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Patrick Richardson

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August 11, 2011 - 8:09 am

Fox News is reporting the DoJ is refusing to grant crime victim status to the family of murdered border patrol agent Brian Terry.

Terry, you’ll recall, is the man who was shot down by Mexican Drug Cartel members with a gun sold to them by our own ATF as part of Operation Fast and Furious.

Motions of this sort are routinely granted by the prosecution, and usually only opposed by defense. In this case, it’s the prosecutor doing the denying. The prosecutor’s reasoning?

U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke argues because the family was not “directly or proximately harmed” by the illegal purchase of the murder weapon, it does not meet the definition of “crime victim” in the Avila case. Burke claims the victim of the Avila’s gun purchases, “is not any particular person, but society in general.”

You have got to be kidding me.

I don’t want to get off on a rant here (again with apologies to Dennis Miller) but there was no “particular” victim? Just “society in general.”

This has been one of the major arguments for gun control all along, the “societal cost.” Does it surprise anyone at all that the current DoJ, led by the incompetent Eric Holder, would attempt to use this case for political gain? Especially when they’re under such fire already.

I hate to tell you this Mr. Burke, but the “particular” victim in this case is Brian Terry. Dead, you see. Someone shot him you twit. His family are proximate victims because, well, their son is dead.

To tell these people they’re not crime victims goes beyond the insensitive (and aren’t all you liberals supposed to be “sensitive) to the ludicrous. My lord people at what point do we all wake up, look around and start screaming at the top of our lungs about what this country has become. This is beyond stupid. It’s beyond insulting.

I really have no words for what this actually is, beyond one more example, if we really needed it, that it’s time for a top-to-bottom house cleaning in DC. Unfortunately, this pimple on an abcess Burke is low level enough he’ll probably survive any changes anyway.

But he should be fired — and ashamed of himself. Unfortunately, shame is a bourgeois concept liberals don’t get.

Patrick Richardson has been a journalist for almost 15 years and an inveterate geek all his life. He blogs regularly at www.otherwheregazette.com, which aims to be like another SF magazine, just not so serious.
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