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ATF Undercover Operations Under Fire

Court Decision Could Force Changes to ATF’s Undercover Operations: (“On Friday, nine federal judges in Chicago will continue a rare joint hearing to decide whether discrimination is the reason why U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents stage phony drug stash house stings in mostly black neighborhoods in Chicago. The judges decided to get together instead of hearing 12 cases they were overseeing separately. One attorney says while he’s never seen anything like the judges’ panel before, the phony drug stash house sting operation aimed at suspects is not new.”)