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Government agents: Here to help? Or to break in, drag you out of your house by the scruff of your neck, throw you to the ground, handcuff you, and stuff you into a patrol car before finally releasing you six hours later?

That’s what happened to “Stockton man” Kenneth Wright, as witnessed by the neighbors and his kids. According to News 10, “After the Department of Education raided the home of a Stockton man Tuesday morning, officials said the search was part of an ongoing investigation into financial aid fraud.” Wright wasn’t even the subject of their investigation — that would be his estranged wife.

So . . . an “investigation” into “financial aid fraud” warrants smashing in someone’s door and treating him like an escaped axe murderer? Not this side of the portal to Bizarro World.

The raid wasn’t even triggered by an unsubstantiated tip about a medicinal-marijuana stash. No need any more to use the drug war as an excuse to assault peaceful citizens. Now any old “investigation” warrants outrageous assaults, and any government department can commission them. Not so long ago I spoke of raids on barber shops suspected of unlicensed scissor use.

Such abuse of power is becoming the norm. If America is not quite yet a full-fledged police state, it’s sure starting to smell like one.

Wright says: “All I want is an apology for me and my kids and for them to get me a new door.” That’s not enough.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor

7 Comments

  1. Drik says:

    Kristallnacht__perceived enemies of the socialist state had their doors bashed in and they were beaten and many hauled off for investigation.

    At least they had good intentions.

  2. Allen says:

    OK that’s disturbing enough.

    But what I’d like to know is how did the DEA of all things end up with law enforcement powers? I had read in another article that they had been buying assault weapons for their “enforcement agents”.

  3. Allen says:

    sorry, meant DOE, not DEA

  4. Drik says:

    Instead of government ‘of’ the people, we are approaching government ‘versus’ the people. Or perhaps better worded as the people versus the party. Not everyone is entitled to be a member of the party (Коммунистическая партия Советского Союза)

    For the folks on the inside, members of the party, life is not as hard.

  5. […] I’ve already commented on this vicious and stupid Department-of-Education-sponsored raid. I return to the story to echo Hillyer’s suggestions for reform. […]

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