Thursday, June 9, 2011

Another Home Raided By SWAT Team

Nevermind the victim telling everyone "to keep current on their loan payments"... he should be ripping mad that this happened at all! Loan default or no default.

Every day now we are hearing stories of people being terrorized by SWAT teams.
This time the Department of Education allegedly sent a SWAT team to look for a woman who defaulted on a student loan... and look at how they used incredible force to do this.

It took this SWAT Team 6 hours to figure out that the woman they were looking for was not there... and in the interim they handcuffed an innocent man and terrorized his kids. These SWAT Teams point DEADLY weapons at innocent people... and this time it is over a defaulted loan? REALLY????

Can you imagine that we the tax payers are being summarily looted to bail out Wall Street bankers, and other friends of Barry Soetero, and now people who cannot pay their debt are being terrorized by their own government!

Pile that on top of Big Sis telling everyone to spy on their neighbors ("See something... Say something") and everyone including babies and old people being groped at airports (and soon train stations and bus terminals) and you have to wonder what the heck kind of country this has degenerated into.

Our 4th amendment rights have been ripped away from us ...
and can you see now why our Founders thought that right to be important?

The militarization of our peace officers must end.
We cannot allow these abuses to continue.

By the way ... A similar event happened on Valentine's Day here in CT.

The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England cannot enter – all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement! - William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, on the occasion of a debate in Parliament

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Charles said...

The Dept. of Education shouldn't exist at all, that they have a SWAT team is one of the most insane things I've ever heard.

Judy Aron said...

The Dept. of Education doesn't have its own SWAT Team - they just use the local law enforcement's SWAT Team. If you check the first video you will see that the warrant was requested by the Dept. of Education. But I agree, the whole thing is totally insane, and there are just too many cases lately of these SWAT Teams barging into people's homes and terrorizing them and in some cases killing people. Have our local police become the Gestapo? West Hartford has a SWAT Team complete with black truck - honestly - do we really need this?

Charles said...

SWAT was created for extraordinary situations, now every podunk town in the country uses them to serve simple warrants. It's evil to initiate violence like this when a knock on the door would suffice.

By the way, DoE does indeed have their own goon squad.

>>U.S. Department of Education spokesman Justin Hamilton said the agents that served the search warrant were with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), not local S.W.A.T.

OIG is a semi-independent branch of the education department that executes warrants for criminal offenses such as student aid fraud, embezzlement of federal aid and bribery, according to Hamilton. The agency serves 30 to 35 search warrants a year.


Judy Aron said...

Charles: Thanks for that information. I didn't know that about OIG... but this makes sense since all education loans are now under the auspices of the US Government/US dept. of Education. Seems like they'd now need a goon squad to collect especially as more andmore people are going into default.

You'd be surprised at the number of US census applicants in the Hartford office who applied for census jobs that had defaulted federal student loans... even in 2009 - Must be much worse now.