Thursday, October 17, 2013

ATF’s prescription for leaking secrets: A firing squad?

Department of Justice FIRED UP: A photo in an ATF training manual suggesting that a firing squad could be the penalty for leaking secrets enrages First Amendment defenders. After months of anguished debate over mass shootings, gun control and Second Amendment rights, the Justice Department finds itself on the defensive after a training manual surfaced that suggests federal agents could face a firing squad for leaking government secrets. The online manual for the Bureau [...]
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Back in the day, photographs of a foreign legion firing squad reminded me of "Beau Geste" 1939 classic movie starring Gary Cooper or the Tombstone Pizza commercial.  Remember that?  "What do you WANT on your tombstone Pierre?"

But the thought in the year 2013 that the DOJ wants to assassinate whistleblowers by placing them before firing squads is a bridge too far especially coming from an agency under an administration that is the most corrupt and oppressive in the history of the United States.

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