Another 0600 ATF Raid

BY Herschel Smith
4 weeks, 1 day ago

Pat speaks wisdom.

If the ATF (or any other LEOs) raid homes at 0600 hours, they deserve everything they get.

Disband the ATF.

And since I haven’t mentioned it in a few days, “you’re never in more danger than when the police are around, and there is no situation so bad or desperate that it cannot be made worse by the presence of the police.”


  1. On March 21, 2024 at 12:41 am, streamfortyseven said:

    Details: “LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The Executive Director of Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is “brain dead” after being shot by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives during a raid of his Chenal Valley home early Tuesday morning, according to his family.

    53-year-old Bryan Malinowski reportedly exchanged gunfire with the agents as they served a search warrant at 4 Durance Court just after 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.

    An ATF agent was also shot during that encounter but is expected to make a full recovery.

    No details have been released about the warrant that led the feds to storm the residence.

    Matthew Malinowski, the older brother of Bryan Malinowski, says the agents broke down the door of his brother’s home and shot him in the head with a high caliber rifle. The family can’t understand why.

    “The ATF burst into his house, and they did it in a manner that was the most dangerous combination possible.” Matthew Malinowski told WFMZ-TV in Pennsylvania. “The easiest way to have taken care of this situation – the most common way – would be to wait until he gets in his car, pull over and arrest him. Or you wait until he comes to work and you arrest him there.”

    He said nothing short of the presence of a “weapon of mass destruction” inside the home should have triggered this kind of raid.

    “I mean if these guys from the ATF knew their job – you do a flash bang, you throw a smoke grenade, you throw in tear gas, something to disable the person to get their attention to come on out. Flush them out. There’s no reason to go in guns blazing like your playing a video game.”

    He also spoke about his brother’s condition inside an undisclosed Little Rock hospital.

    “We just talked to the doctor, you know, there was a large mass of his brains gone. And when that much has gone, just the shot of the bullet going through the brain turns the brain to mush anyway,” said Matthew Malinowski. “So it’s irrelevant at that point, you know, the whole brain is pretty much disabled… There was a gunfight, and he suffered the majority of it… and now he’s brain dead.”

    The family wishes to donate Malinowski’s organs, but they say the ATF is standing in the way.

    “We’re looking for organ donations if possible, The funny thing is you can’t even do that because his body hasn’t been released by the ATF. So even if he was able to donate organs – and he’s got very many healthy organs – we can’t even do that because the ATF is not responding. So not only is the ATF hurting him they’re hurting other people, too.”

    Bryan Malinowski joined Clinton National in 2008 as Director of Properties, Planning and Development.

    He was appointed Executive Director in November 2019 and was responsible for the overall administration, operations, maintenance and development of the state’s largest airport.

    Airport officials were shocked by his violent and unexplained encounter with law enforcement.

    Hours after it happened Airport Commission Chairman Bill Walker released a statement saying, “Today’s incident saddens us, and we pray for everyone involved.”

    Tom Clarke, the airport’s deputy executive director, was named acting executive director. It’s unclear if he will assume the post on a permanent basis.

    The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division has been asked to investigate the incident.

    After ASP finishes its investigation, the file will be handed over to the prosecuting attorney who will determine if the use of deadly force was justified under Arkansas law”

  2. On March 21, 2024 at 4:46 am, Mark Matis said:

    One more time. “Law Enforcement” exist for THREE reasons:

    1. Protect their Masters
    2. Protect their bruthas and sistas in Blue
    3. Generate revenue.
    Anything else they might do is purely coincidental to their employment.

    If they are not confident they will return home after the end of their shift, this shiite would rapidly end.

  3. On March 21, 2024 at 9:28 am, Houston said:

    They have learned nothing since Waco and before on serving warrants, dealing with people or actually doing their jobs. Another example of why they need to be dismantled.

    When he went to work they could have visited him in his office wearing suits. Presented him with a search warrant. They could have escorted him home and had him open his safe or whatever was needed to search for what they believed to be an issue.

    I would be willing to bet he was guilty of nothing more than something administrative. If at all.

    No knock raids need to end. Period.

  4. On March 21, 2024 at 9:29 am, george 1 said:

    With the feds it is tough. We will most likely never know what really happened. Did they break the door down without announcement? If not, how much time did they give the victim to respond? Did they even have a valid warrant or the right house for the warrant?
    No body cams and even if the victim had cams in the house those will be disposed of. Not to mention the immorality of these types of raids to begin with.

    The case will be in the federal courts to begin with and all information sealed. If any state proceedings do occur they will be transferred to federal jurisdiction by the U.S. Attorney. The feds are experts at cover ups.

    So I would speculate that someone with the background of this victim was not likely to be involved in any activity that would justify the actions of the ATF. I could be wrong but I doubt it.

  5. On March 21, 2024 at 10:47 am, Longbow said:

    This was over, what? A bump stock? A forced reset trigger? A tip from a “reliable” snitch? Remember, Americans… the sons of bitches who did this are PROUD of themselves. They are proud to wield power over their fellow citizens. They are proud to stomp on their fellow citizens. They are proud to ruin the lives of their fellow citizens. Just like their ghostly fathers in the CHEKA/NKVD, and the Stasi, they will stomp on you, shoot you dead, kill your dogs, terrorize your family, then go home and sleep well at night. They’ll do this over the slimmest of excuses, such as a piece of metal being a quarter of an inch too short. They do this day in and day out because they want to. They do it despite their oath to support and defend the Constituion for the United States, which supposedly prevents them from doing anything of the kind. Any evidence of their malfeasance will disappear down the rabbit hole of cover-up. The Courts will turn a blind eye. And the road goes on forever and the party never ends. What was it that Russian man said about how they burned in the camps?

  6. On March 21, 2024 at 11:54 am, luke2236 said:

    Wonder what he has on the clintons…?

  7. On March 21, 2024 at 12:25 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Re: “The case will be in the federal courts to begin with and all information sealed. If any state proceedings do occur they will be transferred to federal jurisdiction by the U.S. Attorney. The feds are experts at cover ups.”

    Regardless of whom we are dealing, whether the ATF or another agency, the combination of large amounts of money – some of it unaccounted or black – the ability to conduct activities in secret or with confidentiality, and largely unchecked power form what attorneys and legal scholars term moral hazard, I believe.

    It isn’t simply that power corrupts as Lord Acton’s famous saying notes; it is that power attracts precisely the wrong kind of people, the kind who should not be trusted with anything like this. And the greater the power, money and ability to act in secret or cover-up one’s actions… the greater the potential abuses of that power.

    Phrased differently, what hardened criminal or sociopath wouldn’t jump at the chance to get such power and privilege for himself? And officially-sanctioned, no less, by badges, federal authority and legal exemption, and so on.

    This is not to say that “everyone” who works in such an organization is a criminal sociopath – that’s obviously not the case – but it is nearly certain that a small percentage of such people are mixed in with the others. Why? Because unchecked power, vast sums of money, and secrecy attract criminal personalities like flies to honey. And many of these types occupy senior positions in the hierarchy.

    This phenomenon is nothing new; it has been seen over and over again in authoritarian and tyrannical governments throughout history, and even in a few which are not. So that is the problem in a nutshell.

  8. On March 21, 2024 at 6:16 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Re: “Disband the ATF”

    It is famously a truism when dealing with Washington D.C. and inside-the-beltway types that one must always look at what is being done and not just what is being said. Hot air is the foremost product of that town, and talk, as they say, is cheap. Actions are much more-reliable barometer of where someone stands than mere talk.

    With that in mind, what does the present situation vis-a-vis the American people and the ATF tell us?

    In theory or de jure, the legislative branch is supposed to take the lead in monitoring the performance of federal agencies and the behavior of its leaders, assisted by the executive and judicial branches as needed.

    If an agency such as the ATF steps out of line and abuses its power in some manner, then these entities are supposed to investigate the allegations and take whatever action, administrative or judicial, which is called for.

    It is germane to note that the Founding Fathers intended that the fourth estate, the press, should be involved as well in its role as a “watch-dog” of government and its actions and behaviors.

    In reality, de facto, however, things are very different. Not only has the ATF operated well outside of its legal mandate on multiple occasions, it has over the years established a pattern of abuse of its powers, extra-legal behavior, and flat-out wrong-doing. Acts which would result in criminal liability or culpability if the agency was not part of the federal government.

    As far as is known to this observer – and please correct me if you have information to the contrary – virtually no one in Congress, the judiciary or the executive branch has been willing to stand up to the agency and call it on its flagrant abuses of power, its rogue behavior, and so forth.

    And I am aware of no instance in which the agency was punished in any serious sort of manner for its wrongs. The court cases which have gone against the agency have been paid for by the taxpayers, and not the agency itself. Nor have any senior executive service personnel been censured or punished, let alone fired – for their wrongs, missteps and abuse of power.

    How about something milder? Has anyone tried to slash their budget to send a signal that Congress isn’t happy with their conduct? I just saw in the news that finally there has been some movement on this issue, but what will come of it remains to be seen. Call me cynical, but if the past is any guide, the agency will again avoid any negative ramifications just as it has done in the past.

    Has anyone in Congress suggested disbanding the agency, and reverting its functions – such as they are – back to the states themselves? Again, not that I am aware of.

    What does this tell us, this long train of abuses of power without meaningful punitive or other consequences?

    It tells us that either the members of Congress, the judiciary, and the executive fall into one or more of the following categories…

    First, that the agency enjoys much broader support in official Washington than is revealed publicly. Not just among the elected parts of government, but in the permanent bureaucracy.

    Second, that the agency is not popular, but is influential and powerful-enough to avoid legal and other entanglements.

    Third, the agency is off-limits to Congress, but the members – fearing reprisals or censure – don’t say anything when the microphones and cameras are on. In other words, the deep-state is protecting the agency – or the agency is part of it, which amounts to the same thing.

    I am certainly no fan of Senator Chuck Schumer – but he did let the veil slip just a bit when he mentioned that if anyone crosses the intelligence community, that they have a lot of ways of “getting back at you.” That statement suggests that many Congressmen and Senators fear the deep-state, and so decline to exercise their oversight function of it.

    Whatever the reasons, the fact remains that the ATF can do pretty much whatever it pleases without any untoward consequences occurring to it. The record over the last thirty years or more proves that pretty conclusively.

    Their top executives keep accumulating years towards those lavish taxpayer-supported pensions, the agency’s workforce remains stable and large, and its budget remains ample, and things are just motoring along. There is no suggestion whatsoever that they have been reprimanded, scolded, chastised or punished in the least.

    So – despite all of the talk and hot air expended, that’s the bottom line. What else are taxpayers to conclude but that there is no one in charge of that agency, but that agency itself and its cohorts deep inside the Washington establishment.

  9. On March 21, 2024 at 10:03 pm, george 1 said:

    Remember that Trump put the ATF on steroids with his administrative bump stack ban. He is no friend of the RTKABA.

  10. On March 22, 2024 at 3:00 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ george 1

    Who said anything about Orange Man Bad? I sure didn’t, because I have always known that guy is no friend of the Second Amendment, despite his claims to the contrary. He is only pro-2A in comparison to typical NY liberals, which sets a pretty low bar.

    The ATF has been problematical in its conduct long before Donald Trump ever came onto the scene politically. He was just the cherry on that particular sundae.

    The underlying issue is that the constitutional restraints upon the actions of the federal government are now all-but-gone. It has been so long since anyone in that town thought in those terms that it is probably too late to turn the tide.

    As for most ordinary Americans, they did not love liberty enough to safeguard it properly, or to exercise the vigilance the Founders warned would be necessary to preserve it.

    “Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.”
    ~ Judge Learned Hand

  11. On March 22, 2024 at 5:16 am, Mark Matis said:

    One more time:
    The NRA told Trump the bump stock ban was FINE!

  12. On March 22, 2024 at 6:47 pm, Dan said:

    This wasn’t a raid, it wasn’t an arrest. It was a message…and an execution. The message from the criminals at BATFEces is clear. “We can and will murder anyone, anywhere at any time we choose and do so with total impunity.”.

  13. On March 22, 2024 at 9:59 pm, X said:

    It appears that the “heinous crime” that the ATF shot him dead over was purchasing a number of arms legally, and then privately reselling them without an FFL.

    Doesn’t say if he was doing it for a profit, which seems unlikely because he had a lot of money. Possibly he had enough money to just buy anything he wanted just to try it once, and then resell it afterword.

    The ATF of course could have just sent him a letter advising him to apply for an FFL, but it’s more fun to kick in someone’s door and shoot him in the head, I guess:

  14. On March 25, 2024 at 8:29 pm, Longbow said:

    The warrant is out. It looks like the “subject” bought and sold too many guns, without Federal Permission to do so. So, in short, he was as good as killed (now brain dead) for being stupid.

  15. On March 25, 2024 at 8:39 pm, Longbow said:

    Correction: Now deceased.

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