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Tag: Fearless Distributing

Bungled ATF Operation Raises More Questions Than Answers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
Editorial

Nestled on a residential street in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, a new business popped up last year.

They called it Fearless Distributing.

But it wasn’t real, and it had nothing to do with distribution. It was a setup by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a sting operation designed to lure criminals who wanted to peddle drugs and guns.

And it was seriously botched.

In a damning report last week, the Journal Sentinel’s John Diedrich and Raquel Rutledge revealed an operation so bungled it would have been comedic if it hadn’t been so serious.

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Some Congressional Members Calling for Probe of Botched ATF Sting Operation in Milwaukee

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Federal officials are calling for an investigation into ATF after a flawed sting operation in Milwaukee, the Associated Press reports.

The ATF raided a storefront operation in search of felons committing drug and gun offenses but never made a major arrest.

During the raid of Fearless Distributing, which sold designer clothing, drug paraphernalia, athletic shoes and jewelry, the ATF left behind a military-style machine gun and appears to be responsible for $35,000 in stolen merchandise from the store, the AP wrote.

The ATF shut down the store but left behind a document listing names, vehicles and phone numbers of undercover agents, the AP wrote.

That’s just the beginning of blunders the ATF made, according to the AP.