Skip to comments.Botched ATF sting in Milwaukee ensnares brain-damaged man
Posted on 04/07/2013 5:17:17 AM PDT by rellimpank
With him being slow, they knew that and they used him. He was too slow to catch on to what was going on. He was saying, These are my good friends. These are my guys. They are looking out for me.- Willie Campbell, Chauncey Wrights grandmother.
ATF agents running an undercover storefront in Milwaukee used a brain-damaged man with a low IQ to set up gun and drug deals, paying him in cigarettes, merchandise and money, according to federal documents obtained by the Journal Sentinel.
For more than six months, federal agents relied on Chauncey Wright to promote "Fearless Distributing" by handing out fliers as he rode his bike around town recommending the store to friends, family and strangers, according to federal prosecutors and family members.
Wright, unaware that the store was an undercover operation being run by agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, also stocked shelves with shoes, clothing, drug paraphernalia and auto parts, according to his family.
Once authorities shut down the operation, they charged the 28-year-old man with federal gun and drug counts.
"I have never heard of anything so ludicrous in my life," said Greg Thiele, who spent 30 years working for the Milwaukee Police Department including on undercover stings with federal agents, including those with the ATF. "Something is very wrong here."
Wright's IQ measures in the 50s, about half of a normal IQ, according to those familiar with him. Wright's score is classified as mildly or moderately disabled, depending on the IQ scale used.
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And the guy is probably still smarter than your average ATF goon.
Go ahead...flame away!
"Along with the M-4 .223-caliber fully automatic rifle stolen from an agents vehicle was a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and a Sig Sauer .40-caliber pistol. The M-4 and the Smith & Wesson havent been found, although the article says a suspect hid it under his bed. The suspect was questioned, refused to talk and was released. How does anyone know the M-4 was hidden under bed??? The suspect name was not revealed in the JSOnline article. Somewhere theres an M-4 machine gun on the loose. Is this Fast and Furious II? Is there another victim like Brian Terry yet to report?"
If the government really wanted to save money, which it doesn't, they'd shutter the ATF. Not only would it save money, but the crime rate and the number of illegal weapons on the street, would likely be reduced.
I’m really surprised that the NAACP, the SPLC, Jesse Jackson, and all the rest of the race whores aren’t on the scene and protecting this black man.
I don’t care if he’s black, white, green or purple.
If this man truly has an IQ in the 50s, it is most assuredly certain the ATF manipulated him extensively. It is a blatant case of entrapment. I would dearly love to be on his jury. I’d nullify the case so fast the ATF would think they were bent over a table and buggered.
--the jury I'd prefer to be on would be one involving a trial of any of the ATF supervisors who dreamed up any of this clusterflop----
>>Im really surprised that the NAACP, the SPLC, Jesse Jackson, and all the rest of the race whores arent on the scene and protecting this black man.
Because you “have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.” The NAACP, SPLC, and JJ know that the ATF is working to make gun ownership illegal for law-abiding white people and they don’t care about anything else.
Maybe. I just think it goes to show you that the government, the so-called race protection operatives, et al really don’t give a sh!t about their compadres. They, their manufactured plights, are just an excuse and a means to an ideological end unconnected with anything but power and control.
Did they drop the charges on the dupe? I was talking about him. Not some effing government puke.
‘And the guy is probably still smarter than your average ATF goon.’e Odumbo administration.
I believe that the man does meet the qualifications for an ambassadorship in the Odumbo administration.
The ATF is one of the agencies that the MSM loves, because they are the federal gateway to ever nastier gun control.
Yet, here there are being severely criticised...
It is a good sign.
We should probably take this as... If the MSM has to chose between throwing the ATF or Affirmative Action under the bus, well... bye, bye ATF.
It’s so refreshing to see journalists actually do their jobs. Keep it up Journal Sentinel.
I doubt any ATF personnel knew the young man is retarded. Membership in this particular bureaucracy requires a suspension of consciousness. It is manifestly obvious they believed him to be a criminal deserving of their special brand of justice. They may have been correct. Is it possible he is the mastermind behind the breakin and theft of ATF armaments?
With this gang there is no distinction between reality and fantasy. Sarcasm is meaningless in these times.
He’s ready for a Cabinet position in tyhe Obama administration.
I’m seeing your point, GSC. The guy is HIRED to work for the undercover cops. After working for sometime doing legitimate things, he is then asked to get drugs and guns for his employers???
Can anyone say , ‘Entrapment’?
Not impressed with the caliber of ATF agents here. They should have recognized early on that Wright was a small fish and his arrest and conviction did not warrant the time and expense of an undercover operation. He should have been tossed back and the entire operation should have been scrapped.
Did the ATF begin this operation under the auspices of HOPING to land a few big ones? Before committing the time and money on this effort, did they not know who they were after, or even had a releable tie-in to the wanted parties?
Undercover operations should never be undertaken on the off-chance that they might land a big one. Have a plan at the very least.
-—yep—to the dubious credit of the J-S, which usually toes the urban Demo anti-gun line, they have been covering this fairly well—
Outcome based education at work here very prevalent in Washington,DC
Food for thought... Along the same lines , the ATF maybe the one rouge agency that Obama doesn’t trust.
The ATF is the inbred, snaggle-toothed hillbilly of federal agencies.
I find it difficult to believe anything is written by the press these days. I will parse the sentence above. The only part of the sentence that is correct is, "Along with the".
"M-4" should be "M4" (no hyphen), or "M4 Carbine". If it a M4, as in true a military model, then ".223-caliber" should be "5.56x45mm", even though it is capable of firing .223 ammo.
Lastly, a M4 is semi-automatic/select-fire weapon. A M4A1 can be fired fully automatic, but there is no way of knowing it is a M4A1, since it was written as M-4.
Rewriting the partial sentence accurately, given the what I think is the author's intent, would be simply, "Along with the M4A1 Carbine." Nothing more is needed.
I find it utterly amazing how ignorant and lazy the press is. The press can't even write a partial sentence that is accurate. Just like politicians, the press is too lazy to educate themselves and be accurate.
Why the big deal, well I just have a problem with lies, like when Obama lied about the weapon used at Sandy Hook the other day while campaigning. He incorrectly, corrected himself, calling the weapon fully automatic. It wasn't a mistake. He lies. The media lies.
These are the people that are trying to sway public opinion to take away our rights, and they have to lie to do so.
One day they may learn the true meaning of accuracy and gun control.
No flamin’ from me - they took advantage of a mentally retarded citizen and then decided to throw him out with the trash. If he had been a girl and a bunch of folks decided to make her the “life of the party”, there would be charges of rape and abuse.
I fear Wright’s remaining life span will now be measured in days,either in jail or on the streets.How low can the ATF go?
Replace ATF with Stasi or KGB or SS and it would read the same.
Sounds like they set up a sting in an honest town and had to get someone to pin something on. So they picked the retarded guy.
Sheesh. Holders Justice department is a total joke.
ATF - Assassins, Thugs and Felons. Does this fit the description of this supposed federal agency? Gee, just when we thought America was safe - the American President and his thugs are the greatest threat to America has become SOP.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) was involved?