In February 2008, Burgos bought a Hydra-Ram II hydraulic pump, which police and firefighters use to break down doors in emergencies, and gave it to the leader of a “violent robbery crew,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in announcing the sentence.
Basically he was the equivalent of the ATF in Operation Gunwalker. He was supplying arms and munitions to known criminals. He felt that these criminals were exempt since they were only attacking other criminals.
Ends up what was going on is they were executing raids like no-knocks on confirmed dealers and suspected dealers. Stealing anything and everything they could.
While Burgos didn’t join the gang, he most certainly aided their efforts as well as helped shield them from being caught.
Initially I was going to call this an honorable mention, but this is just another example of just letting someone else do the dirty work for you while you keep their hands clean.
State Sponsored Criminal Count: 82
Because you should ignore violent criminals if they’re just attacking other criminals or suspected criminals. The cash says so.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.