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Saxby Chambliss Blasts Holder on Nonresponse to SWATtings

Filed under: Brett Kimberlin,General,Neal Rauhauser — Patterico @ 7:17 am

[For those new to the Kimberlin story, the Cliff’s Notes version is here.]

Via the Instapundit, the Senator is on the case:

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss strongly criticized the Department of Justice on Wednesday for its “notably silent” response to a string of anonymous pranks wherein authorities have been dispatched guns ablaze to the homes of conservative commentators after bogus shooting claims.

Chambliss’s letter is below. Note that he says Holder personally assured him that he would give special attention to this matter, but then sent a boilerplate response that was silent on whether federal law enforcement is looking into all the cases:

Sen. Chambliss demands further response from AG Holder over "SWAT-ting"

I was told my case was closed earlier this year, and that Mike Stack’s had been closed as well. After that, Erick Erickson and Aaron Walker were SWATted. Since that time, I have not been interviewed about the SWATtings by a single law enforcement official — except for a brief conversation with the cops who had just shown up at Aaron Walker’s door.

I don’t know what they’re doing — but if they haven’t even talked to one of the victims of the four SWATtings, after two new SWATtings have occurred, I suspect they’re not doing much.

8 Responses to “Saxby Chambliss Blasts Holder on Nonresponse to SWATtings”

  1. If I were the local law enforcement. Sent on a potentially lethal goose chase that could destroy my life, carreer, or harm innocents – with police hijacked as a weapon against the innocent,,, I would be infuriated.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  2. You didn’t really expect Holder’s DOJ to do anything about this, did you?

    JD (318f81)

  3. they are too busy looking for Tea Party terrorists…

    of course the government does nothing: if they throw out all the illegals, the Democrats will have
    fewer votes in elections

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  4. A little bug may have whispered into Holder’s ear that Babs gives money to BK.

    Nothing to see here. Move along!

    Icy (3615bd)

  5. So, who do you think will be the Attorney General in January 2013?

    I’m going to have to swallow my pride even more than I have already and volunteer for Romney’s election.

    Dustin (73fead)

  6. The fix is in.

    Or it’s policy never to investigate stuff like this, except in rare cases.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  7. There have been multiple incidents in several jurisdictions, along with support for an investigation from Congress, and … nothing.


    DRJ (a83b8b)

  8. Who knew that our Federal Attorney General’s first name is not “Eric” but is actually “Place” … ?

    Alasdair (46e8d1)

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