Tuesday, December 10, 2013
ATF agents entrap mentally ill people to arrest them (VIDEO)
A mentally disabled man with a low IQ was used to run gun and drug deals as part of a US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sting at a Milwaukee storefront.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that ATF agents paid 28-year-old Chauncey Wright, who has an IQ in the mid-50s, in cigarettes, merchandise and money.
Then, once the operation was shut down, Wright was charged with federal gun and drug counts and faces up to life in prison. Wright's family complains that the ATF took advantage of him.
RT's Meghan Lopez talks to John Diedrich, one of the reporters who broke the story, about the ATF sting that has been marred by more problems than just taking advantage of the mentally disabled, including the theft of ATF guns, and a loss of nearly $40,000 in merchandise.