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Raid on Family's Home and Organic Food Co-Op Challenged

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by windcatcher, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. windcatcher

    windcatcher New Member

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    On the morning of December 1, 2008, law enforcement officers forcefully entered the Stowers' residence, without first announcing they were police or stating the purpose of the visit. With guns drawn, officers swiftly and immediately moved to the upstairs of the home, finding ten children in the middle of a home-schooling lesson. Officers then moved Jacqueline Stowers and her children to their living room where they were held for more than six hours.

    Such are raids are beyond the scope of the purely administrative authority delegated to ODA and county health departments. In enforcing licensure laws, these agencies are only permitted to contract for routine enforcement services. Forceful raids and sweeping searches and seizures are not routine, and exceed the authority granted to ODA and county health departments.

    STORY FOUND HERE
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

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    Just another example of the erosion of liberty. Those who were okay with the USA PATRIOT Act, because "I am not a terrorist", better start to worry. Like Martin Neimoller said, there will be no one left to speak out for you when they come for you.
     
  3. Crabtownboy

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    MP, you are right. The Patriot Act went a long way toward turing us into a police state. Under the act they could have taken the mother and/or kids away and not let anyone know where they were taking them, how long they were going to keep them or why they were taken.
     
  4. Bro. Curtis

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    I know Obama won't end the FISA surveillance, any word on what he wants to do with the Patriot Act ?

    Also I read a while ago that Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) was the only U.S. senator to vote against the P.A. Anyone know if this is true ?
     
  5. Magnetic Poles

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    http://www.lacrossetribune.com/articles/2007/12/02/news/z03feingold02.txt

    Yes it is, regarding the original act. CLICK HERE
     
  6. Magnetic Poles

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    I believe the PATRIOT ACT is far overreaching. While we need to keep an eye on, to quote President Bush, "The evildoers", there is some inherent risk in living in a free and open society. I am not willing to sacrifice that society for the cause of protecting it. I too, doubt Obama will end the surveillance, although I can always hope.
     
  7. Bro. Curtis

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    Thanx for the info, MP. I do have to throw in the P.A. surveillance was modeled after the John Gotti wiretaps by Janet Reno.

    But I agree that I hope that Americans can stop worrying about library books and cable TV programs.
     
  8. billwald

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    Seems to be in the past year or so there was a similar incident in Washington State about a similar "co-op" selling raw milk contaminated with TB to "co-op members."

    If people can violate health regulations in the name of the "co-op," . . . hasn't the FDA just been given authority over ciggybutts? Maybe if there was ciggybutt grower-user co-op then they could become exempt from ciggybutt regulations. Next comes pot. <G>
     
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