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Chicago Tribune Op-ed, I’ve been involved in over 100 stash house raids. They’re crucial to keeping cities safe.

atf stash house raid

Op-ed as submitted to the Chicago Tribune below; published October 26, 2021. By Chris Bayless Balancing the equation; response to Chicago Tribune’s reporting on ATF’s “fake” stash house sting cases Call it the “Stash House” tactic – a group of hardened criminals with tough backgrounds are invited to rob a location where dealers keep their drugs. They know it’s a good …

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Where Is The Injustice?

There it is again. A video – often graphic – showing a police officer shooting and killing a man or holding him down while his colleagues in blue look on. And often, the man who dies is black. It is painful to watch, and it cannot help but raise questions in the mind of the viewer. Every week, it seems, …

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Not One Brick Thrown

an ATF worker is looking at rubble

An editorial by Chris Bayless. On July 15th, 2017, Justine Damond, a 40-year-old Australian-American, was shot and killed by Mohamed Noor, a Somali-American, Minneapolis Police officer. She was unarmed, didn’t fight with the police. Didn’t have meth and fentanyl in her system, hadn’t committed a crime.  As it turned out, she had actually initiated the 911 call to report a …

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