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1. go international with software and technology (after they stole, yes STOLE, Coloseum Software Corporation's proprietary program-maybe hold our breath until the BSA sues and awards someone $1 million for reporting piracy....or not). See articles at very bottom..


United States, Belgium Sign eTrace Agreement
WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will provide eTrace, an electronic firearms tracing system, to Belgium to strengthen its efforts to combat firearms trafficking.

The MOU establishes conditions of the partnership between ATF and the Belgian Federal Police regarding access and use of eTrace services that are made available to law enforcement agencies. The document was signed by ATF and Belgian officials in their respective countries.

ATF’s eTrace is a firearms trace request submission system and interactive trace analysis module that facilitates firearms tracing and assists ATF’s efforts to combat firearms trafficking. eTrace provides the electronic exchange of crime gun incident data in a Web-based environment with a portal to the Firearms Tracing System (FTS) database. The system provides real-time capabilities that allow law enforcement agencies to submit electronic firearms trace requests, monitor the progress of traces, retrieve completed trace results and query firearms trace-related data in the FTS database. It also allows registered users to initiate a search on virtually any data field or combination of data elements such as firearm serial numbers, an individual’s name, a type of crime, date of recovery or other identifiers. Registered eTrace users also can generate statistical reports on the number of traces submitted, the top firearms traced, the average time-to-crime rates and other variables.

ATF processed more than 340,000 crime-gun trace requests in fiscal year 2009. To date, more than 2,800 U.S. law enforcement agencies and 29 foreign countries use eTrace in their investigative work.

ATF is a law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to preventing violent crime. More information on ATF and its programs and resources is at http://www.atf.gov.

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2. Use America's favorite family pet, the canine-Labrador Retriever with cool names like JP Melton and Pepper, in televised NCAA college basketball tournaments for max exposure, don't forget to smile big for the cameras.

ATF K-9’s Help Protect Spokane NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Spokane, WA — Not everyone participating in this year’s NCAA tournament is a basketball player. Two highly-trained K-9 dogs from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will help keep fans and players safe this weekend at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington. Virgil, and his Seattle based partner, ATF Special Agent Kent Plemons, along with Pepper (also known as Little Wiggle Butt), and her partner Deputy J.P Melton of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department, will be closely watching for anything that could be used to disrupt the games.

Virgil and Pepper are both well heeled graduates of ATF’s Explosives Detection Canine School and have been specially trained to detect a variety of explosive compounds and materials that could be used in an explosive device. The dogs’ ability at detection is so keen that they can smell over 19,000 different chemical compounds. ATF’s explosives K-9 program, which began in 1986, uses only Labrador retrievers supplied by the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, the Guide Foundation and Canine Companions for Independence. In addition to daily training, these specialty canines and their handlers had to first pass muster through an intensive 10-week program at the ATF Canine Training Center in Front Royal, Va.

“The K-9 teams supporting the NCAA tournament are among the very best,” said Kelvin Crenshaw, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Seattle Field Division. “As players and fans enjoy the games and excitement of March Madness in Spokane, our ATF K-9’s and their handlers will be working hard behind the scenes, side-by-side with fellow law enforcement and security components, to keep everyone safe and secure through this event.”


Gone to the Dogs — pictured from left: Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy J.P Melton and Pepper team-up with ATF Special Agent Kent Plemons and Virgil to help keep the games safe.

The Sweet Smell of March Madness — pictured: Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy J.P Melton and his ATF K-9 partner Pepper take a close look

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3. endear agency to the Christian WASPs in church arson investigations, whose guns you confiscate in raids (see "David Olofson").

State Fire Marshal and ATF Seeks Assistance in Stark County Church Arson Investigation
$10,000 Reward Offered
Alliance, Ohio. — Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Division of State Fire Marshal today issued a request for the public’s assistance in an ongoing arson investigation in Stark County. The Division of State Fire Marshal, through the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee, is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for last Saturday’s church fire in Alliance. The ATF is offering an additional $5,000, bringing the total reward to $10,000.

The fire at Salem United Methodist Church, 14113 Salem Church Street N.E. in Alliance, was reported at 7:44 a.m. on March 13. The fire was ruled arson after investigators eliminated accidental causes and found evidence indicating the fire was intentionally set. The specifics of that evidence will not be released at this time as this is an ongoing criminal investigation.

Investigators say the blaze caused more than $200,000 damage to the main sanctuary and basement of the church.

“ATF is committed to pursuing arsonists that endanger firefighters and communities by their senseless actions. Anyone with information that can lead to identifying the person or persons responsible should contact ATF or the State Fire Marshals; you can make your community safer with a phone call” said Chris Sadowski, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Columbus Field Division.

“Arson is a serious and potentially deadly crime that impacts and entire community,” said Interim State Fire Marshal Don Cooper. “Someone has information about this fire, and we encourage them to come forward and provide details to investigators.”

Anyone having information should call the ATF 24/7 hotline 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473) or the Blue Ribbon Arson hotline 1-800-589-2728.

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for investigating crimes of arson. More information on ATF and its programs can be found at http://www.atf.gov

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4. endear the agency to America's Heroes, our front line shooters in theater, again mainly Whitle Christian WASPs..who may be coerced, especially in this Obama-economy, to join this federal agency and violate the Constitution while facing the prospect of death by citizenry gunfire while committing aforementioned crime.

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5. wax poetic, remenisce and reach back to 1932 for factoid about "the first known African-American prohibition agent" in a failed early drug war program to deny Americans from a historic staple, alcohol (coincidentally he was killed by a "colored" assailant-see pic).

Remembering Prohibition Agent Killed in the Line of Duty
Editor’s Note: This story was created using excerpts from official investigative reports. Eugene Jackson is the first known African-American prohibition agent killed in the line of duty.


Prohibition Agent Eugene Jackson, 1897 – 1932. Photo courtesy of ATF Historic Archives
Undoubtedly, life was good for Prohibition Agent Eugene Jackson and his new bride of one month, Lillie. It was July 31, 1932, and the Washington Senators were playing the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. The Senators were ahead by three runs. The Jacksons and their good friend, Narcotics Inspector James Fletcher, dressed in their Sunday finest, were passing the day together waiting to pick up Fletcher’s wife at the railroad station.

Jackson had been working as a federal prohibition agent in a temporary status since September 1925. In March 1932, after passing the written exam, he was granted permanent status and with it came a transfer from Washington to Chicago, his first choice for duty office. Not only did he have a job making $2,300 annually in a time when work could be hard to come by, he landed in the hot spot of prohibition enforcement.

As if things couldn’t get any better, Fletcher had also recently been granted a transfer from the capital to the Windy City, moving before his wife so that he could settle in and prepare for her arrival. He rented a kitchenette apartment in the same building on South Parkway as the Jacksons. Fletcher’s wife was scheduled to arrive on a train that same afternoon, and the three friends were happily anticipating her arrival as well as their exciting new future. All in all, life was good.

Shortly after lunch, the three went to the railroad station. When they arrived, Fletcher’s wife was not there as expected. They returned home, no doubt disappointed by the mix-up.

Jackson parked his automobile on the street directly in front of his residence. No sooner were the tires on the curb when they saw a man, about 30 years old, walk up to the house two doors down and knock. From inside the car, the three friends watched him deliver a package wrapped in a paper bag much the way liquor was frequently packaged for delivery to the neighborhoods.

“Ten to one he’s a bootlegger,” said Jackson.

“You got that right,” said Fletcher.

“Now boys, it’s Sunday,” said Jackson’s wife.

“I’m gonna go talk to him,” Jackson said. “See if I can make a buy.”

“Please let it go,” Jackson’s wife pleaded. “Make your case some other time. It’s Sunday!”

“It’s my duty, day or night, to make a case against bootleggers. I’ve got to go.”

Before Jackson’s wife could protest further, Jackson was out of the automobile and at the man’s side.

“Can you get some liquor for me?” If the man was surprised, he didn’t show it.

“What makes you think I’m a bootlegger?”

“I just saw you deliver a package. Anybody can tell it was liquor.”

“You a prohibition agent?”

“I’m just a colored man from out of town.”

“There’s colored agents too. Whereabouts you from?”

“Washington D.C. There’s my car with the D.C. plates,” Jackson gestured at the automobile.

“How much does the colored man from D.C. want?”

“A gallon will do.”

“Be back here in a half hour. If I find you’re a prohibition agent, though, I’ll come back shooting.”


Western Union Telegram announcing the death of Prohibition Agent Eugene Jackson. Courtesy of ATF Historic Archives
By the time Jackson got back to the car, Fletcher had removed his duty revolver from a bag and placed it on the seat next to him. Jackson opened the car door for his wife and offered her his arm. He escorted her out of the car and up the two flights of stairs to their apartment, leaving Fletcher behind in the car.

No sooner had Jackson opened the apartment door than his wife tried to dissuade him from making the arrest.

“I heard what he said, Eugene. I don’t like all of that gun talk. I’m frightened.”

Eugene did his best to reassure her before he picked up the phone and called his regular partner, Prohibition Investigator Moses Proffitt. When Proffitt didn’t answer the phone, he called Prohibition Investigator Smith Wilson, another colleague.

When Jackson asked Wilson for backup, Smith didn’t hesitate. “He’ll be back in 30 minutes - I’ll be there in 20.”

Outside, unbeknownst to Jackson, the bootlegger, Drew Clark, returned early and pulled alongside of Jackson’s car. He held up the jug of liquor for Fletcher to see. “Got it. Where’s your friend?”

“Upstairs getting money.”

“I can’t be hanging around here.”

Fletcher, trying his best to help his friend make the case, replied: “He’s coming. Just hold your horses.”

Clark got out of his car and waited next to Fletcher, who remained seated in the passenger seat. But not another word passed between them.

Satisfied that Wilson was on his way, Eugene hung up the phone and headed for the door.

“At least take your gun,” Lillie said.

“Too bulky. He might see it.”

“Please, Eugene.”

“Fletcher’s got his gun. One gun’s enough. I don’t need any gunplay today,” said Jackson, perhaps remembering his involvement in the shooting death of a D.C. gambler in February of that same year and the sticky internal investigation that followed.

And with that he went out the door, leaving his anxious wife behind in the apartment, looking out of the front window onto the street below.

Eugene greeted the landlady on the landing as he passed and briskly strode up to Clark. “You got the liquor?”

“Yup, I do. You got the money?”

“How much for the whole jug?” Jackson reached in his pocket and pulled out the bills to pay him.


Western Union Telegram announcing the indictment of Drew Clark. Courtesy of ATF Historic Archives
As quick as Clark snatched the money and handed Jackson the jug, Jackson pulled out his badge. “Federal prohibition agent,” he announced. “You’re under arrest.”

Clark plucked his revolver out of his pocket and fired two quick shots into Jackson’s torso. Jackson fell against Clark’s car. The jug shattered, spilling liquor onto the sidewalk. Jackson landed on the running board of the bootlegger’s automobile, and lay still.

Fletcher burst out of the the car. Clark quickly fired four shots at Fletcher, who fell to the ground behind the automobile and crawled into the road.

Possibly out of bullets, Clark took off running down the street. Fletcher rebounded and quickly jumped into Jackson’s automobile to give pursuit.

Fletcher lost sight of Clark around 39th St. and drove back to the scene of the shooting. Only then did he realize how badly injured his friend was. He struggled to load him into the car, and sped off to Provident Hospital at 16 West 36th St.

Meanwhile, Prohibition Agent Smith Wilson arrived according to plan and right on time. But all he saw was Jackson’s car with Fletcher behind the wheel speeding down South Parkway. He did what he was trained to do. He cordoned off the crime scene and picked up the pieces of the shattered jug, attempting to mop up the evidence dripping into the gutter. He recovered two ounces of the liquor and prepared it for shipment to the United States Chemist for analysis.

A few minutes after arriving at Provident Hospital, Eugene Jackson passed away despite the heroic efforts of the hospital staff. His last words were reportedly, “God have mercy on my soul.” A little over one week after Prohibition Agent Eugene Jackson was killed in the line of duty, bootlegger Drew Clark was indicted on first degree murder charges.



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TWO ARTICLES BELOW REGARDING 1. ABOVE, AT TOP OF PAGE...Coloseum software theft..

http://work-at-home.business-opportunities.biz/2008/10/17/batf-steals-proprietary-software-secrets-intellectual-property/

BATF Steals Proprietary Software Secrets & Intellectual Property
October 17, 2008 by Chuck | 0 Comments
I remember growing up in the country where people had home based businesses and sold firearms to hunters. I’d wondered why I was seeing fewer of these work at home businesses. Federal bureaucracy.
Now they are cutting into the business of a software company!

Even the IRS didn’t steal Turbo Tax!

Listen, if someone from Pepsi got employed by Coke and stole the recipe, there’d be hell to pay and someone would be going to jail. This Ms. Melinda Whitworth and her superiors need to be going to jail too for a LONG time. And there needs to be severe financial penalties attached to them and their agency for this crime.


Coloseum Software Corporation has developed software that will help dealers record all of the information that is unconstitutionally required by the federal government — and to keep that information in a way that insulates them from bogus prosecutions at the hands of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (aka The Gang).

The document that is most often involved in “gotcha” injustices is the Form 4473 which all customers must fill out when buying from a licensed federal firearms dealer — a requirement that is yet another unconstitutional imposition by the feds.

One of the favorite tricks of the BATFE has been to pounce on trivial customer errors such as writing “Blto” instead of “Baltimore” on the 4473 Form. One dealer supposedly showed his willfulness in breaking the law when his clerks missed some sixty-plus instances when customers tried to “sneak”
Blto past those eagle-eyed inspectors.

While this does nothing to fight crime, it has allowed BATF to reduce the ranks of dealers by some 85 percent since the Clinton presidency.

The genius of Coloseum’s software is that it allows a dealer to walk a customer through the Form 4473 without making a single mistake. With an electronic signature, the computer’s form can be printed, providing a perfect 4473 available for inspection.

A foolproof way of filling out the 4473 would reduce the number of dealers put out of business. That’s the advantage of using the Coloseum software.

So Coloseum approached the BATFE several months ago to discuss its plans to release the first eForm 4473. The company wanted to make sure that it was complying with all applicable federal laws and get the agency’s approval for the product.

The BATFE wanted to see the details of the program, which left the directors at Coloseum a bit hesitant, as companies are reticent to expose the details of a product before it’s released to the market place.

No problem, Coloseum was told. The agency would protect the details of their product.

Well, that was a lie.

The BATF assigned a liaison, Ms. Melinda Whitworth, to work with Coloseum. She dealt with the company for several weeks, asking many detailed questions. Again, Coloseum was led to believe that, if they worked with Ms. Whitworth, they would get approval for their product.

Well, one of the Gang’s representatives called for a meeting with Coloseum — a meeting which took place earlier this month. It was at that meeting that Coloseum was told by an ATF agent that, “The BATF is in the process of creating our own technologies.”

Coloseum asked for clarification — did that mean that BATFE was developing its own software, similar to Coloseum’s? “Yes” was the response.

James LaMonte, the CEO and founder of Coloseum Software Corp. was dumbfounded. “As a small business owner, I never would have thought that our biggest competition was the United States Government,” he told Gun Owners of America.

After all, the IRS does not publish a “government version” of Turbo Tax. It’s private companies that produce such products for public use. The BATF, as it is so apt to do, was once again trampling on the little guy.

Oh, and what about their “liaison,” Ms. Whitworth? At the recent meeting, Coloseum found that Ms. Whitworth — who was supposedly helping the company get ATF approval of its software — was in charge of the team that is developing the copycat software at ATF.

Ms. Whitworth even had the effrontery to apologize for not having developed a product as good as Coloseum’s.

Here is the bottom line. If The BATF gets their software out to dealers (probably for “free”) before Coloseum gets to market, then the government’s stolen version of the software is public domain. No one would ever need to buy Coloseum’s intellectual property.

Coloseum is sending a free copy of its product to dealers so they can install the software on their store computer. If dealers need additional copies for a second or third computer, they can buy additional copies, as well. Hopefully, dealers will pounce on this opportunity.

What Coloseum is doing is unprecedented. And so, it seems, is the blatant thievery brazenly carried out by The BATF.

If dealers decide they just want to use the Bureau’s software, they should first consider that they will be getting a much inferior product. Moreover, The BATF’s software means that the government will have unrestricted access to all of the dealer’s business records because it will allow “back door”
access by the ATF. This kind of untrammeled access of all dealer records would not be possible with Coloseum Software.

In Government


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BAFTE steals software secrets – what’s next? Your guns? Ya Think!?


Published on October 17th, 2008
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The federal government has an obvious agenda to make us all, except obviously those in power, servants of the state. Think not? Congress is out of control. The SOB with his signing statements, executive orders, and Patriot Act is out of control. The judiciary is making law, their law. The IRS is out of control. Now add to that list of despots, the BATFE. They have been shutting gun stores for years so now we are down to about 15 percent of the stores we had some 15 years ago. That is A LOT of shut businesses. With Sullivan, the snake, at the helm we can expect only more of the same. Now we hear that the government is in the software plagiarizing business. Truly amazing!

As a computer programmer I toyed with the notion of creating software for the gun sales business. I thought about it for a minute then realized that I would have to work with the BATFE. That what I spent long hours writing could, at a stroke of a bureaucrat’s pen, become worthless. I knew I did not want to be in a position where I had to trust them, because I don’t, so I quickly gave up on the idea.

Amazingly, it turns out that the BATFE is doing to Coloseum exactly what I figured they could do to any programmer. I also fear of the day that the BATFE controls the software. That gives them all sorts of power to ‘fix’ records to suit their fancy and access back doors into your business. Better get you guns now, it may not be possible in the not distant future.

Here is the e-mail alert from Gun Owners of America (note that the NRA is silent on this) dated 10/17/2008 entitled “BATFE Adds Theft To Its Crimes”:

Coloseum Software Corporation has developed software that will help dealers record all of the information that is unconstitutionally required by the federal government — and to keep that information in a way that insulates them from bogus prosecutions at the hands of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (aka The Gang).

The document that is most often involved in “gotcha” injustices is the Form 4473 which all customers must fill out when buying from a licensed federal firearms dealer — a requirement that is yet another unconstitutional imposition by the feds.

One of the favorite tricks of the BATFE has been to pounce on trivial customer errors such as writing “Blto” instead of “Baltimore” on the 4473 Form. One dealer supposedly showed his willfulness in breaking the law when his clerks missed some sixty-plus instances when customers tried to
“sneak” Blto past those eagle-eyed inspectors from The Gang.

While this does nothing to fight crime, it has allowed The Gang to reduce the ranks of dealers by some 85 percent since the Clinton presidency.

The genius of Coloseum’s software is that it allows a dealer to walk a customer through the Form 4473 without making a single mistake. With an electronic signature, the computer’s form can be printed, providing a perfect 4473 available for The Gang to inspect.

A foolproof way of filling out the 4473 would reduce the number of dealers put out of business. That’s the advantage of using the Coloseum software.

So Coloseum approached the BATFE several months ago to discuss its plans to release the first eForm 4473. The company wanted to make sure that it was complying with all applicable federal laws and get the agency’s approval for the product.

The BATFE wanted to see the details of the program, which left the directors at Coloseum a bit hesitant, as companies are reticent to expose the details of a product before it’s released to the market place.

No problem, Coloseum was told. The agency would protect the details of their product.

Well, that was a lie.

The Gang assigned a liaison, Ms. Melinda Whitworth, to work with Coloseum. She dealt with the company for several weeks, asking many detailed questions. Again, Coloseum was led to believe that, if they worked with Ms. Whitworth, they would get approval for their product.

Well, one of the Gang’s representatives called for a meeting with Coloseum — a meeting which took place earlier this month. It was at that meeting that Coloseum was told by an ATF agent that, “The BATF is in the process of creating our own technologies.”

Coloseum asked for clarification — did that mean that BATFE was developing its own software, similar to Coloseum’s? “Yes” was the response.

James LaMonte, the CEO and founder of Coloseum Software Corp. was dumbfounded. “As a small business owner, I never would have thought that our biggest competition was the United States Government,” he told Gun Owners of America.

After all, the IRS does not publish a “government version” of Turbo Tax. It’s private companies that produce such products for public use. The Gang, as it is so apt to do, was once again trampling on the little guy.

Oh, and what about their “liaison,” Ms. Whitworth? At the recent meeting, Coloseum found that Ms. Whitworth — who was supposedly helping the company get ATF approval of its software — was in charge of the team that is developing the copycat software at ATF.

Ms. Whitworth even had the effrontery to apologize for not having developed a product as good as Coloseum’s.

Here is the bottom line. If The Gang gets their software out to dealers (probably for “free”) before Coloseum gets to market, then the government’s stolen version of the software is public domain. No one would ever need to buy Coloseum’s intellectual property.

Coloseum is sending a free copy of its product to dealers so they can install the software on their store computer. If dealers need additional copies for a second or third computer, they can buy additional copies, as well. Hopefully, dealers will pounce on this opportunity.

What Coloseum is doing is unprecedented. And so, it seems, is the blatant thievery brazenly carried out by The Gang.

If dealers decide they just want to use the Bureau’s software, they should first consider that they will be getting a much inferior product. Moreover, The Gang’s software means that the government will have unrestricted access to all of the dealer’s business records because it will allow “back door” access by the ATF. This kind of untrammeled access of all dealer records would not be possible with Coloseum Software. {And if anyone thinks they would not do that then they must be brain dead.}

It is long overdue that President Bush clean house at the BATFE. {The SOB has no intention of cleaning up the BATFE, please get that through your head! Vote Chuck Baldwin, he will clean up the BATFE!} He needs to fire the Acting Director of the Bureau and command that employees destroy their stolen property. {Fat chance.}

ACTION: Please send the email message below, urging the President to rein in the BATFE.

You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send the President the pre-written message below. You can also contact the President using any of the following mediums:

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

E-mail: president@whitehouse.gov

—- Pre-written letter —-

Dear President Bush,

Gun Owners of America has told me of the outrageous theft of intellectual property that has been perpetrated by the BATFE against Coloseum Software Corp.

Please fire Acting Director Michael Sullivan and command the Bureau to destroy all copies of their stolen software.

The BATFE is an agency out of control. Please take charge and rein them in.

Sincerely,

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