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Austin Government Officials Seize Manís Home because he had a Bunker
Off Grid Survival ^ | 5/8/12

Posted on 05/09/2012 9:04:17 AM PDT by Kartographer

Early one Saturday morning, 70-year old retired Air Force reservist and former state employee Joe Del Rio was awoken by a knock on his front door. It was the city of Austin’s local code enforcement team. One of the agents told Mr. Del Rio that he needed to speak to him right away.

After getting dressed Mr. Del Rio went and opened his front door. He was immediately bum rushed by the Austin Police Department’s SWAT Team and then detained and interrogated for over 10 hours.

What was this 70-year old mans crime?

It seems that the Mr. Del Rio had an underground bunker, and apparently in Austin, Texas that enough to have the SWAT team storm your home and hold you at gun point.

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KEYWORDS: donutwatch; preppers; swat
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If this can happen in Texas it can happen anywhere in the US.
1 posted on 05/09/2012 9:04:27 AM PDT by Kartographer
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Elsewhere in Texas, we call them tornado shelters, and store canned goods and root veggies in them.

/johnny

2 posted on 05/09/2012 9:06:58 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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We are not a free people living in a free society. We are a managed people with government minders.
3 posted on 05/09/2012 9:08:02 AM PDT by Obadiah (Resist we much!)
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Is this true? If it is, we are at a point where even Law Enforcement in this country cannot be trusted - anywhere.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 9:08:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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Choo...


5 posted on 05/09/2012 9:10:07 AM PDT by allmost
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Calling Alan Dershowitz, calling Alan Dershowitz..


6 posted on 05/09/2012 9:10:18 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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Rick Perry allowed this? Don’t tell me he’s gone statist as well.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 9:10:53 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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This...........is un-f**king-believable.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 9:12:26 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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The mistake Mr. Del Rio made was when he told or showed someone else what he had built under his home.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 9:13:40 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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“interrogated for 10 hours”.......Hmmmm this stinks of Janet “the greatest threat to the USA is right wing militias” Napolitano.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 9:14:02 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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See post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881689/posts


11 posted on 05/09/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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There has got to be more to the story than that.

My gut tells me something is missing. I don’t doubt this man was wronged in a huge way and needs to be compensated generously.

But this is the stuff conspiracy is made of.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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I saw video of this on TV. He is in a neighborhood and was digging under adjacent property.
The were no support structures in place, and it was in threat of collapse.
I’m not endorsing the city of Austin’s action. The man is suing to get his property back.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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I’d like to know how they found out he had a bunker? If I had one, nobody would know.

The door to it would be covered with a carpet and a desk (or something else) would be placed on top. That’s how it would stay unless I were down there doing something.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:24 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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While Americans were sleeping or being caught up in sports or other things, the man in the white house has been busy passing unjust laws such that the power of our government to do almost anything it wants to anybody have been put into place. It is as potentially as bad as communism.

Vote wisely this year...or else...


15 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:43 AM PDT by magdalen
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No prob. It didn’t happen in Texas. It happened in People’s Republic of Austin.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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Well, at least they didn’t kill his dog.

BTW this Austin, a liberal fascist entity. Don’t judge the rest of Texas by it.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 9:16:22 AM PDT by Blado (CROSS OVER AND VOTE FOR KIETH JUDD IN THE PRIMARIES -- he's more qualified for the office than Bambi)
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It’s not Texas, it was the city of Austin. While technically found IN Texas, Austin is more like Berkley, CA than anyplace else.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 9:16:41 AM PDT by risen_feenix
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Tom Menino just read this and had an orgasm.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 9:17:02 AM PDT by pabianice
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I would say that the man was wrong to have gone as far as his neighbour’s property line. He should have stayed well away from that.

His neighbour probably saw his yard sink and called the city about it.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 9:17:14 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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