Arguably senior officials in ATF are chargeable for endangerment under state law.
I would urge you and your staff to look into the record that has been developed so far by the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the sworn testimony by various ATF employees with an eye on what, if any, state criminal laws were violated in the course of the “Fast and Furious” project.
I am suggesting ARS 13-1201 as just one of what may be many examples of violation of state criminal laws by ATF officials.
There is a fundamental issue at stake here.
Sometimes the federal government operates as though it is not subject to any law, even at the federal level. At times it becomes obvious that in the pursuit of their mission, they disregard state law, placing their mission ahead of the public safety and well-being of the people within a state.
Just because they might be federal employees or even federal law enforcement officials, they do not have any kind of immunity for violations of the state criminal code.
I urge you to look closely at the conduct of ATF within Arizona, and investigate whether or not that conduct violated state criminal laws, And if you find the conduct of the ATF senior management did indeed violate state law, please hold those ATF officials accountable to the people of Arizona.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
AN OUTSTANDING IDEA. Open letter to AZ AG Tom Horne: prosecute the ATF people responsible for Fast & Furious under state law.
Hugh Holub has a great idea.