ABOLISH THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF ALCOHOL TOBACCO AND FIREARMS AND REASSIGN THEIR AGENTS TO COMBAT IMMIGRATION PROBLEMS

ABOLISH THE ATF

 

REASSIGN ITS SPECIAL AGENTS TO I.C.E. AND BORDER PATROL

 

CONTACT YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS AS WELL AS SHARE THIS INFORMATION, LETS GET ER DONE !

 

 

If you believe as I do that the ATF needs better things to do such as fighting the drug cartels  and assisting with border security then consider sending this email to your Congressman and Senator:

 

Email Subject Abolishment-Reassignment of all ATF Special Agents to more appropriate and productive duties with I.C.E, Border Patrol and U.S. Customs.

 

Dear Senator/Congressman, ______________________________________ and President Trump, This letter is to make a request that the funding and structure of the ATF be transferred to other duties. The reason for this request is because the ATF is an antiquated and outdated organization that is simply making work to justify their existence since they are nothing more than a repetitive agency designed in 1927 to chase moonshiners. In our modern, computerized world, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are very well regulated by the individual States and the ATF is a repetitive and unnecessary layer of overpaid bureaucracy that would better serve the public by enforcing the “CURRENT THREATS” to our nation which do not include Moonshiners or enforcing repetitive state laws. I request that you petition the Congress to abolish the Law Enforcement arm of the ATF and reassign this valuable resource to fight the drug cartels and foreign terrorists who are the modern threat to the United States of America, not Moonshiners. ATF Special Agents would better serve the public in enforcement duties with Border Patrol, I.C.E. and U.S. Customs. With the addition of the almost 5000 ATF Special Agents assigned to these critical duties the nation could find the construction of the Great Wall of Mexico, unnecessary. The idol ATF Special Agents are critically needed on the border to prevent mass illegal crossings of the United States borders.

Signed:_______________ Dated:____________________

*You are welcome to also provide them with the web address of this site as well as the other site that addresses ATF Perjury, Falsification of Evidence and Criminal Violations. Does the Federal Government need another agency with rogue Agents who don’t have enough work to do?

www.atf-abolish-atf.com and www.atfsearchwarrantexposed.com

THE ATF THE UNNECESSARY LAYER AND UGLY STEPCHILD OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNEMNTS LAW ENFORCEMENT BRANCH, ITS BRIEF HISTORY:

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives is clearly an antiquated and unnecessary extra layer within the Federal Bureaucracy. Even the Federal Government seems to not know what to do with them. It seems that they began as revenue agents with the Bureau of Internal revenue, chasing moonshiners in 1920. In 1927they were transferred to the Treasury Department. Then, in1930 they were transferred to the Justice Department. It became a division of the FBI in 1933. With the repeal of the Volstead Act in 1933, it was transferred back to Treasury and became the Alcohol Tax Unit. In 1942 with new federal firearms laws, the ATU was given the task of enforcement. In 1950 the Bureau of Internal Revenue became the Internal Revenue Service and the ATU was given responsibility for enforcing Tobacco laws as well and they had their name changed to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division (ATTD). So they really are just tax collectors with guns. In 1968 their name was changed to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. In 1972 they were again transferred to the Treasury Department. It seems no organization wants them.

The ATF seems to spend most of its efforts in creating crimes where there are none, creating juvenile Operation names for their investigations (Operation Tarnished Eagle, Operation fast and Furious; this probably takes them many hours to get just the right sounding 1970s action film kind of name so they can use it for public relations with the media) and growing strange looking Taliban undercover Beards (see attached photos of ATF Special Agents on a search warrant raid). ATF has a criminal policy of demil cutting imported machine gun kits in different areas of the receiver, known as type one and type two demil’s and then claiming that if you purchase both types of kits you are building a machine gun, ATF then uses this to obtain search warrants referring to it as owning “DIFFERENT ITERATIONS” of the same kit (see www.atfsearchwarrantexposed.com probable cause for search warrant.

Currently the United States is under attack by Foreign and Domestic entities who intend to flood our nation with Illegal Immigration.

Xavier Becerra, millionaire, former 24 year Congressman and California Attorney General:

One such proponent of the open Borders law is California’s own Attorney General who abuses the Power and Authority of The Office of California Attorney General to further his own agenda of bias and prejudice against American Legal Institutions. Becerra’s legal opinion on our current open borders problem is that his parent’s legal immigration into the U.S. is the same as current illegal immigration except for a piece of paper.

No doubt Becerra thinks the U.S. Constitution and Federal Law is just “A PIECE OF PAPER”.

Becerra has stated his intentions to the Washington post: “I tell folks if you want to know where I’ll take you, look at where I’ve come from. There’s really no difference between my parents and most of the immigrants that we are discussing today except a piece of paper” XAVIER BECERRA (March 14, 2018).

 

It is clear that Becerra intends to use the Power and Authority of the Office of Attorney General to further his goal of Open Borders policy with California and possibly the nation.

Becerra’s quest for Dictatorial power appears to even go to the illegal extreme of cooking the books to get elected as Attorney General.

Xavier Becerra’s corrupt administration in the Attorney General’s Office and false reporting of Crime statistics cooking the books, my Facebook (censored) statement:

Becerra, a Brown political appointee who has spent the last 24 years in Congress supports open border legislation which we effectually are subject to now in California. Becerra is currently suing the Federal Government to legitimize these policies. Becerra has filed 28 lawsuits against the Federal Government in just the last year since Brown appointed him costing California millions of dollars. Becerra is using the Power and Authority of the Office of Attorney General to pursue his own personal agenda based on his personal biases and prejudices and possible racism.

It is very possible in the very near future that the United States will have an open borders law that allows anyone from a foreign nation to come into and stay in the United States and obtain citizenship modeled after the European Union. Currently Becerra is using the power and authority of the office of Attorney General of the State of California to legitimize this goal of “OPEN BORDERS”. The propaganda to sell the American people on this law will be the usual dogma along with what a cost savings it will provide the taxpayers by eliminating Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and I.C.E.

Becerra has stated his intentions to the Washington post: “I tell folks if you want to know where I’ll take you, look at where I’ve come from. There’s really no difference between my parents and most of the immigrants that we are discussing today except a piece of paper” XAVIER BECERRA (March 14, 2018).

Now Becerra the millionaire Attorney General is using the news media and the Power and Authority of the Office of Attorney General to receive free campaign publicity and further that his employees, possibly under his direction are cooking the books to falsify gun statistics and report these false Uniform Crime Reports to the FBI. I have provided evidence of this in the following link which was a part of my Facebook posting (censored):

Attached is the letter I sent to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra over a month ago regarding California Department of Justice Special Agents working for Becerra. Becerra didn’t even respond to my Criminal Complaint. I think this is telling of the Attorney General’s Administration of his office. Young Voters beware of government corruption and the affect it is having on your future. The State of California’s government has devolved into a dystopia that has enslaved young men and women into serfdom reminiscent of the Czar’s Russia or an antebellum southern plantation. Beware of the onslaught of propaganda that convinces you of continuing the status quo. Vote for change, vote for equity, vote for justice, vote to remove corruption vote to give yourselves a better quality of life than slavery.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LMvJ_jvKeZ6HrowNYjJvc7KW90XgB1bq/view?usp=sharing

 

The United States is under attack from other Organized Groups that are legislating for Open Borders policies in the U.S. One such organization is pueblo sin fronteras (Towns/Countries without Borders). The United States would be better served with the abolishment of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and its 5000 agents reassigned to “BOOTS ON THE GROUND DUTIES” with I.C.E and Border Patrol. ATF Agents are so bored with nothing to do other than dream up Crimes and find willing or unwilling participants to commit AFT criminal acts or to investigate Bankruptcy Fraud even though there is a Federal Department that is tasked specifically with that offense.

Erik W. Crowder, ATF special Agent stated in his probable cause for search warrant that he had investigated or “PARTICIPATED” in one hundred cases in 15 years. That’s pathetic, no wonder these agents are so bored, that’s only a little over six cases a year. That’s 6 cases that he was not even primary Agent on but participated in. What, he saw a case on another Agents desk and asked him about it and therefore participated in it?

Please Tweet, Facebook, Email, write and call President Trump, Attorney General Sessions and your Congressional representatives to abolish ATF and put more BOOTS ON THE GROUND with I.C.E. and Border Patrol. Clearly ATF is better at creating and committing crimes and needs a new assignment.

Please refer to: www.atfsearchwarrantexposed.com  and www.atf-abolish-atf.com

There is another more sinister reason that the ATF seems to create their own crimes to pursue rather than follow-up on the many Terrorism, Drug Cartel and Human Trafficking cases that have become epidemic in our nation. When I was in Law Enforcement there was a pattern among Drug Agents to never get past a street level dealer. We called this the statistics of cowardice rule. The rule was that these investigators never wanted to investigate anyone who might harm them so they just kept to the low level dealers to provide the “STATS” they needed to keep on easy street and get a fat retirement at the end of the rainbow. I think it is clear that this is the zone that the ATF operates in. The ATF persecution of General Vang Pao and other decent men is a prime example of the ATF’s creampuff safe policing of America’s problems.

Reporter T.A. Frank reported on the persecution of Hmong/American General Vang Pao and summed up the case and the ATF appropriately in one sentence:

“(ATF) agent named Steve Decker, and he was about to set in motion one of the more peculiar—if not outright brain-dead—anti-terrorism efforts of the past decade, one that finally reached an ignominious conclusion last month.”

What follows is Frank’s full report which is well worth reading:

 

NEW REPUBLIC ARTICLE:  https://newrepublic.com/article/83133/hmong-terrorism-trial

Trial and Error

By T.A. Frank

February 9, 2011

A strange terrorism case gets even stranger.

 

In January 2007, a Californian named Harrison Jack got a call from a man who introduced himself as Steve Hoffmaster, arms dealer. Jack was a West Point graduate and Vietnam veteran whose war tours had involved work with Southeast Asian indigenous groups. He had become frantic about reports of an extermination campaign in the jungles of Laos. The alleged targets were the Hmong, a tribe who had teamed up with the CIA during the Vietnam war to wage a guerilla struggle against the region’s communists. Now, 30 years later, the communist regime in Laos had decided to wipe out any lingering Hmong resistance. “There’s a tenet you don’t leave your comrades on the battlefield,” Jack told me. “That includes the Hmong.”

Jack had been asking around about getting the Hmong guns for self-defense. Hoffmaster was offering to help. In fact, he had a more ambitious proposal: How about arming the Hmong to overthrow the Laotian regime? “No. No. No,” Jack replied. “They’re trying to survive.” But the two men kept in touch. Jack recalled, “He seemed to have an understanding of what was going on.”

Hoffmaster, however, wasn’t really an arms dealer. Nor was his name Hoffmaster. He was a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) agent named Steve Decker, and he was about to set in motion one of the more peculiar—if not outright brain-dead—anti-terrorism efforts of the past decade, one that finally reached an ignominious conclusion last month.


Decker’s ultimate target 
was a Hmong leader named Vang Pao. During the Vietnam war, Vang Pao had assembled a guerrilla army of 39,000 men. They were known for loyalty, sparing no effort to save downed American pilots. Some 35,000 are believed to have died in the conflict.

After Laos fell to the communists in 1975, Vang Pao fled to the United States, along with the luckiest Hmong. But others faced only terrible choices: Laotian reeducation camps, Thai refugee camps, or a life of hiding and resistance. A few thousand picked the latter fate, fleeing to the remote Laotian mountains.

For years, Vang Pao had plotted to return home and expel the communists, but this dream had faded, and in 2003 he had called for peace. Meanwhile, he enjoyed an almost god-like status in the U.S. Hmong community. Rumors trailed him—that he was extorting money, that he had been involved in war crimes—but it was hard to separate the tall tales from the truth.

Like Jack, Vang Pao was desperate to do something about the rumored atrocities in Laos, but he couldn’t get American politicians to pay much attention. Now, he was being told by Jack and others that a fellow called Hoffmaster could help. They met at a Thai restaurant, and Decker showed Vang Pao and his associates a recreational vehicle full of weapons—mines, machine guns, rockets. “Good selection,” Vang Pao remarked, although he apparently said little else.

As the weeks passed, Decker hinted to Jack that the United States might secretly assist the Hmong. “I’m willing to bet, Harrison, that the CIA is aware of what’s going on there,” Decker said. “If Vang Pao goes in there and takes over the freaking country and then … wants to have democratic elections, that’s gonna be like that.” Decker even said the weapons would be flown out of Beale Air Force Base.

In June 2007, the government did intervene—when 200 federal, state, and local agents arrested Jack, Vang Pao, and nine Hmong associates. The eleven men were charged with a terrorist plot to “murder thousands and thousands of people” and overthrow the Laotian government. Their supposed ringleader was Vang Pao, who was then 77 years old.

I read about the arrests in The New York Times, and I found the circumstances so bizarre that I flew to Sacramento to attend a bail hearing on July 12, 2007. The streets were packed with thousands of Hmong protesters. The defendants shuffled into the courtroom in handcuffs, leg braces, and orange jumpsuits. “No waving!” a guard barked at the spectators. Most of the men were old and frail. After they were seated, 68-year-old Seng Vue collapsed. A woman ran toward him in tears. Guards warned her to stay back. Both Seng Vue and another defendant would suffer strokes in custody.

The case was very strange, but that it happened during the Bush administration was stranger: Vang Pao was a darling of cold war hawks. And, when it came to internal security, Laos hardly required U.S. help. A 2004 State Department report described violent government crackdowns and prisoners who were “abused and tortured.”

The U.S. attorney who brought the case, McGregor Scott, declined to comment, so it’s hard to say what motivated prosecutors. But the operation bore the hallmarks of a new breed of preemptive prosecution that sprang up after 9/11. These operations use undercover operatives to bait potential terrorists—even unlikely ones—into criminal acts, like buying explosives, and then put them away for life. While such preemption is controversial because of the entrapment factor, it at least has a plausible deterrent effect, sowing paranoia among potential collaborators. But the defendants had no plans to attack the United States. In fact, it’s doubtful they had plans to attack anyone at all. “I don’t think [Scott’s] decision to prosecute was affected by political pressure,” says Tom Heffelfinger, who assisted Vang Pao’s defense and was a U.S. attorney from 2001 to 2006. “But there is institutional pressure to aggressively pursue any cases of terrorism.”

As the trial dragged on, the case began to look flimsier. There was no evidence that Vang Pao had agreed to any plan, much less devised one. And, in the bigger picture, it was beside the point. The main charge—attempting to overthrow the Laotian government in violation of the Neutrality Act—was a bizarre appellation for an effort to save some kinsmen in the Laotian jungle.

In September 2009, the feds dropped their case against Vang Pao, instead redoubling their efforts against the other defendants. But last October, the judge, Frank Damrell, strongly suggested that the prosecutors had no case. “They sent this guy from Justice, and he got his head handed to him,” recalls Federal Defender Daniel Broderick, who represented Jack. On January 10, the case was dismissed.

The Justice Department’s Sacramento office issued only a blanket statement: “After considering all aspects of the case, we decided that under the totality of circumstances, it is not in the government’s interest to continue this prosecution,” said U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner. “While some defense attorneys have raised claims of misconduct, I believe the case was investigated and prosecuted properly and professionally.”

The entire saga had lasted nearly four years, and cost tens of millions of dollars. “Why would it take the government so long to figure out that the case had a problem?” asks Mike McKay, a former U.S. attorney. “What one goes through as a target in a federal criminal investigation is sheer agony. I don’t know if there’s anything worse.” Attorney Mark Reichel, who represented one of the defendants, says the case underscores Henry Kissinger’s grim assessment that to be an enemy of the United States might be dangerous, but to be its friend is fatal. Vang Pao’s health deteriorated during the trial. He died on January 6, less than a week before the remaining charges against his co-defendants were finally dropped.T.A. Frank is a special correspondent for The New Republic. This article ran in the March 3, 2011, issue of the magazine.

 

This is what Wikipedia says about Pueblo Sin Fronteras :

Pueblo Sin Fronteras

Nonprofit organization

Pueblo Sin Fronteras is an immigration rights group known for organizing several high profile migrant caravans in Mexico and Central America. The organization’s efforts to facilitate immigration and calls for open borders attracted considerable amounts of coverage in the Mexican and American media. Wikipedia

Founded: 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following is my letter to Becerra that went unanswered as well as my Criminal Complaint to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions which Mr. Sessions did answer:

23 September 2018

Xavier Becerra

Attorney General of California

Office of the Attorney General
1300 “I” Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2919

Phone: (916) 445-9555

Mr. Attorney General Becerra,

This letter is to report a violation of Federal law by your employees working in the Bureau of Firearms, California Department of Justice.

The violation of law committed by your Special Agents is:

18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy;

Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. (Added Pub. L. 107–204, title VIII, § 802(a), July 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 800.)

In addition, in the process of committing Federal criminal violation(s) they violated several California Penal Code Statutes as well.

I am not asking you to investigate this since the criminal felony violations were committed during the course of a federal Investigation and I am in the process of making a civil rights violation and criminal complaint with the Attorney General of the United States regarding these violations of Federal and State law. I am notifying you to make you aware of criminal violations which are occurring within the California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms, committed by your special agents.The Bureau of Firearms Special Agents involved in this matter are, Special Agent Supervisor Lee Careaga,  Special Agent Brad Erhman, and Special Agent Rosa Rueda. There may be other suspects involved as well as many witnesses to the offenses.

As a former Deputy Sheriff I understand what is legal in collecting evidence and what is not. I have been following the distrust and animosity of the people against the militarized and out of control law enforcement that has began disregarding people’s civil rights and all constitutional regard for the laws of the United States and the State of California. I had always hoped this was hyperbole but it clearly is not.

These are the criminal facts of the matter I am writing you and the U.S. Attorney General about:

I was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for Bankruptcy Fraud. The Fraud allegation was made by a man Named Mathew Lakota who supports himself by filing Americans with Disabilities Act claims against small businesses and also pursues Court Judgment Assignments as a source of income. He acquired an assignment on a default judgment against me and I filed a bankruptcy (Chapter 13) to prevent the Butte County Sheriff, Kory Honea, from auctioning off my car which the Sheriff had seized without notice. Lakota is well known on the Americans With Disabilities Abuse website and is also a registered California courts Vexatious Litigant. My research of Lakota indicates that he has filed possibly as many as 1000 lawsuits dating back to the 1990s in Texas for ADA violations, one news report said he had over a hundred lawsuits in the Butte County Court alone.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea shared my California Automated Firearms System information with Lakota. Lakota then reported this to the ATF. The ATF agent then ran my AFS information and obtained a search warrant for my home for Bankruptcy Fraud. Special Agent Supervisor Lee Careaga and Special Agent Brad Erhman assisted ATF in the search warrant of my home. Ehrman states in his report that they were there to: “ Our function at the search warrant was to give our expert opinion on any CA firearms law violations and CA assault weapons”.

I think it was improper that the ATF did not refer the Bankruptcy Fraud to the proper federal authorities, which per the federal website is specifically the Bankruptcy Trustee’s Office:

https://www.justice.gov/ust/report-suspected-bankruptcy-fraud

Report Suspected Bankruptcy Fraud:

You can send this information via email to: USTP.Bankruptcy.Fraud@usdoj.gov (link sends e-mail) or by mail to:

Office of the U.S. Trustee
ATTN: Office of Criminal Enforcement
George C. Young Federal Building and Courthouse
400 W. Washington Street, Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32801

It seems clear that the ATF and your own Special Agents intentionally ignored its Federal Protocol because they were in fact looking for firearms and specifically, assault weapons. I do find the charges for assault weapons strange since I was arrested prior to the 30 June 2018 registration period expiration under the provisions of SB 880, AB 1135 and AB 103.

I firmly believe that the Federal reporting protocol was violated intentionally because of a letter that I wrote to Sheriff Kory Honea in June 2015 regarding racism and other criminal misconduct at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (see attached copy). Sheriff Kory Honea classified this letter as a “MANIFESTO” and told this to Litigant Mathew Lakota who provided this information to ATF agent Erik W. Crowder who then used it as a basis for obtaining the search warrant.

I also have a previous strike against me with the Butte County Sheriff’s office and Butte County District Attorney for reporting the subsequent theft and on duty wearing of a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. This matter was recounted in my “MANIFESTO” to Sheriff Kory Honea. The hood and robe was stolen by one of the Officers who had his photograph taken in it but District Attorney Michael Ramsey chose to ignore this criminal offense in an effort to cover this act of racism and theft up.

In addition I have non-criminal strikes against me with the Butte County District Attorney, Michael Ramsey as well. As my “MANEFESTO” to Sheriff Kory Honea states, I was the person responsible for requiring the Butte County Sheriff’s Office to make a Child Abuse Report (mandated report) in which District Attorney Michael Ramsey was the abuser of his juvenile daughters. Since the Sheriff’s election was occurring at this time it was clear that the reported abuse was being covered up by the Sheriff’s administration and they were intentionally violating Penal Code Section 11169. I believe that your agency investigated this abuse by Ramsey and have the report on file. Ramsey is aware of my role in reporting him for child abuse since I later filed a Federal lawsuit in which the complaint spelled out my reporting District Attorney Michael Ramsey for battering his two daughters.

Given my accusatory history with Butte County District Attorney Michael Ramsey he has chosen to be personally involved in the direct prosecution of my case, offering my Attorney a plea offer of three felony’s via text message. I had hoped that District Attorney Michael Ramsey would take advice from the California Attorney Generals own Conflict of Interest guidelines and conflict out of my case but he has chosen to be immediately involved in my case no doubt as retribution for my audacity to report him for battering his two daughters.

I think it is very telling that not only is Ramsey’s retaliation against me apparent it is blatant. I am charged with violation of 30605 (a) PC which can be charged as either a misdemeanor offense or a felony offense. Butte County District Attorney Michael Ramsey has chosen to charge me with 23 felonies instead of 23 misdemeanors.

I have already spent 4 months in County Prison in 23 hour per day lock down (lock down because I was formerly a Deputy Sheriff for 20 years). Ramsey has argued by way of his minion that I should remain in County Prison without release on my own recognizance due to the “Current Climate of the Country” regarding firearms. My guns harmed no one locked up in a gun safe and I hold no responsibility for what happens in the world.

I am a property owner in Butte County, former Army Veteran and former Deputy Sheriff. I have no criminal record. I was 60 years old at the time of my arrest. All the firearms I am charged with were purchased by me and registered in California. Although D.A. Ramsey has made no effort to determine the registration of these firearms through the ATF- ETRACE program, he has successfully argued that since I cannot prove I “Lawfully Possessed” these firearms I am not eligible for the registration period and legal rights of SB 880, AB 1135 and AB 103. It is clear that Ramsey is exacting his vengeance against me for my audacity in reporting him as a child beater. I hope that you are making it a requirement of the recent assault weapons registration that each registrant prove they “Lawfully Possessed” them to qualify for the registration process.

I wish that ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder would have followed Federal protocol in the report of my Bankruptcy Fraud accusation by Litigant Mathew Lakota. In addition he could have also interviewed me as a suspect in the fraud as to why I had registered guns in California AFS but did not claim them as assets in the Bankruptcy. I felt what I did was lawful, and I could find nothing in my legal research that indicated my failure to report assets used as collateral, similar to pawn, had to be declared as my property. Since I had neither the property interest/control of the firearms nor the money loaned I did not believe that they were my asset to be declared.

I could have cleared this up with ATF Special Crowder if he had interviewed me as a suspect and I would have provided him with a witness to the collateral loan and contract. If I had violated federal law in my method of determining my assets then Crowder could have referred me for further investigation/ prosecution by the proper agency that is responsible for bankruptcy Fraud investigation and holds the expertise for these matters.

In addition I filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy which was for about $30,000.00 dollars and just the two real estate properties that I own and declared with the Bankruptcy Court far exceeded that amount. So with all the assets that the bankruptcy held of mine the bankruptcy was completely secure without the assets held by another person as collateral on a loan, a loan which pre-dated the bankruptcy by over a year so it was not made to circumvent assets to declare in bankruptcy. It was made to use for a property survey and legal defense for a property line dispute with my neighbors that began in 2014.

I am completely astonished that the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has time to investigate Bankruptcy Fraud when there are so many terrorism cases that need to be investigated. One former law enforcement co-worker I spoke with said that it is very much akin to Narcotics Officers who never seem to be able to arrest anything above a street level dealer. His theory was that Officers are afraid to go after any high risk criminals due to the danger of being harmed so they focus in the minor criminals to provide the “stats” that they need to justify their existence and retirements.

Prior to the search warrant being served at my home I was making a decision of what to do to make my firearms California Compliant by de-registering some that had been registered, making them featureless, removing a component to eliminate semi-automatic function or register the unregistered firearms.

Since the language of SB 880, AB 1135 and AB 103 was clear that I was exempt from punishment and had until 30 June, 2018 to make my decision on how to comply with

California’s assault weapon laws and nuances. Why have laws and an amnesty period if your own DOJ Special Agents and the ATF can simply ignore them?

It was my understanding that besides having until 30 June, 2018 to make my firearms California legal, the amnesty/ registration was open to all assault weapons and not just bullet button equipped weapons since the language clearly stated that the requirement included bullet button weapons as well as any other (and including) assault weapons:

This bill would require that any person who, from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2016, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine, as defined, and including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm with the use of a tool, register the firearm with the Department of Justice before January 1, 2018, but not before the effective date of specified regulations.

It is also very clear that this legislation was designed to register assault weapons that were not California compliant, meaning, not firearms that were featureless since they are still legal.

SB 880 and AB 1135 both stated very clearly that:

“ This bill would exempt from punishment under that provision a person who possessed an assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017, if specified requirements are met”.

Since I met the criteria of the law I felt no worries in complying before 30 June 2108. As you know, on 27 June, 2017, Governor Brown signed into law AB 103, which extended the registration period until June 30, 2018.

I rather suspect that ATF Special Agent Crowder was seeking assault weapons since my California AFS report had registered Assault Weapons listed on it (although not all that had been registered) and he specifically took Ehrman and Careaga along for that purpose. It appears that Crowder did not stay current on California Law since the original deadline for registration was 1 January 2017.

ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder is so out of touch with California Law that in his Statement of Probable Cause for Search Warrant he told the Judge that the California Penal Code Section for possession of a machine gun was 12020 (b).  Crowder seems to have a problem staying current on California law since the 12020 (b) penal code section has not been used for six years and the actual code section has been  32625 (a) since 1 January 2012.

ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder actually began his bankruptcy fraud investigation in August 2016 but waited until January 16, 2018 to request the search warrant. I t appears that Crowder waited until the expiration of the original provisions of 1 January 2018 deadline of SB 880 and AB 1135, to search for assault weapons, not realizing or researching the provisions of AB 103 and the extension of the registration deadline to 30 June 2018. This is typical of Crowder, since he advised the Judge in his probable cause for search warrant that I was a “Retired Peace officer” when I am not nor have I ever been. Crowder’s liberal use of perjury to the Court to obtain a search warrant is simply another example of his willingness to violate, 18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy, in a federal investigation.

The 23 felonies I am charged with are for violating the so called evil features assault weapon law of California, a full pistol grip is an assault weapon and therefore illegal but a semi-pistol grip such as a Mini 14 is not an assault weapon.  I must admit that the Ruger Mini 14 rifle, which has the same lethality, function, firepower but looks different than an AR 15 and AK 47 proves this nickname of evil features law and serves no purpose in law or justice. The Ruger Mini 14 semi automatic assault rifle is completely legal in California and requires only standard purchase rifle registration.

As I said before, prior to being arrested for possession of the 23 rifles, I was deciding what direction I would take to make them California compliant prior to the 30 June deadline. I had removed a pistol grip from an AK 47 rifle. This rifle had no other evil features that would make it violate California law at this point. I left the pistol grip and the pistol grip screw in my bedroom which was 30 feet away from the gun safe the rifle was stored in. This rifle was listed in the ATF report as item # 150.

The law for assault weapons is well defined, although, you yourself, Attorney General Becerra, have withdrawn the Assault Weapon definitions from the Office of Administrative Law in July 2018 so perhaps they are not defined at this time.

DOJ Special Agent Brad Ehrman made a report on my arrest in which he identifies each assault weapon and why it is a violation of 30605 (a) PC. This was the basis of the criminal complaint against me.

In his report Ehrman States:

“SAS Careaga and I examined all of the firearms that were seized and found 23 of the long guns to be assault weapons pursuant to Penal Code (PC) section 30515 (a)”.

Ehrman then defines Pistol Grip for purposes of the assault weapons law as:

“ Pistol Grip” that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon means a grip that allows for a pistol style grasp in which the web of the trigger hand (between the thumb and index finger) can be placed beneath or below the top of the exposed portion of the trigger while firing”.

Unlike Penal Code section 30605 (a), Penal Code section 30600 (a), the manufacturing of an assault weapon in California can only be charged as a felony, it is not a wobbler misdemeanor.

Ehrman’s report goes onto identify ATF item # 150 thus:

ATF Item # 150: MAADI Model MISR, 7.62 x 39 (centerfire) assault rifle, serial # CM13963. This rifle is semi automatic, shoots a centerfire cartridge, has a detachable magazine and a pistol grip.This firearm is a category 3 assault rifle under PC 30515 and possession of this firearm is a felony under PC 30605”.

As I said I removed the pistol grip from this rifle deciding how to make it California Compliant prior to the 30 June registration deadline. It had no pistol grip on it and therefore does not meet the criteria as stated by Ehrman in his report. Ehrman not only inspected this firearm with his supervisor Careaga but he looked over this rifle again in Crowder’s ATF office with Special Agent Rosa Rueda, who took extensive photographs of them.

Attached is the ATF evidence photograph of this rifle. You can see in the photograph that someone has taped the “PISTOL GRIP” to the side of the rifle. It is very clear that an agent found the pistol grip in the bedroom and put it back on the gun (taped to side). This was then confirmed by Supervisor Careaga, Agent Ehrman and possibly Agent Rueda as an assault weapon in violation of California Law. This was done during a Federal bankruptcy investigation and is therefore subject to the violations set forth in 18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy, making this a Federal crime and civil rights violation.

The photo makes it clear that someone attached the grip to the rifle but did not go so far as to screw it back on. A grip screw is not a grip and no Special Agent no matter how “special” has the legal authority to manufacture an assault weapon in the State of California in violation of California code section 30600(a):

30600.  (a) Any person who, within this state, manufactures or causes to be manufactured, distributes, transports, or imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives or lends any assault weapon or any .50 BMG rifle, except as provided by this chapter, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for four, six, or eight years.

 

In addition to Ehrman’s, Careaga’s and possibly Rueda’s involvement in manufacturing an assault weapon where there wasn’t one and tampering with evidence during a Federal Bankruptcy fraud investigation, they may have also conspired to commit another violation of  18 U.S. Code § 1519 when they falsified the charges being investigated. I suspect that this falsification of Ehrman’s report was done for several reasons.

First, to justify why I was charged with possession of assault weapons during the registration period that was granted by the Governor and State legislature. Secondly, to defraud the Federal Government in falsely reporting Crime statistics so it would appear that the California Department of Justice had taken 23 firearms from a convicted felon. This defrauding of the

federal Government may also involve the reimbursement of Federal monies for seizure of weapons from felons or street gangs.

Finally, it appears that California Department of Justice Special Agents, Ehrman and Careaga (Careaga reviewed and approved Ehrman’s report on 2/1/18) are intentionally lying in this report to assist the reelection of you sir, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, with false statistics of how many guns you have taken from felons. Ehrman and Careaga have falsely reported that the crime I was charged with in their report in addition to the assault weapons charges was felon in possession of firearms, 29800 (a) PC.

29800 (a)(1) Any person who has been convicted of, or has an outstanding warrant for, a felony under the laws of the United States, the State of California, or any other state, government, or country, or of an offense enumerated in subdivision (a), (b), or (d) of Section 23515, or who is addicted to the use of any narcotic drug, and who owns, purchases, receives, or has in possession or under custody or control any firearm is guilty of a felony.

Had I been a convicted Felon, you may rest assured that Vengeful Butte County District Attorney Michael Ramsey would have charged me with this crime, he did not, however, it is clear by falsifying a report used in a Federal Criminal investigation Ehrman and Careaga have committed felonies, willingly.

I am in the process of making a civil rights complaint to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office and hope to forward you a copy when this is done.

Your law enforcement officers working for the Attorney General’s Office appear to be rogue Special Agents who are clearly out of control and willing to commit crimes in the name of reelecting you and your tough on crime statistics.

The crime I am charged with is not a crime of violence but is a crime of politics, very bad politics. I have no criminal record and the only violence I have been involved in during my lifetime was as a Law Enforcement Officer fighting drunks, tweekers, crazies and others. My crime is a political one because Law makers in this once great State play politics with people’s lives, they ignore the constitutional provisions of ex post facto law and grandfather clauses. They also create mythological law against the appearance of a firearm rather than the function and lethality of it. California is currently on a rampage to create political prisoners that is no less vile than the most corrupt regimes of history. The illegal actions of your Special Agents with the California Department of Justice have proved this thesis beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

David Edward Martin

3108 Aloha Lane

Chico, California 95973

  1. California Governor Jerry Brown

1315 10th Street

Sacramento, California 95814

26  September 2018

 

Honorable Jeff Sessions

Attorney General of the United States of America

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

This letter is to report criminal activity conducted by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, California Department of Justice Special Agents and possibly the Attorney General of the State of California.

The criminal violations that I will address in this letter are as follows but not limited to:

United States Code Violations:

18 U.S. Code Chapter 96 – RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS;

18 U.S. Code § 242 – Deprivation of rights under color of law

18 U.S. Code § 371 – Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States;

18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy;

California Penal Code Violations:

California Penal Code Section, 30600 (a), Manufacturing an Assault Weapon;

California Penal Code Section 182, Criminal Conspiracy;

California Penal Code Section 132 Offering False Evidence;

California Penal Code Section 134 Preparing False Evidence;

In addition I wish to make a request that the Law Enforcement branch of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms be abolished and that the Special Agents should be reassigned and absorbed by more active agencies within the Federal Government such as I.C.E., Border Patrol and Customs. As evidence as to why this would better serve the People I will cite the abuses of ATF against Hmong/American General Vang Pao. General Pao served his native nation and the United States with great honor only to have his life ruined by corrupt ATF Agents.

Given the ATF low case load they seem to be spending their time creating crimes, fabricating evidence to prosecute these crimes successfully and doing as they please including committing crimes ostensibly in the name of the United States of America. The ATF and its Agents clearly have a history of creating crimes where there were not any. Given the track record of the ATF’s bizarre pursuit of nothing, Ruby Ridge, Waco and now General Vang Pao, the Law Enforcement structure of the ATF would better serve the American People by helping to eradicate MS 13 and other violent narcotics gangs and Cartels.

The ATF Prosecution and Persecution against General Vang Pao:

General Vang Pao was a soldier who fought against the Communist Government in Laos. He was a valuable and honorable ally in the United States War against Communism (which is a totalitarian concept gaining strength again). General Pao commanded a Guerilla Army in the highland jungles of Laos rescuing many downed U.S. Pilots and relieving Communist Army pressure on U.S. combat operations. General Pao’s noble efforts in support of the United States were later betrayed by the ATF in its insane efforts to make work and justify their existence.

In 2007, general Vang Pao, the 77 year old retired General and American Citizen was arrested by the ATF in an “OPERATION” (ATF has this juvenile obsession to name all of their investigations with a immature name like they are writing scripts for Hollywood action films) “Tarnished Eagle”.

The New Republic (T.A. Frank, 2/9/11) described the ATF anti terrorist Operation Tarnished Eagle thus:

“A strange terrorism case gets even stranger. Hoffmaster, however, wasn’t really an arms dealer. Nor was his name Hoffmaster. He was a Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) agent named Steve Decker, and he was about to set in motion one of the more peculiar-if not outright brain-dead-anti-terrorism efforts of the past decade, one that finally reached an ignominious conclusion last month”.

Reporter Frank goes onto say:”As the trial dragged on, the case began to look flimsier. There was no evidence that Vang Pao had agreed to any plan, much less devised one. And in the bigger picture, it was beside the point. The main charge-attempting to overthrow the Laotian government in violation of the Neutrality Act-was a bizarre application for an effort to save some kinsman in the Laotian jungle”.

Sadly Government Corruption, Crimes and Perjury have become so commonly accepted by the government (the one that formerly was for, by and of the people) and these so consistently go unpunished that even the defense attorneys refer to perjury now as “misstatements”.

In the case against General Pao, the federal prosecutors admit that Search warrant Affidavits used perjury to obtain the SearchWarrants (from General Pao’s motion for discovery of grand jury transcripts Case No:2:07-CR0266 FCD):

“Another ATF agent, Eric Crowder, signed fifteen affidavits in support of search warrants. As defendants laid out in detail in their motion to dismiss for Outrageous Government Conduct, these affidavits misstated numerous facts. For example, as the government has now admitted, all 19 of them attested to supposedly incriminating exchanges at the Febuary 7,2007 Amarin Restaurant meeting that appear nowhere on the audio recording of that meeting. In some cases, the government insists that the conversations occurred, but the recording device failed to capture them-although it admits that the agent first memorialized the allegedly missing conversations “approximately five to seven weeks” after the meeting, and that in a report that he wrote just days after the meeting, he did not describe them, nor did he state that the recording omitted any significant conversations. In other cases, the government candidly admits that the undercover agent “cannot presently remember” that the facts he swore to in his affidavit are true. Similarly, all 19 of the affidavits falsely stated that this case started when defendant Harrison Jack reached out to a “defense contractor”-an allegation intended to convey that the defendants had ready sources of weapons. But in fact, the person that Jack allegedly contacted, Namon Hawthorne, was not a defense contractor, but a purveyor of specially processed water which he claims can cure Diabetes, leukemia, shingles and numerous other ailments”.

Truly, given this prosecution of a man and others who served the United States honorably was based on perjury and fabrication of evidence the Governments anti-corruption operation against itself should be named “OPERATION TARNISHED BADGE”.

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives is clearly an antiquated and unnecessary extra layer in the Federal Bureaucracy. Even the Federal Government seems to not know what to do with them. It seems that they began as revenue agents with the Bureau of Internal revenue, chasing moonshiners in 1920. In 1927they were transferred to the Treasury Department. Then, in1930 they were transferred to the Justice Department. It became a division of the FBI in 1933. With the repeal of the Volstead Act in 1933, it was transferred back to Treasury and became the Alcohol Tax Unit. In 1942 with new federal firearms laws, the ATU was given the task of enforcement. In 1950 the Bureau of Internal Revenue became the Internal Revenue Service and the ATU was given responsibility for enforcing Tobacco laws as well and they had their name changed to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division (ATTD). So they really are just tax collectors with guns. In 1968 their name was changed to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. In 1972 they were again transferred to the Treasury Department. It seems no organization wants them.

The Charges were dismissed against General Pao in 2009 and he died in 2011. In 2009 the Federal prosecutor continued the prosecutions against General Pao’s co-conspitators. These charges were finally dropped in 2011. According to Reporter Frank, of the New Republic: “But last October, the judge, Frank Darnell, strongly suggested that the prosecutors had no case. They sent this guy from justice and he got his head handed to him, recalls federal Defender Daniel Broderick, who represented Jack……The justice Departments Sacramento office issued only a blanket statement: After considering all aspects of the case, we decided that under the totality of circumstances, it is not in the government’s interest to continue this prosecution, said U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner. While some defense attorneys have raised claims of misconduct, I believe the case was investigated and prosecuted properly and professionally.”

Blind and Deaf men have better sight and vision than Mr. Wagner. The most accurate quote mentioned in Mr. Frank’s article was from Henry Kissinger who pointed out: “To be an enemy of the United States might be dangerous, but to be its friend is fatal.” For General Vang Pao, Patriotic Hmong, Patriotic American, his friendship with the United States by way of the ATF was fatal.

Suspects in this matter:

ATF Special Agent Eric Crowder of the Sacramento office.

California Department of Justice Special Agent Supervisor Lee Careaga

California Department of Justice Special Agent Brad Ehrman

California Department of Justice Special Agent Rosa Rueda

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

Other law enforcement officers present during the search may constitute witnesses or co conspirators.

Any California Department of Justice employee who may be involved in the unlawful reporting of crime statistics to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform crime Reports (UCR) for purposes of Federal reimbursement or grant monies, to secure political office or for perjured statistical reporting.

Synopsis of the crimes:

In August 2016 ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder received a report that I had committed chapter 13 Bankruptcy Fraud. Crowder opened a Bankruptcy Fraud investigation. This even though federal Protocol states this is under the jurisdiction of the Federal bankruptcy trustee.

Crowder’s informant was Mathew Lakota who makes his living filing Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits against small businesses. He had a judgment through assignment of a default judgment against me. He failed to follow up on his Chapter 13 creditor claim when I informed him and served him with a form IRS 1099 to report his assignment chapter 13 income.

Lakota told Crowder that I had undeclared firearms that were not listed in the bankruptcy. In fact I had used the firearms as collateral for a loan from a family member over a year before the bankruptcy. At the time of the bankruptcy I had not repaid the loan and had spent the money so I considered the firearms to not be reportable property since another had a contractual collateral ownership of the firearms.

Crowder waited until January 16, 2018, to obtain a search warrant of my home taking all of my firearms. He also charged me with possession of 23 Assault Weapons under California law. Crowder also tried unsuccessfully to charge me with possession of a machine gun for having demilled machinegun parts. Most of the parts that he used were not mine and had to have been planted in the case by Crowder.

The Assault weapons that Crowder charged me with were confirmed by his expert witnesses California Department of Justice Special Agent Supervisor Lee Careaga and Special Agent Brad Ehrman.

One of the assault weapons I was charged with (three year prison sentence for this possession) was not an assault weapon under California Law as it had no pistol grip. I had removed the pistol grip to make it California legal. The pistol grip was in the bedroom 30 feet from the weapon locked in a gun safe. Crowder with the apparent assistance of Cargaga and Ehrman put the pistol grip on the rifle thereby manufacturing an assault weapon in violation of California Penal Code section 30600 (a), a felony.

Crowder violated California Penal Code section 30600 (a) during the course of a federal Bankruptcy investigation. Crowder manufactured this assault weapon and evidence to violate my civil rights under the color of authority. He was clearly assisted by his experts who identified this specific weapon as being in violation of 30605 (a) pc, possession of an assault weapon.

Special Agent Rosa Rueda photographed this weapon and may be a witness or an accessory to the state and federal criminal violations and civil rights violations.

The evidence is abundantly clear. In the photograph the pistol grip is taped to the side of the rifle and someone put the grip screw back into the receiver of the rifle. Since Careaga, Ehrman and Crowder determined this to be an assault weapon it is clear that they have violated the law by manufacturing one in California.

Careaga and Ehrman then falsified their report on my assault weapons. They claimed that my weapons were taken because I was a convicted felon. This is not true and was already known and could be easily verified as false. In fact they knew that I was a 20 year law enforcement veteran. I believe that they have falsified this report in a federal investigation for several reasons:

  1. To falsely report statistics to the Federal Bureau of investigation Uniform Crime Reports to boost their felon in possession of firearms statistics.
  2. To apply for federal grant money or gain payment from the federal government for firearms destroyed through this falsification of reports.
  3. To assist California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in his contested race for reelection as Attorney General through the use of falsely reported statistics to the FBI and UCR. It is clear that the falsification of this report was intentional and therefore AG Becerra could be culpable were it a verbal directive within his agency.

In addition ATF Agent Crowder ignored California State law which had an open registration period which allowed my firearms to be registered at any time prior to 1 July 2018. Crowder arrested me for assault weapons on 17 January 2018, six months before the deadline.

I have attached my letter and other attachments to that letter. I hold out little hope that the California Attorney General will do anything with my complaint to correct his rouge agency and Agents except to cover it up.

I read one report of one of Crowder’s previous exploits that he was severely intoxicated with an unknown substance during an investigation. In my past law enforcement experience undercover operations were no excuse to get drunk and high on drugs. I think that given Crowder’s behavior of altering facts in the general Pao case and his willful felony commission of manufacturing an assault weapon in my case he may not be psychologically fit for his position as an ATF special Agent. His behavior is also why I think all law enforcement officers should be drug tested just as private enterprise does. The opioid and narcotics crisis is not immune to law enforcement officers. Illicit Narcotics are in fact very easily available to law enforcement officers especially Special Agents of the ATF who claim to conduct drug cases frequently.

David Martin

3108 Aloha Lane

Chico, California 95973

530-717-5500 zilbwit@gmail.com

This is the kind of lunacy that the ATF dreams up then uses perjury to make a case. It is unfortunate that our criminal justice system has become so numb or accepting of law enforcement officers committing perjury that it is now characterized as “MISSTATEMENTS” instead of intentional cold, calculated and criminal perjury:

https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article2555286.ece/BINARY/USvVANGPAO

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

SACRAMENTO DIVISION

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Plaintiff,

 

 

HARRISON ULRICH JACK; GENERAL

VANG PAO, aka Pao Vang, aka Vang Pao;

LO CHA THAO; LO THAO, aka President Lo

Thoa, aka Xia Lo Thao; YOUA TRUE

VANG, aka Joseph Youa Vang, aka Colonel

Youa True Vang;

HUE VANG; CHONG

YANG THAO; SENG VUE; CHUE LO;

NHIA KAO VANG; and DANG VANG, aka

David Vang,

Defendants.

 

Case No. 2:07-CR-0266 FCD

 

DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS

FOR OUTRAGEOUS GOVERNMENT

CONDUCT

 

Date:

April 6, 2009

Time: 1:30 pm

Judge:

Hon. Frank C. Damrell, Jr.

 

 

 

 

Item E: The agents submit false and misleading sworn affidavits.

 

While the foregoing describes what emerges from the government’s evidence, the undercover ATF agent told a startlingly different story in his sworn affidavits. Those affidavits—and 19 more signed by another agent, Erik Crowder, who echoes the undercover agent’s story—are riddled with false statements and misleading omissions, creating a version of the “plot” that is more fiction than reality. First, the undercover agent stated that Harrison Jack came to the ATF’s attention because “he reached out to a defense contractor.”

 

Agent Crowder repeated this allegation in each of his affidavits.

 

This was clearly intended to suggest that Jack had legitimate connections with arms merchants, and therefore posed a serious threat of obtaining weapons and delivering them to Laos. But as explained above, the statement is pure fantasy. As the undercover agent was well aware—having engaged in lengthy conversations with Jack about the subject—Namon Hawthorne was not a “defense contractor,” but a purveyor of “kinetically charged” water, which Jack believed could cure radiation poisoning, diabetes, and a host of other conditions. The agents also omitted from their affidavits that Jack wanted guns not for any offensive purpose, but for besieged Hmong villagers “to protect themselves.”

 

And they omitted any mention of Jack’s statements that the people Jack was connected to preferred not to use force, and did not care about taking over the government, but rather, were simply “trying to survive.”

 

The undercover agent’s affidavit goes on to describe a meeting on February 7, 2007. Agent Crowder repeated this description in each of his affidavits.

 

This meeting is critical to the government’s case—it is the only time the agent met General Vang Pao. But the agents’ descriptions of it include pure fabrications that find no support in the tape recordings of the meeting, and gross mischaracterizations of the dialog that the tapes do reflect. The February 7Th meeting occurred at a crowded Thai restaurant, where a large retinue of Hmong people (including the General’s wife and many others) were eating lunch at two tables.

 

In describing the meeting, the agents repeatedly and misleadingly attribute supposedly incriminating statements to “Jack and General Vang Pao” collectively, as though both were actively discussing the supposed coup plot at the meeting. In fact, General Vang Pao—whose English is poor and who requires a translator—said virtually nothing to the agent at the lunch meeting. The only exchange between General Vang Pao and the agent that appears on the tape of the lunch meeting is the following:

 

Vang Pao: How do you do? General Vang Pao.

 

Steve:  Nice to meet you.

 

Vang Pao: Yeah.

 

Moreover, much of the agents’ description of the dialog attributed to “Jack and General Vang Pao” is simply fabricated, corresponding to nothing on the tape recordings. For example, the undercover agent said in his affidavit, “During the meeting at the restaurant on February 7, 2007, I told Jack and General Vang Pao that I needed to have them show me on maps exactly

 

where they needed me to insert both the troops and munitions, . . . [and] [t]hey stated that they understood and could provide me with maps showing the points of insertion, as well as the placement of insurgent troops and Lao government troops.”

 

But the tapes reveal no discussion at all like this at the lunch meeting. Nor is there any support for the undercover agent’s statement in his affidavit that “I told Jack and General Vang Pao that I needed to get an operational briefing from someone doing the operations planning for their insurgent operation, as well as copies of the operations plan.”

 

The agent simply made this up. The undercover agent also attests that Jack and General Vang Pao described to him what appeared to be a serious insurgency plan: Jack and General Vang Pao advised me that the plan was to provide arms to insurgents who were in place in Laos, and to initiate hostile military action in the very near future against military forces of the government of Laos. I was advised that the insurgents would attack Lao government soldiers and positions and attempt to gain control of certain areas of the border between Laos and Thailand. But the taped record contains no statements like this either. Jack said at the meeting that he was “trying to get these people [i.e., the Hmong victims of genocide] out from an area where they’re encircled in,” and that he wanted to “secure tight border crossings and avenues” for them to escape. But he made clear that the “optimum situation” was not to use force at all.

 

And there was no mention of “insurgents” or of initiating a “hostile military action” at all—only of escape. At the bail hearing on July 12, 2007, defendants asked the government to explain these contradictions between the agent’s account of the February 7 meeting in his affidavit and the taped records of the meeting. The government responded that it was reviewing the recordings and would provide an explanation.It has never done so.

 

In addition to fabricating seemingly damning evidence, the agents omitted numerous

exculpatory facts. They said nothing about the so-called conspirators’ apparent belief that elements of the U.S. government, including the CIA, Two-Star Generals, and senior Congressional leaders, knew of and supported their efforts—or of the undercover agent’s own actions to encourage that belief. They also did not disclose the undercover agent’s efforts to goad the “conspirators” to do more and use more weaponry, or their obvious ineptitude when it came to doing any realistic planning.Nor did the agents explain how General Vang Pao and other Hmong came to be in this country, while thousands of their brethren remained in Laos to become defenseless targets of extermination by the Lao government. The undercover agent said that he researched General Vang Pao, and therefore he must have known that, during the Vietnam War, Vang Pao led a CIA-backed “secret army” of Hmong forces which fought on behalf of the United States in Laos.

 

Under General Vang’s leadership, this force fought more bravely and effectively than anyone had imagined it could, holding the North Vietnamese and communist Pathet Lao forces to a standstill. But it did so at an enormous cost, suffering massive casualties to advance American interests.

 

The agent must also have known that, after the United States ceded Laos to the communists in the Paris Peace Accord, General Vang Pao and a few thousand others were allowed to come to this country, while many more Hmong remained in Laos and tried to resume their simple lifestyle. The communist government was in such disarray that only recently has it begun in earnest its campaign to punish those remaining Hmong for their support for America. The agent omitted this history from his affidavit.

 

Moreover, the agents went out of their way to create the impression that all of the defendants supported the alleged plan, despite the extensive wiretap evidence demonstrating deep and entrenched opposition. Indeed, in the affidavits, the agents repeatedly and misleadingly referred to the alleged conspiracy itself as “Neo Hom,” a Hmong organization founded by General Vang Pao, even while admitting that “at no time has the term ‘Neo Hom’ been used by any of the suspects in my presence to identify their affiliation.” Their use of this term was plainly designed to equate Neo Hom and its members with the alleged conspiracy, whereas in fact—as the agents surely knew—Lo Cha Thao and others deliberately distanced themselves from Neo Hom (“Neo Hom’s people are just . . . ordinary. None of them can do anything. They are all just fakes.”). The agents did not describe, of course, the May 2007 directive by General Vang Pao to Lo Cha Thao that there must not be “any other violence whatsoever,” nor the numerous other statements in wiretapped calls and interviews disclosing that same thing, nor did they disclose that General Vang Pao had berated Lo Cha Thao and Lo Thao at the June 2 meeting for discussing the plan. To the contrary, the agents’ affidavits misleadingly describe the press reports about the aftermath of General Vang Pao’s November 2003 speech calling for reconciliation as evidence that he now favors violence, despite the evidence that they themselves intercepted showing just the opposite. The undercover agent also misrepresented his own repeated consumption of alcohol during his meetings with the alleged “conspirators”. His affidavit states that he consumed alcohol at the March 5, 2007 meeting with Jack and Lo Cha Thao, suggesting that this was a noteworthy and isolated event. But he does not disclose that he also consumed alcohol (both beer and hard liquor) on at least the meetings on April 12, April 24, May 3, May 11, and May 23.

 

This provides some further detail of the Perjury used by the AFT Special Agents:

Grand Jury discovery order

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-caed-2_07-cr-00266/pdf/USCOURTS-caed-2_07-cr-00266-86.pdf

ATF SPECIAL AGENT ERIK W. CROWDER WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BUREAU OF FIREARMS SPECIAL AGENTS BRAD EHRMAN AND SPECIAL AGENT SUPERVISOR LEE CAREAGA MANUFACTURED AN ILLEGAL CALIFORNIA ASSAULT WEAPON THEREBY COMMITTING MULTIPLE FELONIES DURING A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION AND CHARGED ME WITH THIS FELONY CRIME:

As I stated in my letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (unanswered) and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (answered) while trying to decide what to do with my firearms to make them legal before the 30 June 2018 California registration deadline I removed the pistol grip from one AK rifle and it was then a featureless rifle just like the Ruger mini 14 rifle and was California legal without the need to be registered. Again , California Assault Weapons Law allows you to remove the firing pin from any Assault Rifle or Pistol regardless of the evil features on the firearm and it it then California Legal and NOT an assault weapon but a common rifle or pistol, this is probably how I would have resolved my firearms prior to the 30 June deadline.

The pistol grip and pistol grip screw removed from the rifle were stored in my bedroom 30 feet from the gun safe the rifle was secured in. California Department of Justice (under Becerra Departent of Injustice) Bureau of Firearms Special Agents Brad Ehrman and Lee Careaga (Ehrman’s Supervisor) determined that the following photographed rifle is an assault weapon under California Law as it has a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon. Therefore since this pistol grip was not on the weapon at the time Crowder, Ehrman and Careaga seized it during the Federal Investigation then they manufactured this weapon in violation of California Law, a Felony. In addition it appears that they conspired together to do this together.

THIS IS THAT WEAPON WHICH IS PUNISHABLE BY THREE YEARS IN PRISON THAT THEY HAVE CHARGED ME WITH THEREBY VIOLATING MY CIVIL RIGHTS:

AK no Grip # 150 LETTER enlarge

The grip screw has been screwed  (manufactured) into the action and the pistol grip has been taped to the left side of the receiver (see grip under blue tape on the right).

A GREAT CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (THERE ARE A FEW GOOD ONES), HIS PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH TO GOOD GOVERNMENT MAKES ME WANT TO MOVE TO WISCONSIN:

JIM SENSENBRENNER

So I thought ridding the United States Government of a corrupt, dysfunctional and repetitive do nothing but create crimes in their own minds Law Enforcement Agency was my original idea, it was not and after creating this page when I typed my web address into a search engine Mr. Jim Sensenbrenner’s current legislation to eliminate the ATF showed up.

I highly suggest that Freedom Loving American’s support U.S. Representative Sensenbrenner’s Bill in Congress. The timing of Mr. Sensenbrenner’s bill in January 2017 makes it clear that the action against me by ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder and his Supervisors, Russell G. Barlowe Jr. ,Resident Agent in Charge, Sacramento Field Office and Jill A. Snyder, Resident Agent in Charge, San Francisco Field Division, was done to improve the low investigation “STATS” of the do little ATF and save their cushy safe Federal jobs from Mr. Sensenbrenner. Why otherwise would the Federal ATF break protocol and investigate Bankruptcy Fraud when there is a federal agency specifically tasked to handle these matters?

Here is some information about Mr. Sensenbrenner’s Bill:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/509

Summary: H.R.509 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Introduced in House (01/12/2017)

ATF Elimination Act

This bill abolishes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

It transfers the ATF’s authorities, functions, personnel, and assets to the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

https://libertarianinstitute.org/blog/sensenbrenner-abolish-atf/

Sensenbrenner: Abolish the ATF

By Scott Horton January 16, 2017

“Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., has proposed legislation that would dissolve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The one-time Judiciary Committee chairman said other federal law enforcement agencies can handle the controversial bureau’s duties.

His bill, the ATF Elimination Act, would impose a hiring freeze at the ATF, require the Justice Department to “eliminate and reduce duplicative functions and waste,” and mandate a report to Congress detailing how it would shut down the ATF and transfer its responsibilities to the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency and other departments.

Sensenbrenner would see the FBI assume the ATF’s enforcement of firearms, explosives and arson laws while the DEA would absorb its responsibility for ensuring that alcohol and tobacco are not illegally distributed. The FBI would take over the ATF’s building and assets.”

Read the rest at the Washington Examiner here.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sensenbrenner-close-up-the-atf

Sensenbrenner: Close up the ATF

by Nicole Duran

January 16, 2017 04:29 PM

“The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that has been branded by failure and lacks a clear mission,” Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner said.

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., has proposed legislation that would dissolve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The one-time Judiciary Committee chairman said other federal law enforcement agencies can handle the controversial bureau’s duties.

His bill, the ATF Elimination Act, would impose a hiring freeze at the ATF, require the Justice Department to “eliminate and reduce duplicative functions and waste,” and mandate a report to Congress detailing how it would shut down the ATF and transfer its responsibilities to the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency and other departments.

Sensenbrenner would see the FBI assume the ATF’s enforcement of firearms, explosives and arson laws while the DEA would absorb its responsibility for ensuring that alcohol and tobacco are not illegally distributed. The FBI would take over the ATF’s building and assets.

“Common sense budgeting solutions are necessary, and the ATF Elimination Act is one measure we can take to reduce spending, redundancy, and practice responsible governance,” Sensenbrenner stated in introducing the bill. “The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that has been branded by failure and lacks a clear mission. It is plagued by backlogs, funding gaps, hiring challenges, and a lack of leadership.”

“These facts make it a logical place to begin draining the swamp and acting in the best interest of the American taxpayer,” Sensenbrenner concluded.

The veteran lawmaker first proposed eliminating the ATF after 2010’s “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal, in which the ATF intentionally allowed gun traffickers to sell guns to Mexican cartels in hopes of bringing down the cartels. Instead, the ATF lost track of most of the guns it allowed to flow across the U.S.’s southern border.

 

HERE ARE SOME MORE SOUVENIR PHOTOS THAT ATF SPECIAL AGENT ERIK. W. CROWDER SUBMITTED AS EVIDENCE IN MY CRIMINAL CASE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COPY AND SHARE THEM AS THEY ARE PUBLIC RECORD AND HAVE NO COPYRIGHT. PLEASE NOTE THE PROPENSITY FOR ATF AGENTS TO FAVOR TALIBAN UNDERCOVER BEARDS, STARING ATF SPECIAL AGENT ERIK W. CROWDER AND A CAST OF THOUSANDS:

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IF AR 15 RIFLES ARE WEAPONS OF WAR WHY ARE THE ATF AND POLICE ALLOWED TO HAVE THEM?

SHOULDN’T WEAPONS OF WAR ONLY BE ALLOWED FOR OUR MILITARY AND WAR?