Border invaded unsecured and dangerous TBV on The Ruthie Report

Please join Ruthie this Thursday April 24th – 8 to 10 pm CST
with Guest Jim Gibson of the TBV = Texas Border Volunteers
There is so much happening on our southern border than the Average Citizen is so unaware of
Our southern border is being invaded, it is unsecured and it is dangerous to the point of deadly
Jim will share with us the current status on the numbers crossing and reported by the TBV
Jim will share with us any updated and new information he has and we will discuss some of
the items below and other information Jim would like to share
Remember – the TBV is on the front lines in Texas – 70 miles north of the border and the
numbers of those spotted and caught – this far in the interior is ASTOUNDING, ALARMING
and proves the mantra that the southern border is more secure than ever is a LIE!!!!!
Jim Gibson will join the show at the top of the 9 O’Clockhour
Texas Border Volunteers

TYLER, TX — Federal authorities say a three-day operation has resulted in the arrest of 40 people in East Texas who were in the U.S. illegally.
40 illegal immigrants with criminal records arrested in East Texas
Illegal Immigration from Honduras on the Rise

Agents Detain 140 Illegal Immigrants in Alton
Residents of Texas Border City ‘Least Likely to Feel Safe’ Walking at Night
US arrests more than 200 immigrants in Texas
Additional significant findings include:
  • Gangs continue to pose a substantial threat to public safety in Texas and are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime in our communities.
  • Many gangs in Texas continue to work with Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs, weapons, people and cash across the border. The relationships between some gangs and cartels have evolved over the past year due in part to volatility and changes in cartel structures and relationships in Mexico.
  • Of the incarcerated members of Tier 1 and Tier 2 gangs, more than half are serving a sentence for a violent crime, including robbery (25 percent), homicide (13 percent), and assault/terroristic threat (15 percent).
  • Texas-based gangs, gang members and their associates are active in both human smuggling and human trafficking, which often includes sex trafficking and compelling prostitution of adult and minor victims. Gangs will continue to operate in human trafficking due to the potential for large and renewable profits and the assumed low risk of detection by law enforcement.
  • Tango Blast remains the state’s most significant gang threat. The Tier 1 gangs in Texas are: Tango Blast and Tango cliques (more than 8,200 members); Texas Syndicate (more than 4,400 members); Texas Mexican Mafia (more than 5,500 members), and Barrio Azteca (more than 2,000 members).
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Those Left Behind – Bonnie Eggle on The Ruthie Report

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The Victims and Their Families – of Illegal Immigration
Are Being Forgotten By Many…. They are Not Being Heard Nor Considered
Please join Ruthie this week Thursday April 17, 2014 8-10 pm CST on The Ruthie Report with
GUEST Bonnie Eggle - Bonnie will join the show at 9 pm
While the games regarding illegal immigration continue to be played in Washington DC and by our elected State Officials
NO ONE considers what this on-going, out of control, lawless invasion and the subsequent pandering is doing to ……..
the Family, Friends, Communities and Loved Ones ….of those lost, those murdered to due to the inaction to enforce our current
immigration laws and secure the border.
NOT ONLY are the victims themselves, pushed to the back of many minds - by so many……….BUT … THOSE LEFT BEHIND as well.
It is hard for many of those continuing dealing with the loss of a loved due to illegal immigration whether recent or in years past…..
to hear TODAY – the pandering, the gift giving, the proposed suggestions and legislation of Amnesty  – like BONNIE EGGLE -
leaving them to wonder and wrestle with questions of why, whether the losses and sacrifices of their loved ones are taken into
consideration – if their deaths matter.
This elevated pandering- instead of enforcing the Rule of Law and securing our borders  … brings to the fore-front AGAIN and AGAIN
(and in many cases….painfully) the loss of so many.
Please join Bonnie and Ruthie as the Mother of yet another fallen Office in Enforcement ….shares with us -
Kris’s Life, that frieghtful day – and what she believes must transpire.
Archived response from my Guest this evening Bonnie Eggle
found at
The Murder of Kris Eggle — a remembrance from his mother 
Bonnie Eggle, 
Mother of murdered Law Enforcement Ranger Kristopher William Eggle  
Fueled by anguish and outrage at the circumstances of their son’s death, Bob and Bonnie Eggle became border control activists. They appeared on national television shows with Bill O’Reilly, Shawn Hannity and Phil Donahue to raise public awareness of their son’s sacrifice in defense of our borders. Bob testified before Congress.
Kris was a young man of amazing accomplishments. Raised in the small town of Cadillac , Michigan, Kris became an Eagle Scout, a National Honor Society Student, and graduated from Cadillac High School as Valedictorian in 1991. Kris was a member of the cross-country and track teams at Cadillac High School where he won numerous awards at the local and state level, then went on to run for the University of Michigan cross-country team.
Kris was aiming for a future with the National Park Service, and in 1995, he accepted a Student Conservation Association position at Great Smoky Mountains National Parktracking wild boar and bears. He served as a US Park Ranger at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Canyonlands National Park before arriving at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in 2000. He was elected president of his class at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center where he graduated in June of 2002 at the top of his class and was awarded the National Park Service Director’s Award for outstanding achievement. He always took great pride in his daily work providing for visitors’ needs and protecting our Nation’s heritage.
In the wake of 9/11, Kris protected his country by intercepting thousands of pounds of illegal drugs, many weapons, and hundreds of illegal lawbreakers from foreign countries, and by guarding a 31-mile stretch of our nation’s southern boundary.
Kris Eggle was shot and killed in the line of duty at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on August 9, 2002, while pursuing members of a drug cartel hit squad who fled into the United States after committing a string of murders in Mexico.
He was 28 years old.
As a fellow Organ Pipe ranger commented, “Kris died serving his country and his death has great value and meaning. But the life of Kris Eggle, even more than his death, continues to set the standard.”
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News for Week of April 17th
Jeb Bush stars in “New Republican” ad. Really?
As BizPac Review reports, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal have kicked off a campaign for with a TV ad encouraging people to think like a new Republican. The 30-second spot aired nationally, during Fox News Sunday for starters, according to sources.
As an “Act of Love” for my Country – I will not support financially or with my vote anyone that is working to promote amnesty for illegal aliens – period…. SNIP! – Ruthie
Sen. Reid on Cattle Battle: “It’s not over”
Blaze TV and radio host Dana Loesch
“He (Cliven Bundy) is claiming he has title to the easement this land which the devil’s in the details. Maybe he does and that’s something he and BLM can work out. But they approached this heavy-handed from the get go. And, I’ll tell you this. If these cattle, BLM called them trespass cattle. If these cattle, were people and they were here illegally, the Department of Justice would be running guns to them and the Department of Homeland Security would be driving by with free government phones and EBT cards. But, now that they’re cattle they’re actually rounding them up and killing them.”

THANK YOU DANA LOESCH for pointing out the insanity – You are right – if these cattle who may or may not be trespassing were illegal aliens – Obamnesty, The Dem’s , half of the Republicans, Big Business, The Church and Lawless Eric Holder himself would be there on behalf of the rancher and the CATTLE – but hells bells seeing there not – then lets just kill them – Ruthie

Gee – we hear so much in the news about what cause or political party the Koch Brothers may or may not LEGALLY donate to – but this did not make the MSM news circuit
Luxury car dealer admits guilt in campaign finance scandal
So sad that all the Democratic Party has left to incorrectly sway the masses is this bogus racism ploy – AGAIN – for the idiots in Washington…………. It has nothing to do with the color of ones skin… it has EVERYTHING to do with the rule of law, assimilation and what is best for the United States of America and its citizenry – Ruthie
Democrat Says Immigration Reform Has Stalled Because Of GOP ‘Racism’
Cantor Officially Backs Amnesty For DREAMers Who Enlist
Here is a booklet PDF by the American Legion
Personally as a PROUD member and Officer of our local American Legion Auxiliary…. I say THANK YOU – Ruthie
American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service
Republicans seek defense bill add-on
Denver changing the rules to hire undocumented immigrants as teachers
Illegal aliens: ACLU goes on subpoena ‘witch hunt’ against Arizona, says group
Teen faces deportation for sale of pot brownies to buy prom dress
Posted on: 5:49 pm, April 11, 2014, by CNN Wire
Champaign judge orders man with infectious TB confined to his home
7:31 a.m. CDT, April 14, 2014
I have yet to find a confirmation on his status – there is this. Needless to say – if the bias media will not disclose all the facts – chances are he is either a refugee allowed in with no scrutiny or an illegal – guess we are just waiting – Ruthie…/illino…/
Arizona Sheriffs Rip DHS for Not Giving Info on Released Illegals
Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 04:47 AM
By Todd Beamon

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The silence from Washington – this Administration and Congress both on the out of control southern border……. is deafening – If this Administration nor Congress will address it – maybe its times thousand of us Patriots do with boots on the ground – like one huge camp out – if we could get enough Patriots there – Washington would have to grow a spine…stop pandering and STOP THE INVASION – Ruthie
State Official Reports Growing Threats to Border Region
Illegal alien charged with raping mentally handicapped woman in Pa.
April 10, 2014
Illegal immigrant accused of sexually abusing special education student
April 11
Del Rio Border Patrol Agents Arrest Subject Wanted on Rape Charge
Release Date:
April 14, 2014
TYLER, TX — Federal authorities say a three-day operation has resulted in the arrest of 40 people in East Texas who were in the U.S. illegally.
40 illegal immigrants with criminal records arrested in East Texas
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Candidate Michael Dreikorn standing strong

Please join Ruthie this April 10th, 2014 at 8-10 pm CST with
Candidate and Guest: Michael Dreikorn
Candidate Dreikorn will join the program at 9 pm CST
So refreshing and delighted to have a candidate that understands our point of view on illegal immigration.
A candidate that is not afraid to share his beliefs on this issue and instead ….. is standing strong !!!!
We will talk about his support base (see below), his stance, his campaign, Florida’s District 19 and just What Is Going On In Washington
Please Join Michael and I as we discuss the issue!
When it comes to the immigration issue, NumbersUSA has rated me as a “True Reformer” (  Talk is cheap, and I challenge the other candidates in this race who wish to represent Southwest Florida District 19 in Congress to clearly state their positions on the issues.  They have not done so!  We presently have both an illegal and legal immigration problem in the United States, and it requires constructive and decisive action NOW. 
With regard to illegal immigration, we must enforce the laws that are presently in the books.  I do not support amnesty.  There is a question that needs to be answered about the children of illegal immigrants that have been raised in this country, but the answer is not citizenship and amnesty.  We already provided amnesty once under President Reagan.  I do support the mandatory application of e-verify – the process is free to business owners and the results are immediate.  There must be accountability at all levels of our society, including with business owners.  I also support the establishment of a controlled and documented guest worker program, which can be instituted after our domestic unemployment rates reach much lower levels than where they are today.  Guest worker programs can work if everybody plays by the rules.
The American culture is at stake!  Uncontrolled, illegal immigration accounts for a big part of the dilution of the American culture, but so does Chain Immigration.  “Chain Immigration” refers to the process of foreign nationals immigrating to a new country under laws permitting their reunification with family members already living in the destination country.  Sounds like a nice thing to do, right?  Wrong!  Chain migration is the primary mechanism that has caused legal immigration in this country to quadruple from about 250,000 per year in the 1950s and 1960s to more than one million a year since 1990.  As such, it is one of the chief culprits in America’s current record-breaking population boom and all the attendant sprawl, congestion, school overcrowding, and other impacts that reduce American’s quality of life.
The Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee (ALIPAC) has endorsed Dr. Michael Dreikorn in Florida’s District 19 special election due to his support for existing immigration and border laws designed to protect American jobs, taxpayer resources, health, security, and lives.

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“There is Such a Thing as Prison Justice”
Posted Wednesday, April 9th 2014 @ 4pm
Bill Hartzell is Louise Sollowin’s grandson-in-law. He explains his family’s reasons for going along with this morning’s plea deal for the 93-year-old’s murderer, but also expressed an emotionally honest hope that his real punishment comes in a different form.

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Louise is so entrenched in my heart – and this is wrong – it is wrong for all the victims of these preventable crimes – if only our laws were enforced —- This illegal alien deserved the same sentence he gave Louise. Rare occasion….. I seem to be at a loss for words at the moment – I feel such sadness…. but my sadness seems to only count for those reading this – because somewhere this very moment – another preventable crime is taking place at the hands of an illegal alien – another victim is born – Ruthie
Jeb Bush tells Fox News illegal immigration ‘not a felony, it’s an act of love’
April 7, 2014 by Tom Tillison 423 Comments
So the illegal alien that pulverized and raped 93 year old Louise Sollowin just came here and murdered Louise… breaking her nose, cheekbones, ribs etc. then raping and passing out on top of her….as an Act of Love huh? – Ruthie
Please thank those who defeated this (so far) and tell Rep. Jeff Denham, Republican Congressman from CA’s Central Valley – who is still trying to include the Enlist Act to the bill – that our military is not a place to sneak in your UNWANTED amnesty
(from the article)
The resulting conservative outcry spiked an effort to add the measure to the bill through the committee process. On Friday, California Republican Howard “Buck” McKeon, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said that he would block efforts to add the provision to the NDAA during committee hearings because he didn’t feel it was the appropriate place for the debate. However, Denham has said he will still try to amend the bill on the floor of the House.
El Paso state Sen. Jose Rodriguez challenges witnesses at immigration hearing
Homeland Security Chief Vows To Review Ways To Make Deportations More Humane
Published April 09, 2014
Fox News Latino
Oh Please – how about just deporting them faster – more humane are you kidding – wish that “Jeh” Johnson felt half of the compassion for the American victims as he does for illegal aliens – Isn’t it just treason that We The People are just slugs where the almighty illegal alien rules – Ruthie
27 percent of all inmates in United States prisons are non U.S. citizens
February 25th 2012 
According to the Congressional Register roughly “27 percent of the inmates in United States prisons are not U.S. citizens: 17.5 percent are from the nation of Mexico”. This is perhaps the clearest indication that we have a very serious illegal immigration problem here in the US.
ICE Agents: 73-Year-Old Grandma Behind Drug Tunnel Operation
Mini 9/11 – Moroccan Illegal Alien Charged in Model Airplane Bomb Plot
Posted on 9 April, 2014 by Rick Wells
The FBI has arrested a Moroccan national who was allegedly plotting to fly radio-controlled model airplanes loaded with explosives into a school and a Connecticut federal building.
Texas Executes Illegal Alien Murderer Despite Angry Protest from Mexico
By Top Right News on April 10, 2014 in BREAKINGCrimeImmigrationmexicoPoliticsTexas
by John Urban | Top Right News
After a disgraceful wait of 16 years since he brutally murdered a former Baylor University history professor and attacked his wife, a Mexican illegal alien was executed tonight in Texas, despite the protests of the Mexican government and attorneys.
Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, 44, was lethally injected in the state’s death chamber in Huntsville.
He was in the U.S. illegally when he was arrested for the October 1997 slaying of 49-year-old Glen Lich. Just 10 days earlier, Lich had given Hernandez-Llanas a job helping with renovations at his ranch near Kerrville, about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio, in exchange for living quarters.

Rusty Fleming Incursions, Mexico shoots, Illegals released on The Ruthie Report

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Reminder: Remember that the week to week news on illegal immigration and this invasion can be found at - posted each week by Thursday evening/Friday morning
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listen to the program at your convenience – new show posted each week.
Please join Ruthie this week, Thursday April 3, 2014 from 8-10 pm CST with
There is a lot transpiring not only on our interior but at the border as well
Rusty and I will discussing the following news items – We will discuss the facts
as Rusty knows them to be and share our thoughts -
 In addition to any news that Rusty may wish to share -
Lots to Discuss – You do not want to miss it
Expert: Mexican Military Incursions into US ‘Not Rare’

U.S. demands investigation into Mexican Army shooting of U S Citizens

Illegal Immigrants Released into Texas to Ease Over-Crowding of Detention Centers

Rusty Bio……………………….
Gary A. “Rusty” Fleming Jr.
Public Information Officer

Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office

Gary A. “Rusty” Fleming Jr.–
Award winning producer, director, author and consultant for 25 years, Rusty started his multi-media company to produce corporate industrial films, commercials and news segments.
Rusty is recognized by national media and law enforcement agencies as an expert on border security and the Mexican drug cartels. In addition to producing news documentaries for several U.S. networks, he has produced multiple episodes of Gangland for The History Channel.
Rusty is currently developing two documentary projects related to the drug cartels and other organized crime syndicates operating in Mexico and the U.S
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Expert: Mexican Military Incursions into US ‘Not Rare’
by Bob Price 11 Mar 2014 74 post a comment
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) revealed in a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, an incident that occurred along the U.S./Mexico border in which two men in what appeared to be Mexican military uniforms and who were heavily armed, were found on the U.S. side of the border by a lone U.S. Border Patrol agent. According to the account of the Border Patrol, the two men identified themselves as belonging to the 80thBattalion of the Mexican Army and admitted they had crossed the border in pursuit of three suspects in the area.
U.S. demands investigation into Mexican Army shooting of U S Citizens
Mar 28, 2014 1:01 PM by Lupita Murillo and Michel Marizco
N4T Investigators: U.S. demands investigation into Mexican Army shooting of U.S. citizens
Illegal Immigrants Released into Texas to Ease Over-Crowding of Detention Centers
U.S. Border Patrol agents, in conjunction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently disclosed the increasing practice of releasing “low threat” illegal immigrant detainees to address the over-crowding of immigration detention centers in south Texas, according to official confirmation of local reports.
WASHINGTON, DC (March 31, 2014) — Public safety is threatened by the Obama administration’s deliberate suppression of immigration law enforcement through abuse of prosecutorial discretion. A study released by the Center for Immigration Studies – based on internal data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement – reveals that this practice has led to ICE charging only 195,000, or 25 percent, out of 722,000 potentially deportable aliens they encounter and releasing convicted criminal aliens 68,000 times in 2013. The releases are troubling, as is the revelation that more than 870,000 aliens who have been ordered removed still remain in the country in defiance of the law.

View the entire report at:


How Many Americans Killed Or Injured By Obama’s 68,000 Released criminal Illegal Immigrants?
(Please read, understand, review the new reports, and then this circulate this release to as many lawmakers, candidates, and press members as you can. Use the blue links inside the release to access further info.)

To me this is a defining movement for the GOP – if they do not step up and step in to stop this illegal alien addition to Obama Care – something Obama said would not happen – then the GOP are not worth our votes – not one in the bunch – Ruthie
Obamacare navigators seek enrollees at Mexican consulates, regardless of citizenship
March 28, 2014
While Obama pounds on his chest this afternoon trying to put a smiley face on his destructive and dead socialized healthcare push…. Known as OBAMACARE… many are questioning the numbers.
WELL – I also have a number crunch question that I want answered… and I WISH that anyone, someone with a pulse or a little integrity would ask and report as well…
Q: How many of these 6-7 million individuals who signed up are ILLEGAL ALIENS – Obama you said they would not be covered – REMEMBER Joe Wilson? (even though the American Taxpayer pays out the nose anyways at ER’s, clinics etc. because they successful spit on the rule of law and got across)
GM Is under pressure from the victims and their families for a defect – that GM says – went undetected for years resulting in death. GM SHOULD have to held accountable if safety issues were ignored, covered up or not investigated

Who is it that should be held accountable for the death of Americans and Legal Residents at the hands of illegal aliens – seeing these deaths also were preventable if our laws were enforced

What say you OBAMA?

Do not be FOOLED Folks by this unbelievable story of parent neglect.
There are those who are going to push amnesty saying …. “Look at these poor children – lost just begging to be re-united with their illegal alien parents in the US”.

Of course it is nothing more than a subliminal message being planted in your heads to support amnesty.
The real questioning and statement that should be made is……….
“While have those parents illegally in the United States not been deported to return and care for their children and while are they not facing abandonment charges?

Mexico finds 370 abandoned immigrant children
Joe Biden – Illegals “Already American Citizens” in His View to Hispanic Convention
McCain to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: I’ll Fight for Amnesty as Long as ‘I’m Alive and Breathing’
By Top Right News on March 31, 2014
In remarks to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) vowed to fight for amnesty as long as he is a breathing United States Senator.
McCain, according to BuzzFeed, also said that if comprehensive immigration reform passes, he would “make sure it is forever called the Edward M. Kennedy immigration bill.” McCain and the late Kennedy tried to pass the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill last decade, along with President George W. Bush. Conservatives halted the measure because it would have reduced the wages of American workers while not solving the illegal immigration problem.
Rand Paul Rants About “Getting Beyond Deportation”—When Did The GOP Ever Get TO Deportation?
By Allan Wall on April 1, 2014 at 11:55pm
I used to have high hopes for Rand Paul, but the guy has really gone off the deep end. Politico reports an unhinged rant he delivered to a “conservative event”. Even the guy’s photograph (see link below) makes him look unhinged. Kentuckians, you need to recall this guy, and pronto!
From Politico:
Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday (April 1st) argued the Republican Party needs to get “beyond deportation” in order to break through to Hispanic voters.
Get beyond deportation? When did the GOP ever get to deportation?
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And this
Rand Paul says Republicans cannot be ‘party of deportation’
Gutierrez strikes again
Published on Apr 2, 2014
Today the Congressman spoke on the House floor and offered a lifeline to the Republican Party as time ticks away to pass an immigration reform bill in 2014. He said that the Republicans have only 34 legislative days left before the July 4 recess and that they had better have an immigration reform plan “seriously rolling down the tracks by the time we break for Independence Day.”
Mounting Criticism Over Migrant Killings May Soon Lead To Border Agents Using Stun Guns
Illegal alien serial rapist in custody, after five years on-the-run
April 1, 2014
Female Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Smuggle Toddler at the Hidalgo International Bridge
Release Date:
March 31, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal to Stop Execution of Mexican National in Texas
Smugglers try the horse trick at Smugglers Gulch
Tijuana cop allegedly caught trafficking heroin, meth in California

Has Holder agreed to meet with the Terry Family on The Ruthie Report

Please join Ruthie this Thursday March 27th, 2014 8-10 pm CST

With Guest: KENT TERRY - Brother of slain Border Agent Brian Terry
Kent Terry will join the show at the top of the 9:00 O’clock Hour

Kent has been my guest previously – it was heart breaking to hear all the details a Brave Man -
a Border Agent on the front lines that was so dedicated to this Nation – Brian Terry
It was emotional to listen to hear the circumstances surrounding that dreadful and deadly evening
including Fast and Furious details
Kent and the Terry Family have been patient waiting for answers and will not wait anymore.
Kent has now demanded a meeting with Eric Holder via a letter which we will discuss (below) and has
indeed heard back from the Attorney Generals Office with regards to a meeting.    Will Holder Follow Thru ???

“Coward of an attorney general’: Murdered Border Patrol agent’s brother shames Holder”


Thursday, March 20, 2014
Saying they’ve been stonewalled for a year, the House’s top investigator sent a subpoena Thursday demanding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives turn over documents on a storefront sting operation that went badly awry.
In one instance a Milwaukee storefront operation had $35,000 in merchandise stolen from ATF agents, including an automatic rifle, according to a report in the Journal-Sentinel newspaper, which uncovered the botched program, known as Operation Fearless.
But in the year since the operation was revealed, ATF has refused to provide details to Congress, despite repeatedly assuring investigators it would cooperate, said Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and House Oversight Committee chairman