Updates on the Harrison Jack Case
Two major updates in the Harrison Jack case, in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms launched a highly questionable sting operation against a number of people seeking to aid the Hmong people, who have been the targets of a genocidal campaign by the Communist Laotian government.
First, from a blog covering the Eastern District of California, is an entry discussing the judge throwing out a number of the charges, including the Neutrality Act charges.
These charges were thrown out before a major hearing concerning the allegations of government misconduct. For more information, go to http://edca.typepad.com/eastern_district_of_calif/2010/11/us-v-harrison-...
The Sacramento Bee also covered the dismissal of some charges, quoting the judge as noting that the prosecution has altered the hierarchy of the conspiracy, noting that first the government assered it was Vang Pao behind the plot, then shifting to Youa True Vang and then to Lo Cha Thao.