Whistleblower Retaliation? ATF Fires Warning Shot – 06/28/11
Last week, a critic of the infamous Project Gunrunner program the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been sent a notice of termination in an alleged act of retaliation. In ATF’s letter notifying the employee of his termination, they cited the unauthorized posting of documents he had posted to that website as the reason for his dismissal. Regardless of the reason for the termination, such action makes the government seem hypocritical when they plead for whistleblowers to come forward.