A Little Overreaction Wouldn't You Say?

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by FetePerfection, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    This morning swat teams broke down the door of a Stockton, CA man to execute a search warrant for, get this, defaulted student loans - and they're not his loans, but his estranged wife.

    "The resident, Kenneth Wright, does not have a criminal record and he had no reason to believe why what he thought was a S.W.A.T team would be breaking down his door at 6 in the morning."I look out of my window and I see 15 police officers," Wright said.As Wright came downstairs in his boxer shorts, he said the officers barged through his front door. Wright said an officer grabbed him by the neck and led him outside on his front lawn."He had his knee on my back and I had no idea why they were there," Wright said.

    I'm just trying to remember what country we live in...

    Couldn't find a suitable forum to place this but wanted to share.
  2. mozgytog

    mozgytog Founding Member

    The very first question that I have is why does the Dept of Ed even have a SWAT team?
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  3. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Update: DoE says this is a criminal action alleging student loan fraud and not loan collection. The Stockton man has hired an attorney to pursue an excessive force action. Still very shocking and sad.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It's still bothersome that DoE has heavily armed SWAT teams.
  5. mozgytog

    mozgytog Founding Member

    It sure is. There is no way the Dept of Ed has any need for a SWAT team, but it is indicative of the larger problem of the federal government dong everything they can to increase their use of paramilitary federal police forces and exert force and control over the citizens. The founders had everything against a federal police force. Now we have the FBI, BATFE, DEA, US Marshals, and it seems every agency in the executive branch is lining up to get some BDU wearing, tank driving, MP5 wielding soldiers of their very own!

    It definitely has gone way too far.
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

  7. gary cook

    gary cook Original Member

    What does the student loan or the FBI post have to do with TSA screening?
  8. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    I believe the answer to your question may be found in the OP:

    And welcome to Travel Underground, gary cook!
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I'll probably move it to the Sandbox at some point. We haven't really addressed how that part of the forums should be organized.
  10. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Sandbox is right - we didn't have a suitable dumping ground at the time. Yes, welcome Gary Cook.
  11. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Mission creep and it gives some of the government types a chance to play dress up and play GI Joe with real weapons. Might be time to start reporting the paramilitary government types to the 'see something say something' program as they better fit the profile of domestic terrorists.:mad:

    There is no reason for this.
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Here's another example of "overreaction": DHS demolishing a man's door with a battering ram because his teenage son uploaded one solitary example of child pornography ...

    The Smoking Gun: Feds Raid Boy's Home Over 4chan Child Porn Post

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