A suspect had tried to disarm Kenny and was now claiming excessive force during the arrest. It must be difficult being a dedicated oenophile on a paltry government salary. LOL I would bet if we saw the bodycam footage, he was being an arrogant a$$hole and he got what he deserved. hands at at or slightly above waist level. The backstory is, it was spanky's wine. The lawsuit said Burk was in his normal work attire, which was described as “casual professional” with his credentials in a pocket and an ID card around his neck. Collapse. comments. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. real title of this piece should read “ATF AGENT SOON LEARNS ABOUT QUALIFIED IMMUNITY”. ATF Agent Tased by Police in Columbus (He Didn’t Like It) uQuietNUncomfortable 0. submitted by /u/QuietNUncomfortable : Read More. OTOH, the agent wouldn’t be the first person roughed up by the cops with little to no provocation. Why the meat just falls right off the bone, yum. After about an hour, during which Burk said he was denied water and “frequently disparaged … to everyone in earshot” by Fihe, Burk was released without charges. Say it isn’t so Joe,say it isn’t so. Applicants interested in becoming special agents must demonstrate their ability to tackle multiple physical tasks as a display of their excellent physical condition.. Here were the important rules from plainclothes that I remember, although they may vary. Agent James Burk of the ATF is suing the city of Columbus, Ohio and two police officers for using excessive force against him. -No water for a whole hour? Oddly enough, while several news outlets mention the bodycam footage, none have posted anything but the image above. The only think that even slightly smells of anything stronger than “treated you like a taxpayer, didn’t they?” is “I was proned out and they tased me for no reason”. According to deputies, they caught Burk going to the self-checkout in August and paying $19 for four bottles of wine that had a total price tag of $222. i dont like saying this but recent events are forcing my hand: Bodycam image of ATF Agent Burk. I’m glad the police got before he could start a fire. Easiest way to duck jury duty is to let them know you’re interested in giving the guilty bastard the fair trial he deserves… . […] Ironic that a citizen used the law to protect themselves from the ATF. Possum, I have missed your comments here…the trolls have made this a dreary place, nice to have some humor to cheer us up! Mr. sue happy sounds arrogant otherwise he’d lick his wounds and stfu. -So, the guy committed theft (petty theft under Ohio law, but still theft) in 2015, and he still is employed as a Federal agent? Please tell me what color the sky is in your world? Box 213, Presto, PA 15142, Website design and application development by davidcdalton.com, paper in his hands doesn’t even seem to be on a clipboard. Article says ATF agent is an alleged wine thief too. hands at at or slightly above waist level. He was a Fed too. About AR15.COM. Give them axes or hand grenades. I figured the cops had braced pistols at home, and already had to surrender their bump-stocks. The idea this creep thinks he can sue for *anything* brings up the question of how he got hired. You, red wolf, Chief Censor, and enuf plus plenty of other “trolls” that say such ridiculous things that it can only drive gun owners together. Usually anything directed at people is left to the FBI to come in an dish out after the ATF blunders into some self concocted and administered bullshit. According to Burke, he was wearing “casual professional” clothes with an ID around his neck. possum, you are a nut, but in a good sort of way. ATF Agent Tased – ATF Agent & Columbus Police Matter! Let’s take a look at that bodycam image above. The ATF is sending out lone agents to perform gun confiscation? Agree these government agents need to resign and a shot gun is not illegal these communist are using anything they can for an excuse to take peoples guns we can not allow this, and those that sell guns ammunition need to destroy any and all their costumers list it is none of the government right to know what you have or how many, Constitutional law to charge for a license, registration, or list is Against the Constitution no NO IFRINGMENT and all the above is an INFRINGEMENT we need a lawyer that has some strength and Sue the Government for all the above reasons. Comments. I don’t care what clown suit someone is wearing or driving they are not coming around me until they are on camera and identified as legit. Come to my door…No ID, No Warrant demanding I turn over a firearm will result in getting said firearm stuck in your face and only by the grace of my disposition at the time not result in death. depends…sometimes their arrogant intrusion into local investigations is resented…but their fire and arson as well as explosive acumen can sometimes come in handy….. Maybe next time leave the confiscating to people with warrants, badges and guns. Hide Post: From an article describing his lawsuit. Actually pursuing proper channels (i.e. paper in his hands doesn’t even seem to be on a clipboard. 198 The case stems from a July 7 incident in which ATF special agent James Burk alleges two Columbus Police officers tased and handcuffed him while he attempted to carry out official duties. Most, but not all Federal employees I have interacted with in my life have been lackadaisical, surly, rude, haughty and condescending. so that was what the ATF was throwing into the branch dividian’s compound at Waco. But as Burk’s history as a bargain-hunting wine connoisseur makes clear, the ATF only employs the most honest and upstanding individuals. ATF always start things other agencies have to finish….not that they perform any better.. Yeah, you gotta love Republican Reagan and Bush’s ATF and FBI, a bunch of killers. That his appearance and posture as shown in bodycam video isn’t what he claims causes me to wonder about the allegations about police behavior. To the Democrat party it’s an end unto itself. If a ratty stranger — all by himself, with no backup or visible ID — looking like Burk in the image above appeared at my door demanding my gun, I wouldn’t be inclined to believe he represented any law enforcement agency. i dont know what hes complaining about Heavens to Mergetreude! Kiss my ring peasants…he he. I think both sides reacted like idiots, but the local cops were just bigger idiots. More proof the ATF is just a band of common lawless criminals. On one hand, nothing bad that happens to an Re: ATF agent gets tasered. Looks like distributing crap/abuse is O.K. He doesn’t look “official” at all. Badged Alcoholics Thoroughly Fuck up Everything. The lawsuit said the officers also used a Taser on Burk multiple times while he was face down and “not evading arrest” before handcuffing Burk and placing him in the back of a cruiser, a process that involved pulling him into the car because a seatbelt was in the way. Fvkn thieves. 1 3 31. According to the report, Kroger employees had grown suspicious of Burk and began watching him. Which, one presumes, is why they were watching him so closely. Bring water to a rapid boil, insert ATF agent, boil for 1 hour, add taters, carrots, onions, salt and pepper, cover barrel and simmer for 30 minutes. If not, the magic words are still “he was resisting”, to which the judge will say “qualified immunity, dismissed”. That’s right boss, no systemic racism here, all good! This guy fits the stereotype to a “T”. Arson? The case stems from a July 7 incident in which ATF special agent James Burk alleges two Columbus Police officers tased and handcuffed him while he attempted to carry out official duties. Posts: 7,944. knowing what we now know about the atf…id say that he likely got way better than he deserved ]…best to remember the BATF doesn’t hire the best and the brightest.. Is it possible to find for the defendants and buy them beer? But hey, I guess Mr. ATF is too important for that. due process where the accused can face their accuser and defend themselves and make their case to a jury of their peers) before depriving one of their property? “Even though Agent Burk had both hands raised and had represented that he is a federal agent, officer Fihe immediately drew his weapon and pointed it … while simultaneously screaming at (Burk) to get on the ground.”. Careful how wildly you compliment them. Paraphrasing Rick: “I don’t mind a shoplifter. But as Burk’s history as a bargain-hunting wine connoisseur makes clear, the ATF only employs the most honest and upstanding individuals. Government employment is a necessary evil, a means to an end. First, take NO enforcement action without uniformed officers present unless there was an imminent threat of injury to a victim (i.e. Assault! What does the “A” in ‘ATF’ stand for again? That’s kinda how I feel, and I would feel the same way if some feds did this to a local cop who was trying to confiscate a weapon. Incompetence far in excess of unbelievable. I object to a cut-rate one.”, But I’m a fed! Agent James Burk of the ATF is suing the city of Columbus, Ohio and two police officers for using excessive force against him. I don’t consider myself a Republican, but there’s no arguing that their economic policy vis a vis government employment improves both efficiency and effectiveness. 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