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ATF SWAT Raid That Killed Arkansas Man Stinks Of Excessive Force By Rogue Agency

I saw this story yesterday.  ATF raided a man's house at 6 AM.  Ended up shooting him in the head.  Heard news this morning he passed away.  It is unclear how or why he was shot and Feds don't carry body cams I guess.  Odd part is this guy was the Execute Director of a local airport and not your typical criminal. 

Guns & Gadgets on Youtube had a video out this morning where he read out the search warrant.  If the information from the warrant is correct, the guy was doing some odd straw purchase activity over the last few years.  Buying AR pistols and other guns on gunbroker, transferring them at a local dealer, then selling them as a gun show as a private seller sometimes very soon after buying them.  Odd behavior if true.  I think someone mentioned selling a new Glock 45 for $400. 

Main criticism for the ATF is there were likely a dozen ways they could have made the arrest and search without a high power no-knock raid.  They knew where he worked, had a tracker on his car, and had already set up straw purchases.  They could have just waited for him to come out to go to work.
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Main criticism for the ATF is there were likely a dozen ways they could have made the arrest and search without a high power no-knock raid.  They knew where he worked, had a tracker on his car, and had already set up straw purchases.  They could have just waited for him to come out to go to work.

I was just reading an article on that and yeah the guy was more than likely up to no good, legal wise, but they definitely could have handled the arrest differently
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Shades of Waco and Ruby Ridge.

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Shades of Waco and Ruby Ridge.

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Body count is too low and no mainstream coverage past the initial blurb. ;)

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Shades of Waco and Ruby Ridge.

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I would say it was shades of typical ATF thuggery.  However, it seems that FBI does the same sort of thing. 
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Too early to call it Arkancide? I want to know what senators he met with last week and the subject.
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Obviously it's more fun banging down someone's door with a warrant issued by some compliant rubber-stamp judge than just picking up someone off the street.

"But what if they flush the evidence down the toilet?"

I don't know of any toilets that can be flushed by remote control from the street.  Is there a smartphone app for that?  :rofl: Besides, it's hard to flush either guns or paper evidence down the tubes, remotely or otherwise.
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As was to be expected the use of deadly force by the ATF was justified according to Little Rock Prosecutor.

https://freebasenews.com/2024/06/17/arkansas-prosecutor-concludes-atf-agents-police-used-appropriate-deadly-force-in-malinowski-raid/


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As was to be expected the use of deadly force by the ATF was justified according to Little Rock Prosecutor.

https://freebasenews.com/2024/06/17/arkansas-prosecutor-concludes-atf-agents-police-used-appropriate-deadly-force-in-malinowski-raid/

Just ... WOW!

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  • 6:02:58 a.m. The Little Rock patrol officer employed his vehicle’s emergency lights and siren to announce the presence of law enforcement.
  • 6:02:59 a.m. ATF agents began a series of knocking and announcing ATF presence.’
  • 6:03:27 a.m. Agents use a ram to breach the door.

So at 6 o'clock in the morning, they waited 30 whole seconds after knocking before breaking down the door and swarming the residence. I don't wake up in 30 seconds for an alarm clock that's two feet away from my head.

Shame on that prosecutor for tolerating such jackbooted thuggish behavior,
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