Dimitrios Karras for ATF DirectorRead the petition
June 19, 2014
Dear Mr. President,
I write to you in hopes of change. Your appointed employees have harassed and assaulted law abiding businesses across our nation. I run one of the businesses that have been attacked, due to the lack of integrity, that one specific employee of yours possesses. Earlier this year I wrote to the “Honorable” (I now use this term as a euphemism for this particular person) B. Todd Jones, who is the Director of the BATFE, pleading reason and sense with him.
Although, he had time in Congress to waive around his arms defensively and make statements that defy logic when addressing a question posed about his illegal raid of my business… Although, he had time to cause massive and irreversible damage to my business… He apparently doesn’t have time to even mount a semblance of a response to my pleas for help. I have attached the letter that I wrote to him several months ago to this correspondence for your reference.
It is at this time that I wish to request a change. I am one of your constituents, I am neither Republican nor Democrat, I am an American. I am a former Marine and combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. I started a business in a down economy and managed to grow it despite massive set-backs that would have crushed others. I have learned to make lemonade.
B. Todd Jones was made the Director of the BATFE on the heels of a seriously botched operation that ran firearms into the hands of cartel members and led to the death of an American Border Patrol Agent. His mission was to change the culture of the BATFE to one of a law abiding agency and not the Rogue Jack Booted Thug of an Agency that it currently is. HE HAS FAILED!
He has made not ONE policy change that had any effect on their culture. NONE of the persons involved with Operation Fast and Furious have been fired. Under B. Todd Jones, the BATFE has gone as far as to convince a mentally challenged individual to get a tattoo, on his NECK of all places, of a squid smoking marijuana!!!! Under B. Todd Jones, the BATFE, instead of trying to stop real criminal activity has used tax payer money to convince poor people to break the law so that they can be arrested!!! Under B. Todd Jones, the culture of the BATFE today is more lawless than it was when he took charge. B. Todd Jones has failed so badly that he actually put out a video warning ATF Agents of consequences if they whistle blow outside of his organization.
Instead of being one of those people that point out problems with no solutions, I wish to offer you a solution:
Your appointed employee has FAILED, ask him to resign! I personally volunteer to run that Agency for you with respect for the law. I will change the culture of that Agency to one that does not tolerate the Jack Booted Thug mentality that currently runs rampant.
Mr. B. Todd Jones’ actions are unacceptable of a man in his position and his refusal to take responsibility for his actions merely highlights his lack of leadership. Place me in his position and I will deliver the change you originally asked for.
With great respect,
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