I scanned it and did a short search......correct me if I'm wrong, but
wasn't there an ATF agent in California in the mid 90's (possibly in
this guy's field office) torching buildings and killing innocents?
Despite lifting his finger prints he was not a suspect until he slipped
up on a 'field' trip to another city in California at taxpayer expense.
I don't know if it was San Diego or San Jose which was involved
somewhere in the chain of events.........the short story, the ATF for
some reason, had their fingerprint 'pro' who couldn't match this guys
fingerprints with the crime scene until he was called on it by the press
*after* it was brought to his attention what the connection *should* be.
I don't recall that he was an ATF agent, I believe he was a state
arson investigator. A very good one - he had inside info, it turns
It occurred to me after I made the original post that it may be
possible to find an ex-ATF agent whom people like Jerry or Aerotech
dealt with in the early years of the APCP motor debacle. Interviewing
such a person could potentially be quite enlightening as to the
motivations and behavior of the ATF. There is surely some turnover in
the ranks, and if anyone is going to talk it would probably be an
ex-agent (though you might wonder if you are really getting the truth
if they have an axe to grind with their former employer, on the other
hand - they could be inclined to actually talk about it for that
reason as well). Got your Rolodex handy Jerry?
Thanks for helping clear the cobwebs.........was he part of the
California arson whatever? Or was he fed? The big mystery as I recall
was how the fingerprints were mistaken by someone inside the same
department, but all of a sudden everything was clear as a bell when the
same guy was confronted and told to look again. All of a sudden a light
went on, like maybe a television light.........I'm wondering who that
guy worked for.....
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