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One year later: As DOJ continues to stonewall, Terry family calls for prosecution of feds

Written By: Bob - Dec• 16•11

The family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is tired of the Justice Department protecting – even promoting – those involved in the gun-walking plot that sent more than 2000 firearms to the Sinaloa drug cartel, and is calling for the criminal prosecution of those responsible.

Family members of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry marked the first anniversary of his death Thursday by calling for criminal prosecution of federal authorities responsible for allowing hundreds of firearms to get into the hands of trafficking organizations.

In a statement released through attorney Pat McGroder, the family said it was “incomprehensible that members of ATF and DOJ would embark on such an egregious operation and then try to conceal the link between this failed investigation and Brian’s murder.

“We now believe that, if it can be shown that laws were broken, then all those responsible for Fast and Furious should be held criminally liable.”

McGroder said that his law firm represents the Terry family as victims in criminal cases linked to the gun-trafficking saga and that it may file a lawsuit against the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

A third weapon, an SKS, was the first weapon recovered at the scene of Terry’s killing and traced by the ATF back to a Texas gun shop and the FBI criminal informant that led the rip crew, but that evidence was quickly hidden by the FBI in another cover-up associated with the plot. FBI Director Robert Mueller denied the existence of the weapon and the coverup in Congressional testimony earlier this week.

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