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Federal Agent Killed in New Jersey

An FBI agent was killed in a shootout with bank robbers in New Jersey. Not much in the way of details yet, as the agents family has yet to be notified.

UPDATE: It’s looking like the agent may have been killed by friendly fire.  That’s a real tragedy.  The death of an agent is bad enough, but the other agent who shot him will have to live with that for the rest of his life.

“Special Agent Bush and his team were in pursuit of heavily armed serial bank robbers who are believed to be responsible for four bank robberies,” according to a statement from the bureau. “In two of those robberies, the suspects, armed with assault weapons, fired rounds while inside the bank.”

I had heard about these robberies.   All the suspects were from New Jersey:

Prosecutors filed charges in federal court Thursday night against three people in the attempted robbery. Wilfredo Berrios, 28; Michael Cruz, 21; and Francisco Herrera-Genao, 22, all of New Brunswick, New Jersey, were charged with attempted armed bank robbery and with use and carrying of a firearm during a crime of violence.

These guys need to go away for a long time.   I question how they were able to get assault weapons, when they are illegal in New Jersey, and illegal for a New Jersey resident to buy anywhere.

2 Responses to “Federal Agent Killed in New Jersey”

  1. straightarrow says:

    This just can’t be true. I don’t know how friendly it was, but the FBI had to have been the ones that killed the agents. After all, bank robbers don’t have guns in New Jersey, they have laws against that crap. And unless New Jersey is willing to admit that all their gun control is a failure, they have no business charging anybody with any crime involving a firearm because they have told us repeatedly that trampling all those rights of non-criminals would prevent just that sort of thing. Ergo, it didn’t happen, or if it did, it was done legally by law enforcement. They don’t suffer the same restrictions as innocent citizens do, you know?

    Shame the guy is dead. But we know criminals didn’t do it. Unless you believe all those Jersey politicians are liars.

  2. Sebastian says:

    New Jersey will never admit that their gun control regime is a failure. But these guys are going to go down on federal charges. It’s looking like the state won’t be involved.

    I could go into a whole bit here about how the federal government was never meant to have any kind of general police power, and that bank robbery, with or without a gun, is more properly a state matter, but that’s for another time.

    But friendly fire or not, this guy’s death is still pretty awful, at 52 he’s only a few years younger than my dad, so he’s probably not leaving any young children behind, but I feel for his family, nonetheless.

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