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Dobyns reported these threats to Special Agent in Charge William Newell, asking for protection for his family. The threats were based in Arizona and Dobyns lived in Arizona at the time. Newell was in charge of investigating and handling all threats made against agents working out of the ATF Phoenix Field Office. The threats were ignored. When Dobyns essentially "blew the whistle" on Newell, pointing out his failures to address violent death threats against a federal agent, he was retaliated against. Newell dismissed the threats and then covered up his blatant dismissal of those threats within the Phoenix Field Office. Additionally, in response to the ATF/FBI interview, despite all the evidence the death threats were credible, Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division John Torres, who like Newell has also been promoted into ATF headquarters, informed Dobyns through an email, "The Chief of Operations Security does not deem the emergency action is required as of this date and time."
When Dobyns reported the incident to both ATF and Newell. He asked for an investigation into the case. Newell not only refused to investigate, calling the incident "just scorching," but allowed his subordinates, including Gillett, to attempt to frame Dobyns, accusing him of purposely burning down his own home with his family inside, has named him as a suspect and is investigating him. Newell conspired to destroy and fabricate evidence to "prove" his case. Emails, witness testimony, phone conversations and other documentation show the ATF Phoenix Field Divisions’ intentions, led by Newell, were to frame Dobyns, yet Newell denied under oath any involvement in this activity. His subordinates Gillett and ATF Tucson Group Supervisor over Operation Wide Receiver Charles Higman, also denied any attempts to frame Dobyns under oath, despite evidence showing otherwise.
The retaliatory actions of Newell, and other ATF management agents, were reported to ATF senior management at the highest levels and were ignored.
This title of this lawsuit is heartbreaking for me. I am not “versus” the USA. That is a humiliating title and an insult to my patriotism but one that I am going to be forced to live with, and my family is going to be forced to live with from now until the end of time. It carries with it a connotation that sickens me.
On Monday I intend begin proving in a court of law what has been known from both inside and out at ATF, DOJ and the Administration for a very long time – that ATF ignored facts, evidence and the official conclusions of investigators and tried real hard to frame me as a murderer and arsonist. In my case ATF became the opposite of what America expects, demands and is due from a law enforcement agency.
I have to respect people willing to risk everything so others may live without fear.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by DrumsRfun
The OP can clarify if he's to that part yet.
The Mongols would have called the Angels “Pinks,” “faggots,” “losers,” “cocksuckers.” I’m sure Smitty heard it all, and I’m sure he didn’t like it. He forced a broad smile and sipped his beer, wiping the suds from his mustache. He watched the far end of the bar, where his Frisco brothers huddled. A group of Mongols orbited them. Something had to give. He walked away from the bar slowly and then, once out of sight, raced back to the Flamingo. He grabbed John “Cowboy” Ward and Rodney Cox and enlisted the Rabbit to help him muster the troops. He put his cut back on. Angels disappeared and reemerged a little more flushed, a little redder with rage, a little more armed. Ten minutes passed. The group fired up in the parking lot. The rumble. They rode down the strip, some doubled-up “bitch style.” They rode down the hill to Harrah’s main entrance. They kicked their stands and fired down. Few talked. There were about thirty of them. They ran into the lobby and turned right. Keys and metal clanked on their waistbands. As they passed the restaurant, they broke off and fanned into the machines. A group of ten moved toward the bar, toward their stranded San Francisco brothers. The Mongols started to act like rats in a flood. Movements became jerky. Adrenaline was so abundant it could have been put on sale. Hank and Mary Citizen were among the fated bikers, playing their games. Some noticed. Some thought, What the—? Some left quickly. Several Hells Angels sat on stools in front of a bank of slots and slipped items out of their vests and boots. Shiny things, dull things, wooden things, metal things. Some of these things made clicking sounds, some of them were silent.
Knowing what I know, I don’t see any way that this does not make it to Congressional hearings once the facts are released. Senator Grassley, Chairman Issa, Congressmen Gowdy and Chaffetz are going to have a field day with Holder.
I don’t intend to infer that what was done to me rates with Fast and Furious / Brian Terry, Benghazi, the IRS or wire tapping journalists but it will be significant to Americans to learn of how Obama and Holder view and treat those of us who carry a badge and a gun. Those who defend this country domestically from crime and violence are gunna puke.
Prediction #2: Holder will come out and say that he didn’t know anything about it and it never reached the White House. Wrong Two Dogs. This one goes right onto the President’s desk and I have proved it. The corruption in this is sitting on the shoulders of Attorney General. Too bad so sad. He could have fixed it and decided not to. Anyone and everyone who did the wrong thing here is going to be named as accountable. I have been shown no respect, dignity or compassion and none will be extended. God is going to have to be the one to forgive them on this one. That is the cost of doing business against someone who has had everything they ever cared about taken away and trainwrecked. It’s called Nothing to Lose. Oh, and all the facts and evidence on my side doesn’t hurt either. That‘s called Not Giving a F#%k.
Originally posted by AKindChap
reply to post by Taupin Desciple
I think it's a mistake to see the HA as the good guys because they're often more open about their intentions.
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
I never really implied that they were "good". I was trying to bring home the point that they're not hypocrites.
Originally posted by ItCameFromOuterSpace
reply to post by AKindChap
One of my favorite books is Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson. Check it out if you want to learn about their early history. They are a brutal bunch. Also, see Gimme Shelter, the documentary on Altamont if you want to see the Angels beating up hippies and killing people in public.