This one came across the wire this weekend.
A felon with a lengthy history of violence against women, Jackson was
sentenced to 10 years in prison April 13 for sexually abusing an
18-year-old woman and holding her against her will for days inside a
cheap South Seattle motel last year. The woman told investigators
Jackson forced her to audition for a porn film and at one point choked
her so hard she almost lost consciousness.
What does this have to do with the ATF I hear you ask? Quite simple really.
For all of this, the 34-year-old Jackson would be just another
habitual criminal except for one startling fact: He was working the
entire time as a paid informant for the Seattle office of the federal
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The agency made Jackson an informant even though he had come out of
prison early last year with a documented reputation as a violent,
mentally unstable inmate who had been arrested in nearly every state and
posed a serious threat to law-enforcement officers.
It’s so good we have geniuses like the ATF around to protect the innocent and law abiding. Oh wait, they criminalize ownership of inanimate objects. Their sole purpose is to make criminals out of as many people as possible. The upshot of hiring thugs like Jackson is it helps intimidate people into compliance.
Besides, as Ry, this was the result of the geniuses behind Gunwalker recognizing their own talent. Normally one needs to be an officer to make the count, but I’m making an exception due to the egregious nature of the crimes committed and the sponsorship by the ATF.
State Sponsored Criminal Count 330: Joshua Allan Jackson (Sponsored by the Seattle ATF Office)
Because sometimes it’s better to just hire your thugs from prison and put them on the payroll as an informant. That way when they’re caught abusing an 18 year old girl, plausible deniability is that much easier.
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.