An unoccupied pickup truck on a farm near polygamist enclave Colorado City was blown to bits Sunday evening in an explosion being investigated by federal agents. A commercial explosive like dynamite is believed to have been used in the blast, says Tom Mangan, spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcoho ... More >>
The day after a high-ranking Justice Department official blasted former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke for lying about one memo leaked to a reporter, Burke committed an even worse leak. That's just one damning finding in a U.S. Inspector General report about the actions of Burke in the Fast & F ... More >>
John Leonardo, Arizona U.S. Attorney, released a letter to the public today that expresses support for banning certain kinds of guns and requiring background checks for all sales of firearms. Leonardo begins his letter by explaining that the "political climate for a constructive discussion about gu ... More >>
It's dang encouraging to learn that the National Rifle Association's top propagandist Wayne LaPierre is practically on the same page as Maricopa, Arizona neo-Nazi Harry Hughes regarding what the nation should do in response to the massacre of the innocents in Newtown, Connecticut. More guns! As I ... More >>
As has been the case with much of the timeline in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "Fast and Furious" operation, the details just seem to get worse.This time, Univision claims it has linked 57 guns from Mexican crime scenes to the "Fast and Furious" operation -- 57 weapons tha ... More >>
See also: Top ATF Officials in Phoenix Replaced in Wake of "Gunwalking" Scandal See also: "Fast and Furious" Guns Tracked to More Violent Crimes in ArizonaA trio of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives managers formerly in the Phoenix office are reportedly being singled out for blame ... More >>
The Glendale Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are currently trying to figure out who bombed a Glendale home for the third friggin' time.The bomb -- which the ATF is calling an improvised explosive device -- exploded in the driveway of the house yesterday ... More >>
Charges were dismissed against seven members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club who were accused of being involved in a 2010 shootout with Vagos, a rival gang.The two clubs shot it off in Chino Valley, north of Prescott, in August 2010, as at least 50 shots were fired, although no one was seriously ... More >>
If you know the guy who decided to turn flashlights into IEDs that blow up when people try to turn them on, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering $10,000 for you to give him up.Three of these devices have been found in the last three weeks, and have caused plenty of fla ... More >>
Bill and Lillian Buitenhuys aren't bitter people. They're bitters people, ardent food lovers whose interests have broadened from food-and-wine pairings to food-and-cocktail pairings to the distinctive components, such as bitters, that go into both classic and craft cocktails. Although the Buitenhu ... More >>
A Peoria seventh-grader earned a trip to a juvie facility yesterday for telling his classmates the flashlight he planted near the school was probably a bomb, police say.Flashlights, as you may recall, are a hot topic on the west side these days, as someone turned a couple of them into improvised exp ... More >>
At the Gilbert home where five people died yesterday in an apparent murder/suicide -- allegedly perpetrated by neo-Nazi J.T. Ready -- there was a reason the bomb squad showed up: six grenades.Gilbert police said this morning that "hazardous chemicals and military grade munitions" were found by inves ... More >>
A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says that 68,000 guns seized by Mexico in recent years came from the United States.But an ATF official in Washington D.C. admits the agency has no idea how many guns Mexico seizes overall, or whether the 68,000 figure rep ... More >>
A Hells Angels hanger-on who helped alleged murderous biker Paul Eischeid flee the country in 2004 has been sentenced to prison time for supplying Eischeid with a false passport before he skipped town.Eischeid -- a former Charles Schwab stockbroker with a "relatively clean criminal record" -- is ... More >>
Dennis Burke, former Arizona U.S. Attorney, leaked a memo to a reporter in an apparent attempt to discredit a Fast and Furious whistleblower. In July, news broke that someone in the U.S. Justice Department had leaked a memo in an attempt to retaliate against a whistleblower in the Fast ... More >>
United States House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith wrote a letter to President Barack Obama today asking that he appoint a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied when he testified before Congress about "Operation Fast and Furious," the Bureau of Alcohol ... More >>
Image: Video still from Damage, LLC. Big bang: The feds are trying to seize a 105mm Howitzer from Damage, LLC, a Globe company that apparently specializes in fixing up and firing old artillery pieces.The federal government is moving ahead with a forfeiture proceeding for a 105 mm How ... More >>
James KingThis gun could take down a helicopter.Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms intercepted a 50-caliber cannon they say was headed to a drug cartel in Mexico.ATF Supervisory Special Agent Peter Forcelli tells New Times agents got information from the Mexican government tha ... More >>
Brian Terry was shot and killed in southeastern Arizona on December 14. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley accuses the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives of instructing Arizona gun dealers to sell firearms that eventually landed in the hands of Mexican drug cartels -- a stra ... More >>
Paul Merle EischeidWhen Hells Angel Paul Merle Eischeid fled the country following the 2001 kidnapping and murder of Cynthia Garcia, he didn't do it alone, authorities say -- he had help from a Mesa man.Tuesday morning, U.S. Marshals arrested 43-year-old Robert Tutokey at his home near Powe ... More >>
KPHOPaul Eischeid and his Angel ink.A member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, who authorities believe is responsible for "one of the most grisly" murders in recent American criminal history, has been captured in Argentina, the U.S. Marshals Service announced today. Paul Merle Eischeid, one o ... More >>
Kidnapping statistics tallied by the Phoenix Police Department are getting called into question --again. Two Valley news stations have reported that the Phoenix Police Department, including Public Safety Manager (read: Police Chief) Jack Harris and Mayor Phil Gordon, are under inves ... More >>
William Gary PotterThe Hells Angels Motorcycle Club sent us and email over the weekend saying that "if [we] have the balls" we should give them a call to discuss -- among other things -- a former member arrested for murder last week. We were feelin' a little ballsy, so we did, and it seems the gr ... More >>
Dimitri Rozenman's facing life behind bars thanks to the CCSThe soon-to-be-disbanded Career Criminal Squad of the Phoenix Police Department has scored another W: The conviction of local cigar czar Dimitri Rozenman for contracting to have the mother of his two children and members of her family murde ... More >>
www.politicsforum.comOn Tuesday, the Department of Public Safety Announced it had arrested three people after finding 23 grenade casings and one live grenade in their possession. The weapons are suspected to have been headed to Mexico to fuel the drug wars going on between rival cartels. C ... More >>
Arizona's U.S. Attorney, Diane Humetewa, the nation's first-ever Native American woman to become a U.S. Attorney in any state, will resign on August 2. Sandy Raynor, spokeswoman for the office, says Humetewa plans on spending some time with her family before figuring out her next career mo ... More >>
Image: www.youtube.comAn undercover agent who infiltrated the Arizona Hells Angels basically called his federal superiors cowards this morning on NPR for not doing more to find out who burned down his Phoenix home last year. Jay Dobyns, a University of Arizona grad who has been promoti ... More >>
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