Brickbat: Being There


Chauncey Wright has an IQ of 54 That didn't stop undercover agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from paying the Milwaukee man to help set up illegal gun and drug deals. And his low IQ didn't stop them from charging Wright with federal drug and gun violations after they were finished using him. He was sentenced to six months house arrest and four years probation for his role in the sting. But U.S. District Judge J.P Stadtmueller said things actually worked out well for Wright. "If there's one shining light in the ATF's undercover operation, it's you getting the medical treatment and attention that has been so neglected in your life," he said.

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  1. Wright’s attorney, Joseph Bugni, with Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin, called Wright’s case tragic. He said he didn’t fully recognize Wright’s disability until having met with him a few times.

    “It wasn’t until my third meeting with him that I felt sure that something was off with him,” Bugni wrote in a letter to the judge before sentencing. “And when the report from (the doctor) came back, I was flabbergasted at the fact that I had missed such a severe limitation.”

    Wright worked for Fearless Distributing about six months. Bugni and family members said that was more than enough time for agents to recognize something was wrong.

    The ATF’s “Operation Fearless” is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General for a slew of foul-ups and failures exposed in recent months by a Journal Sentinel investigation.

    The sting was aimed at taking guns and drugs off the street, but the Journal Sentinel found it was marred by an agent having his machine gun stolen, the storefront being ripped off, agents allowing a felon with a gun to leave the store after he admitted he needed it to shoot someone, charges being filed against the wrong people ? including a man who was in prison at the time ? and other missteps.

    Have they considered that the agents didn’t recognize his disability because they themselves are fucking retarded?

    1. “…..allowing a felon with a gun to leave the store after he admitted he needed it to shoot someone, charges being filed against the wrong people ? including a man who was in prison at the time ? and other missteps.”

      These are not ‘missteps’.

      1. “These are not ‘missteps’.”

        Not at all. They are standard operating procedure.

        1. once again government checks and balances being an utter joke. Only being researched after a group of citizen released a report….wtf! Just like the NSA getting away with murder for years until some citizen reported the actions. Just proves the government can’t be trusted and it’s checks and balances are nothing but a farce.

  2. They originally tried to recruit him for the ATF, but he proved to be far too smart.

  3. Wright said he is glad to be out of jail and trying to learn from what happened. He said he expected it would take some time to adjust and said he could use a cigarette to calm his nerves. He never smoked before agents began paying him in cigarettes, he said.

    Our heroes.

    1. The fools – everyone knows you pay retards the differential abled in cake.

      1. What’s the preferred currency for Hit and Runners?

        1. Cheap bourbon in a dirty glass.

        2. Bitcoin, of course.

          That, or pure gold.

        3. Orphans

        4. Orphan blood. Or human skin, whether from orphans or not.

        5. Tiny bottles of Eau de Salty Ham Tears

        6. I know I’m late but printed firearms.

  4. I wonder how common this is. I was at a gun store about a year ago where a young black man of low apparent intelligence was wandering around looking for advice on where to buy a gun. At first I thought he needed some advice so when he asked me an apparently honest question I started talking with him. His side of the conversation quickly devolved into him telling me he had a felony conviction after I advised him to go to the sheriff to get a carry permit. He started saying things like he needed something to defend himself and that he needed to get something “off the street.” I broke off the conversation and went to talk to the owner of the store. He said the same guy had been coming in over the past few days and just hanging out talking to the customers.

    I really wouldn’t be surprised if sting operations commonly use people like this to scope out potential targets.

  5. So IQ is a meaningless measurement when evaluating potential immigrants, but suddenly it should be taken into account when considering someone’s breaking the law? Ok, gotcha.

    1. I would guess that if an immigrant can navigate the process to become a citizen, he or she would have an average to above average IQ.

      1. And we won’t stop until all the children are above average!

    2. Well, when you’re picking a “patsy” for an entrapment scheme, it probably should be taken into account. For example, people of low enough IQ are sometimes not tried as adults, IINM.

    3. When you’re talking 54, it’s a meaningful measurement.

      When you’re talking the difference between immigrant and non-immigrant populations, which tends to be trivial…no, it’s not really that meaningful at all.

      Until all white Americans can pass a Fluffy-administered citizenship test, I don’t want to hear their fucking complaints about Mexicans.

      1. I don’t know what you do, do you actually administer citizenship tests, or is this a “Fluffy special citizenship test”?

        1. And if you actually DO administer them, what do people most often get wrong (or most often seems to be the cause of failure)?

          1. The real weed-out portion is Warty’s physical exam.

    4. They say there are strangers who threaten us
      In our immigrants and infidels
      They say there is strangeness too dangerous
      In our theaters and bookstore shelves
      That those who know what’s best for us
      Must rise and save us from ourselves

      Quick to judge
      Quick to anger
      Slow to understand
      Ignorance and prejudice
      And fear walk hand in hand…

    5. We got us a new little paleotroll? That’s cute.

    6. Should be taken into account when recruiting undercover informants.

  6. “If there’s one shining light in the ATF’s undercover operation, it’s you getting the medical treatment and attention that has been so neglected in your life”

    Is this part of Obamacare?

    1. The State has a wonderful Plan for Your Life.

  7. It’s for sure a white man’s world in America. Look here: I raised that boy since he was the size of a piss-ant. And I’ll say right now, he never learned to read and write. No, sir. Had no brains at all. Was stuffed with rice pudding between th’ ears. Shortchanged by the Lord, and dumb as a jackass. Look at him now! Yes, sir, all you’ve gotta be is white in America, to get whatever you want. Gobbledy-gook!

  8. He’s got a higher IQ than Tony.

    1. A pile of cow shot has a higher iq than Tony. And it is more useful.

      1. Especially if you need to bring down a charging regiment of cattle.

  9. My nigga!

  10. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from paying the Milwaukee man to help set up illegal gun and drug deals.

    Let’s be fair, it’s possible the Bureau thought Chauncey was Mexico.

    Chauncey Wright has an IQ of 54

    Also, I’m always a little tetchy about saying that a low-ish IQ absolves you of your crimes. Sidestepping this particular case, if I accepted that blanket defense, what argument would I have about my elected officials?

  11. This is what they mean by being left twisting slowly in the wind.

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