Here is a question for you, and, believe it or not, it’s not a rhetorical question. It’s a serious question. Here is it:
When is a crime not a serious enough crime for law enforcement to actually do something about?
The answer: When they want to bust you for something different.
Such as when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) allowed a man (as in, they knew that he was doing it) to continue selling meth for a year so that they could arrest him on weapons charges. True story. Tracey Watson writes,
As reported by ABC affiliate, Denver 7, ATF agents purchased guns without serial numbers, machine guns, silencers and crystal methamphetamine from two men – Andres Luna and Jose Eduardo Trujillo – multiple times between November 2017 and November of this year. The men were finally arrested November 29, and are now being held in custody by U.S. Marshals.
Denver 7 reported:
Trujillo is charged with possessing “firearms which have not been registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.” Luna faces the same charge and possessing “firearms which have been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce as a person having been convicted of a felony” and possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Now, you don’t have to have binge watched Breaking Bad to know that meth is bad news and ruins countless lives. So, what kind of justification can be made for allowing a man to continue to injure people through selling them meth? This makes absolutely no sense.
But this is the kind of wrong-headed and bizarre thinking that seems to be infecting law enforcement (or, at least, the ATF, it seems). It seems criminal, or maybe criminally negligent, to know that these two guys are breaking numerous drug laws. Why in the world is it more important to bust them on weapons charges?
Even if the agenda is that the ATF is focusing on firearms, they had evidence (they bought drugs from these people, after all) that would convict these guys on drug charges. Why focus on the weapons charges? Why not get them off of the streets faster?
This is simply crazy, but, if our law enforcement officers can’t seem to prioritize saving lives over their personal areas of interest, then they’ve lost the bigger picture and need to have someone come in and bring this group to account.
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