Skip to comments.FBI investigating Rush County home for artifact collection
Posted on 04/02/2014 8:38:44 PM PDT by digger48
RUSH COUNTY, Ind. - The FBI says a 91-year-old Indiana man who collected thousands of archeological artifacts over his lifetime may have acquired some of them improperly.
At a news conference Wednesday, the FBI could not say if Donald Miller would face charges for his collection in Waldron. Dozens of agents were at Miller's farm to collect and process the artifacts.
It happened in Waldron, a classic, quiet, one-stoplight Indiana town
Several people in Waldron said the house was like a museum, that school groups and Scout troops would go on regular tours.
The FBI has around 100 agents at the farm and they say it could take them up to a week to figure out what all the artifacts are. They've brought in a team of outside experts of archeologists and anthropologists to help.
"Over the last several months a FBI investigation has determined Mr. Miller may have knowingly or unknowingly collected artifacts relics and objects which may have been a violation of several treaties, federal, and state statues," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Jones.
(Excerpt) Read more at wthr.com ...
more pictures at the link.
I am speechless.
Wonder who took offense to bring down all that heat?
“If you have your artifacts, you can keep your artifacts...”
How about busting jihadist spy rings? How about busting organized crime? How about enforcing immigration laws, @ssh@les?
Where are the porta-potties? If the cops were ransacking my place, stealing all my stuff while threatening me, I’d tell them to go to Hell if they want to use my toilets.
I’m very disappointed. I thought the FBI was on a great roll nabbing all the corrupt Democrats across the country. Maybe the jails got too full.
The circus has come to town.
I haven’t even read the long form yet, but I have to wonder:
Is there even a “right way” to collect “artifacts” anymore???
Pic is reminiscent of the Dravidian Compound.
Pic is reminiscent of the Davidian Compound.
Maybe he found the “artifacts” on his farm, or on the land of friends. How is it the FBI’s business? They probably just didn’t get their cut. Wonder who squealed on the old guy?
[ I havent even read the long form yet, but I have to wonder:
Is there even a right way to collect artifacts anymore??? ]
No, of course this will encourage casual collectors to shovel and horde....
Find buried gold coins, govt takes them all, find old ancient potter government will toss you in jail...
Without the flames....
An interesting bit about the man in the links at the end of the article.
It was May of 1945, and Don Miller had just been assigned to the firing squad for the testing of the atomic bomb in Los Alamos, N.M.
For example, you cannot wander around on a civil war battlefield and dig stuff up.
Not saying he did any of that....but that is the type of thing they mean. I am willing to be the has Native American stuff from reservations. That is a big no no.
[ How about busting jihadist spy rings? How about busting organized crime? How about enforcing immigration laws, ]
That is what the National Parks service is for.....You know border security and Jihadi busting...
The Prosecution of wrongfully obtained artifacts is what the FBI is for....
Next they will be sending out IRS tax collectors to inspect meat and dairy plants....
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