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Kent Terry and Kelly Terry-Willis, Relatives of Slain Border Patrol Agent

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Kent Terry and Kelly Terry-Willis, Relatives of Slain Border Patrol Agent Kent Terry and Kelly Terry-Willis spoke about their brother, Brian Terry, a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was killed on December 14, 2010....

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Order blocking release of Fast and Furious records sent back to lower court on appeal – Washington Times

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a ruling that kept under wraps a limited number of documents related to a lawsuit Congress brought against the Justice Department as it probed the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation....

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Inspectors question Operation Fast and Furious lessons

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

DOJ Inspector General says federal law enforcement fixed most flawed policies and practices after a botched Arizona case....

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Obama Administration Must Turn Over ‘Fast and Furious’ Documents, Judge Rules

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday the Obama administration must turn over thousands of documents about the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation to House Republicans, rejecting White House claims that the papers were shielded by executive privilege....

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Seventh man indicted in slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

Saturday, February 06, 2016

A Mexican man accused of assembling the crew of drug robbers who killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a 2010 shootout in Arizona was indicted this week, the seventh person to be charged in the case....

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Press Release: Terry Family Statement

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Illegal immigrant becomes seventh defendant in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry....

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"THE UNARMED TRUTH: MY FIGHT TO BLOW THE WHISTLE AND EXPOSE FAST AND FURIOUS"

By: Kelly Terry-Willis & Wendy Colburn-Blanco

After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, John Dodson pulled bodies out of the wreckage at the Pentagon. In 2007, following the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech, John Dodson walked through the classrooms, heartbroken, to cover up the bodies of the victims. Then came Arizona. The American border. Ten days before Christmas, 2010, ATF agent John Dodson awoke to the news he had dreaded every day as a member of the elite team called the Group VII Strike Force: a U.S. border patrol agent named Brian Terry had been shot dead by bandits armed with guns that had been supplied to them by ATF. Was this an inevitable consequence of the Obama administration's Project Gunrunner, set in place one year earlier ostensibly to track Mexican drug cartels? Brian Terry's murder would not only change John Dodson's life forever; it would reveal a scandal so unthinkably unpatriotic that it forced President Barack Obama to claim executive privilege and caused Attorney General Eric Holder to be held in contempt of Congress. Federal Agent John Dodson, an ex-military man, took an oath to defend the world's greatest country, and proudly considered himself a walking patriotic example of the American Dream. Brian Terry, ex-military like Dodson, was only forty years old, a family man who served his country by working for the government. Dodson was terrified when the next phone call came, one with the potential to destroy his career, his family, and his life. CBS investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson asked Dodson to go public with what he knew about Fast and Furious. To Agent Dodson, this meant blowing the whistle. But to the family of Agent Terry, it was a chance to save lives and right a wrong. As he took a fight from the border towns of Arizona to a showdown in the halls of Congress, John Dodson clung to the hope that truth would prevail, that he would be redeemed, and that Brian Terry's death would not be in vain. Like whistle-blowers before him, John would not be welcome back on the job. But he found strength in his conscience, in the support of the American public, and in Senators Darryl Issa and Chuck Grassley. When his first-amendment rights to publicly tell his story were threatened, the ACLU took up his case. For her report revealing John Dodson as the key whistle-blower in Fast and Furious, Sharyl Attkisson received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. Ultimately, John Dodson was cleared by the Inspector General's office, publicly heralded as a hero, and returned to Arizona. Perhaps a lesson gleaned from John Dodson's powerful account is well stated by former Speaker of the House of Representatives Sam Rayburn: "If you always tell the truth, you don't have to remember what you said."

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