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Trek’s Trek: Ride for the Brian Terry Foundation

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Starting today, Erik “Trek” Utrecht is on a mission: to ride 2000 miles to raise awareness and more than a few funds for the Brian Terry Foundation....

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The Family of Slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Issues Statement on the Resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder

Monday, January 11, 2016

Eric Holder’s announced resignation as Attorney General of the United States is long overdue. Under Holder’s watch, the Department of Justice and ATF orchestrated the failed gun trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious....

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Family of Border Agent Brian Terry Marks Four Years Since His Murder

Friday, January 01, 2016

The family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in Arizona’s Peck Canyon by Mexican bandits carrying weapons provided to them through Operation Fast and Furious, marked the four year anniversary of his murder yesterday....

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Fast and Furious: Guilty Plea in Brian Terry Murder

Saturday, December 26, 2015

One of the suspects accused in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has plead guilty to first degree murder charges. Under the plea deal, Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez will be sentenced to 30 years in prison. – See more at: http://honorbrianterry.com/news#sthash.hq6zHRMN.dpuf...

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Fast & Furious whistleblower: ATF still broken five years after scandal

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

At long last, the first trial based on the events surrounding the violent 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry by Mexican drug smugglers wielding firearms supplied by the U.S. government began last week in a Tucson, Arizona, courtroom....

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2 men found guilty of murder in 2010 border agent’s death

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Two men were convicted of murder charges Thursday in the killing of a Border Patrol agent whose death brought to light the bungled federal gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious....

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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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