Arizona sheriff says Eric Holder, the DoJ, and the ATF are accomplices to murder

Posted by: Phineas on October 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

**Posted by Phineas

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Pinal county Sheriff Paul Babeu flat-out says Attorney General Eric Holder and members of subordinate federal law-enforcement agencies are criminally liable for their roles in Operation Fast and Furious:

Sheriff Babeu has a point. I’m no expert in the law, but, at the least, it seems we have a case of “accessory before the fact:”

A person who aids, abets, or encourages another to commit a crime but who is not present at the scene. An accessory before the fact, like an accomplice, may be held criminally liable to the same extent as the principal. Many jurisdictions refer to an accessory before the fact as an accomplice.

This scandal cries out for a special prosecutor. But, if one is not appointed, then state and county agencies should investigate whatever falls under their jurisdiction and prosecute as needed. Meanwhile, Congress must continue its investigation to bring out the full federal role in this fiasco, including, if warranted, the impeachment of Eric Holder. Over 200 people have died from “walked” guns, and the idiots who facilitated it must be held to account.

Remember, Rep. Darrell Issa’s famous description of Gunwalker as “felony stupid” includes the word “felony.”

RELATED: Prior posts on Operation Fast and Furious.

via Borderland Beat

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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10 Responses to “Arizona sheriff says Eric Holder, the DoJ, and the ATF are accomplices to murder”


  1. Xrlq says:

    Between this guy, Arpaio and that dunce from Tucson, I doubt there’s a single American out there who at least one Arizona sheriff hasn’t pissed off.

  2. H Hazell says:

    I suppose we’ll just have to say the same thing they must be saying about this in the WH: “So what.” That seems to be their approach to every unethical and/or unconstitutional act they and their people commit.

  3. IS says:

    I saw this earlier today, and let me tell you, that Sheriff really has some courage to come out and speak the truth. I hope nothing bad happens to him.

  4. Carlos says:

    It will be a measure of what kind of backbone the Repubs in Congress have, sorting this all out, along with Solyndra kickbacks and union favors paid per quid pro quo agreements.

    And to Xrlq, there are still some of us out here who appreciate what law enforcement does, even (or especially) if it takes them up against the feds, what with the way this administration has run roughshod over established law and the Constitution.

  5. Adrian says:

    Dear Sheriff Babeu,

    That’s a nice Sheriff’s Dept. you’ve got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it…

    -Eric Holder

  6. RW113 says:

    Carlos: Not to mention the theft of GM from secured lien holders in violation of existing BK laws – there does not even appear to be an inkling of desiring the appearance of propriety – probably means they thing, or thought, their totalitarian form of government would fully control before the 2012 elections.

  7. Carlos says:

    RW113: neither time nor space would allow any more than just a minute cursory listing of some of the most egregious illegal activities of this administration. I’m not real sure ST or Phineas either one would appreciate losing their site for that much compilation.

  8. Tony from Tampa says:

    This entire sordid operation looks to be nothing more than an underhanded attempt to vilify the second amendment to the US Constitution. It makes one wonder, “What will be the next unlawful, unethical and/or vile thing this administration does?”

  9. Liz says:

    This makes me sick to my stomach. We have a small vacation home in Mexico and I assure you, most of the citizens just want the violence to end…unfortunately, they don’t even care who wins anymore! We are making things much worse by supplying weapons to the same people who are dropping severed heads in the street for effect. What in the Lord’s name were the people involved thinking?

  10. TexasDoc says:

    Indict Holder in Texas or Arizona, and Odumbo will not be able to pardon him if he is convicted, nor will Holder have an immunity for his actions.

    If I were Issa, I would be all over this story shouting it from every vantage point and jumping up and down that this needs to be a question for all of the candidates at the next GOP debate.