Sent: Mon, Jan 18, 2010 12:48 am
Subject: An Open Letter to Jody Keeku on the Occasion of her Conduct Review Board.
Dear Agent Keeku,
It is reported that you are to face a Conduct Review Board for bringing public disgrace to the BATFE in the press, to wit, the blogosphere, to wit, my blog, the Sipsey Street Irregulars.
This is understandable. After all, you did frame an innocent man -- David Olofson -- tore him away from his family, and ultimately lodged him in federal prison, where he rots today. You refused to accept the first judgment of the technicians that his rifle was merely a malfunctioning semi-auto and insisted that they retest it until they came up with a verdict more to your liking. This despite the language below from an ATF internal document that was not disclosed by your agency at the trial -- a clear violation of the Brady rule:
AR15 Receivers With M16 Parts
-- The following is a synopsis of the situation involving the manufacturer (sic, MBV) and distribution of AR15 type receivers with M16 parts installed, background information on this issue, description of the manufactures (sic, MBV) and ATF's handling of each to date, ATF's current position, retained for proposed action, and proposed response for resolving the issue. . . (Page One)
-- The purchasers and possessors of AR15-type semiautomatic rifles containing M16 parts will be afforded the opportunity (to) replace and divest themselves of any offending M16 parts in order to revert the firearm to a Title I firearm. . . (Page Three)
MBV NOTE: For entire document see pages 1 through 5 here.
Now, this is not only your fault. ATF Counsel James P. Vann among others bears at least as much responsibility for the conduct of the Olofson railroad job in court. And yet we see that it is you, not one of the senior legal mandarins, who now faces discipline. (I am copying this email to "Little Jimmy" for that reason.)
So what are we to conclude? If the ATF comes down on you for doing what street agents are normally patted on the head and promoted for -- that is, making your case and securing a conviction -- then are they admitting that the case was bogus? If you are guilty of bringing discredit on the agency, then are they admitting that David Olofson is an innocent man? How can we conclude otherwise, since the sum and substance of my complaints are entirely about the Olofson case? Thus, either they circle the wagons around you (as they have since the beginning up until now), or they must immediately admit their errors as well as yours and seek David Olofson's immediate release.
And if they follow the pattern that upper management has always followed -- to throw street agents under the bus when cases go south to protect their own royal asses -- then aren't they absolving you of your previous loyalty to keep silent about their own transgressions?
Thus, if you would like to chat about what you know of misconduct and legal malfeasance in the Olofson case, I urge you to find a US Attorney or a Congressman to rat the bastards out. They certainly have shown their disloyalty to you. And remember, as you well know, in a federal conspiracy, advantage always goes to the first conspirator to rat out the others.
Awaiting the next shoe to drop with great anticipation, I remain, your most interested observer,
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters
A note to all Irregulars: Please feel free to send copies of this to every gun blogger and discussion board that you know. You might also ask your Congressman to look into this matter. -- MBV