you said it can get worse..I’d love to see that.

        • John Lasher

          Little Jew, intelligent Jews realize that the holo-lie has become untenable.

          Avraham Burg calls on Jews to abandon the “Titanic of Lies.”

          He appeals to reason in order not to drown in the rough seas of Holocaust-forgery, Holocaust-deceit, Holocaust-fraud, Holocaust-lies and Holocaust-theft.

          He calls the so-called memory of the Holocaust “a ridiculous sacrilege, and converts piercing pain into hollowness and kitsch.”

          You know what kitsch is, I am sure.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          “kitsch” is like what your idea of a father was,until you discovered your sperm donor is more like a guest on Maury polack. It must have hurt to see your childhood friends that had a real family contrasted to your mixed up and chaotic sin bin.

        • John Lasher

          You know nothing about either the word kitsch or me, Sparky, but it is obvious you are transferring your early childhood onto me and trying to make me suffer it like you did. Too bad your black dad wouldn’t stay with your mammy after he used her up in “the trade.”

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          I know enough about you Festus,so angry at the Jews and Israel,oh and the evil Zionists too..Be sure to make sure the Mossad agents aren’t under your bed tonight,you deranged insignificunt.

        • John Lasher

          his is what Israelis do to little children who throw stones.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          What do Israelis do to “children that throw stones”?
          What would you do when animals drive alongside your family and detonate..Then hide behind stone throwing gimps?

        • John Lasher

          They cut off their arms, you idiot.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          No,sometimes the IDF soldiers break them. You gimp.

        • John Lasher

          At the dawn of civilization, the blood rite, in
          which human blood is drunk from the body of a still-living
          victim, was known to many tribes. However, only one people,
          that has never progressed beyond the Stone Age, has
          continued to practice the blood rite and ritual murder. This
          people are known to the world as Jews.

          The author of this book is not Christian, Muslim or Hindu
          but a Jew and is the son of the Chief Rabbi of Rome, and a
          professor of Jewish Renaissance and Medieval History at
          Bar-Ilan University in Israel, just outside Tel Aviv.

          following translation was performed free of charge to
          protest an injustice: the destruction by the ADL of Ariel
          Toaff’s BLOOD PASSOVER on Jewish ritual murder.



          They cut this Palestinian kid’s arms for “throwing Stones” before murdering him

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Only a fool like you would believe that garbage..You love to hate the Jews,so you will believe anything that anyone says that makes them look bad,I’ll bet you think the protocols of the learned elders of Zion was legit too. You’re obsessed and obviously have no life outside of going around posting trash that isn’t even related to the story. That’s a sure sign that you have a problem.
          There’s no such thing as a “Palestinian”..

        • John Lasher

          Click on this link to see just what the Zionists do to the arms of children who toss stones:


        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          What parents would let their children throw stones?

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Only trashy scum would let their kids be involved in their blind hate.

        • John Lasher

          I’m sure yours would, Abie.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Poor John Lasher..Why do the Israeli’s separate animals from humans on the roadway? Find your beloved wife in pieces one day and think about it…You deserve to feel it.

        • John Lasher

          Jewboy, you are one sick puppy, aren’t you?

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Everyone that shoots your kook ideas to hell is a “Jewboy”,lol. What a pathetic little gimp,New York must be boring huh?

        • John Lasher

          Well, Shlomo, since no one can do that, I would have to say that only a pathetic, chaloshes little bubkis like you, who rants and raves like a little girl who had her doll taken away, assures me he is Chosen.

          I have asked you not to post to me any more, and you continue to fling yourself against the whipping post for me to lash, so I have to presume you like it. You must be a masochist (look it up) to take all this punishment, you fachadik little tsouris. lol.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          I bet you ask others to leave you alone all the time,pu$$y boy.
          Try coming up with insults on your own instead of just stealing from others..I bet you are overweight and exited very easily,confined to a wheelchair,no doubt.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          It would be fun to carve the star of David on your forehead and rub poop into it.
          Ignore me then,you little whiney b^tch.

        • John Lasher

          It would be fun for me if you tried to do it, chump. Find someone else to kick your smelly ass for a while, you bore me.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Weakling..Go find a Jewish person to rant at instead of calling anyone that puts you in your place a Jew,you are one disturbed individual with no life.
          L’hitraot :)

        • John Lasher

          You think you put me “in my place?” Now that IS funny! You have been made a fool of by me for several days now, and don’t have enough sense to see it. You must be the person with the least brains I have deigned to ass-kick in a long time. You are excitable, vulgar, ignorant, stupid, unmanly, and have very low self-esteem. I don’t wish to have anything further to do with your psychopathic, drooling, slobbering, foaming at the mouth antics because they are so low-class and pathetic they make me sorry for you and your associates, whoever they may be.

        • T Rowe Lamont Bentlyprice

          Joan Lasher sucks caulk for M&M’s
          In New York state.

  • marineh2ominer

    The BATF&E IS a rogue United States government from the very start as they were set up to harass and intimidate law abiding American citizens using LEGAL American products (ie) ALCOHOL , TOBACCO , and FIREARMS . The ” E ” was recently added for ” explosives ” after the war on terrorist was begun , but not until American Conservatives , Christians , and Veterans were added to the list . I say illegal because it is entirely unconstitutional in its mission .

  • RonMar

    A clear message comes through here that the BATFE must pick on mentally disabled people so the Bureau’s agents are not outwitted.

  • oleinwi

    This government has gone completely rogue, and there have yet to be ANY consequences at all. It’s truly scary how much they are getting away with. It won’t be long before they feel immune enough to that final step. ONLY our guns are keeping them from a complete takeover.

  • CaptGene

    Our government knows no lows, do they?

  • marcdepiolenc

    Old story, and not the worst of ATF’s crimes. They have literally been getting away with murder for at least forty years.

  • Busdriver Bill

    One might even be drawn to a conclusion that the Federal Government wishes to start a revolution, the way they are abusing the citizens’ constitutional protections. Just how pissed does a population have to become before it draws the line in the sand? IMO, the BATFE is an unconstitutional police force – breaking the Constitution in several ways. First and most obvious is the second and fourth amendments. In their eyes, anybody who owns a gun is a potential criminal. That there is a regulatory body concerning guns is a flagrant violation of the second amendment. And then there’s the entrapment issue. Too bad that nobody learns about the Constitution in school anymore. I remember that, even back in the late forties and fifties, it was a glossed over part of our civics lessons. I had to learn about the meaning on my own.

    And as far as entrapment is concerned, read all you can about Randy Weaver, and what happened to his family, thanks to the wonderful, protective government. Oh, don’t leave out David Koresh and the Branch Davidians.

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