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Balko: More on Informant Abuse
« on: August 28, 2007, 09:19:19 PM »

"For the last several years, journalist Bill Conroy has been following the "House of Death" case (and been harassed by the government for doing so), in which a paid informant for federal ICE agents (he was paid more than $200,000) participated in several brutal murders, many with the knowledge of federal law enforcement officials."

"This week, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed on behalf of the victims' families in that case before it ever got to trial, ruling that even if all of their accusations were true, federal authorities have no duty to protect people from third parties, even if those third parties are working for the federal government and the government knows they're about to commit violent crimes; and because the murders all took place in Mexico, not in the United States."

"Sutton is still the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. And none of the ICE officials who participated in the House of Death case have been disciplined, save for those who tried to raise red flags about what was going on."

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