While Al Sharpton claims that Eric Holder is being profiled and treated unfairly because he is black, three American people are sitting behind prison bars.
Rick Reese, a gun shop owner in Deming, NM and his two sons remain behind bars after being arrested shortly after Fast and Furious was brought to public attention. Rick’s wife Terri spent six months in jail, but has finally been granted bond. The following account is a sad thing to happen to American people who have been married for twenty five years and owned their gun shop for the last seventeen.
Rick and Terri kept accurate records on every gun they purchased and sold. They employed retired police officers to help in their business.
Home Land Security, The DOJ and ATF decided to set up a scheme that would assist them in finding out who the Drug Lords were in Mexico. The three distinct organizations spotted specific gun shops and gave them instructions to sell guns which would be taken across the Mexican border. As has been reported for the last year, the registration numbers on the weapons would be used to track the Drug Lords and those who used the guns to murder other individuals. At least that is what was conveyed to the gun shop owners.
Straw buyers purchased over two thousand guns and delivered them to those across the southern border who were being tapped. Or so the government and Home Land Security claims.
Several guns were purchased from the Reese’s gun shop by a woman named Penny Torres. She told Terri Resse she was having a family reunion and that those in attendance wanted to do a lot of shooting. However, after the sale Terri alerted one of her friends, an off duty policeman and told him she suspected Ms. Torres to be a Straw buyer. Her friend told her he would inform the ATF and get back with her.
After Ms. Torres arrest, Home Land Security began an investigation on the Reese’s gun shop. They sent a man named Roman to carry out the investigation. Roman’s instructions was that he should purchase ammo and weapons and throw a few hints to the shop owners that the purpose of the purchase was to send the guns and ammo across the Mexican border. Roman was to be granted leniency for his crimes of trafficking drugs and human trafficking in favor for getting the sales with the Reese’s having full knowledge of his intent to send them across the border. Roman was wearing a wire. In the court room when charges were brought against the Reese’s and their sons, the recording was played.
Neither Rick, Terri Reese or their sons speak Spanish. On the recording Roman spoke very broken English and the greatest part was in Spanish. Nonetheless, the Reese’s were jailed. Terri has been released but her family remains imprisoned. Their trial will be held sometime in July.
The Reese’s have lost everything they have worked seventeen years to acquire. Federal agents arrived in armored cars and helicopters armed heavily to confiscate everything they owned. Coin collections, cars, personal belongings, their home and their shop; all gone because Terri felt it necessary to report Ms. Torres as a possible straw buyer.
ATF Bureau Chief Bill Newell, briefed Home Land Security on the investigation against the Reese’s. He was responsible for directing the Fast and Furious operation.
The two thousand guns purchased by straw buyers were not in fact tracked as DOJ and ATF claimed them to be.
A few of the crooks who purchased the guns and ammunition for the Mexican Drug Cartels were arrested. The innocents, Rick and Terri Reese and their sons were arrested, but to date not one employee of the Administration, DOJ or the ATF has spent a moment behind bars.
A Congressional investigation, headed by Congressman Darrell Issa is in process against Eric Holder. Eric Holder has withheld information, refused to turn over the necessary documents and has blatantly lied through it all. Yet Al Sharpton claims Holder is innocent and is only being ridiculed because he is a black man.
Two Border Patrols were shot and killed with weapons received from Fast and Furious. They were both young men with futures ahead of them. The government has not apologized for the loss of two American’s lives at the hand of gangsters from Mexico who used guns from America to kill our own.
It is not about color as Al Sharpton wants the nation to believe. It is about the many lives that have been taken because someone in the Administration signed an agreement with DOJ, ATF and Home Land Security to play a war game of deceit and destruction. It backfired on those involved in the set up when the Border Patrol Agents were murdered. Hopefully Eric Holder will be found guilty and will reveal information about who signed the agreement for this very dangerous game.
Commit a crime, you do the time…unless of course you are affiliated with the Obama Administration.