Luna County, New Mexico couple Rick and Terri Reese, and their two sons were arrested by Homeland Security Investigators, BATFE, and other law enforcement officials for warning the police they thought one of their customers might be a “straw buyer.” Not being official BATFE criminals that are empowered through Fast and Furious to illegally buy weapons, the Reeses immediately made themselves a target when the customer in question was arrested, but cut a deal with the HSI by implicating the Reese, suggesting they knew the guns were headed for Mexico. HSI set up a sting with a man that barely spoke English, and who could not express that the guns were headed for Mexico — as the HSI alleged he had told the Reeses — outside of Spanish. Problem: the Reeses don’t speak Spanish.
“Additionally, the prosecution admitted that all of the Reese’ gun sales had been properly logged and all transactions appeared to have been legal. They also admitted that the Reeses has paid all of their taxes and that there was no evidence of any under the table transactions and that all banking and financial evidence indicated that all members of the family never received any money other than their normal paychecks.”
Now keep in mind, there’s less evidence here than against the BAFTE and FBI agents still unindicted for Fast and Furious — but the feds are still walking around free while these folks languish in jail.