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Michael Silence: Raid over loan chided
Knox News ^ | June 12, 2011 | Michael Silence

Posted on 06/16/2011 8:44:51 AM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby

Sometimes big deals get little play, unless you follow social media.

It seems some federal agents last week broke down a California man's door and removed him and his three children, ages 3, 7 and 11.

According to News10/KXTV in Stockton, Calif., a SWAT team around 6 a.m. Tuesday broke down Kenneth Wright's door, removed him and his children, and searched the house.

As it turns out, according to the report, they were from the U.S. Department of Education attempting to collect on his wife's defaulted student loan.

"The U.S. Department of Education issued the search and called in the SWAT for his wife's defaulted student loans. 'They busted down my door for this,' Wright said. 'It wasn't even me.'

"According to the Department of Education's Office of the Inspector General, the case can't be discussed publicly until it is closed, but a spokesperson did confirm that the department did issue the search warrant at Wright's home."

(Excerpt) Read more at knoxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: fourthamendment; patriotact; socialmedia; swat; swatteam

1 posted on 06/16/2011 8:45:00 AM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Wow, a stern chiding ... let’s hope they don’t need to escalate to using capitalization and bolding in a terse warning letter.


2 posted on 06/16/2011 8:48:35 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘We own the economy’ June 15, 2011)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Why isn’t the person responsible losing their job?


3 posted on 06/16/2011 8:59:41 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Darteaus94025
Why isn't the person responsible up on charges of reckless endangerment and child endangerment as well as violations of civil rights and as many other charges as possible. This crap has got to stop..
4 posted on 06/16/2011 9:08:30 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
Everyone involved was incompetent and should be fired. The people who planned this should be up on criminal charges. The Department of Education shouldn't even exist in the first place, let alone be given law enforcement privileges.

The article implies that the woman was supposed to be raided for defaulting on student loans - that isn't accurate. She was supposed to be raided on suspicion of running a student loan fraud ring.

5 posted on 06/16/2011 9:10:49 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
"the department did issue the search warrant at Wright's home."
and here I thought an actual judge had to sign off on a warrant....silly me
6 posted on 06/16/2011 9:11:48 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
This organization is getting as bad as the IRS. Recently, they have been hounding my elderly mother over Student Loan that my stepsisters husband took out back in the 1990’s. I guess he had used my mom as a reference or contact back when he had taken out the loans, only one problem, he died of lung cancer a couple years ago. She has told them multiple times that he is deceased and that she has no knowledge about his estate, but they keep calling and sending her letters wanting her to prove he is dead by sending a copy of the death certificates and probate papers. She is too polite to just tell them to, “Go to Hell and not bug her anymore.” which is what I would have done after the first call.
7 posted on 06/16/2011 9:11:55 AM PDT by apillar
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To: NonValueAdded
Stupid Question Alert!

My lone foray into social media is Free Republic but isn't this the primordial blog? The blog before the evolution of web logs? And, therefore, isn't Jim the original Blog Father.

Where does FR differ from other blogs?

8 posted on 06/16/2011 9:14:08 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The Sixteenth Amendment - a.k.a. - The Slavery Amendment)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Let’s start with “FR is not a blog” as in web log; it is a forum. I’ll let others take it from there. You might also want to do a keyword search on “lore” to further your FR education.


9 posted on 06/16/2011 9:22:48 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘We own the economy’ June 15, 2011)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Student loans used to be mostly issued by private banks and loan companies, and insured by the government.

It was Obama who federalized ALL of the loans. Could this be one of his reasons? So he could break down almost any door in the country, since almost every family has an outstanding education loan at this point?

Even if someone isn’t behind on his payments, they can order a little bureaucratic “mistake.”

Control, control, control.


10 posted on 06/16/2011 9:23:40 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
And, therefore, isn't Jim the original Blog Father.

I'll second the motion and make a new tag line.

11 posted on 06/16/2011 9:26:54 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (And, therefore, isn't Jim (Robinson) the original Blog Father? - FReeper Aevery_Freeman)
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To: Darteaus94025

We just had a similar incident in Pittsburgh. The FBI kicked in a door and raided a house looking for a gang member who had moved out 16 months ago.

The family is suing, and in the suit they named the leader of the FBI SWAT team, and her name is now all over the front pages.

Sounds like a career-ender for her if nothing else.


12 posted on 06/16/2011 9:29:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Career ending ... so now her pension starts today.


13 posted on 06/16/2011 9:35:21 AM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

There are some similarities but blogs usually carry posts of a single author. FR threads are generated by any registered member.


14 posted on 06/16/2011 9:50:09 AM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Wow. This makes me all the more thrilled that I went thru pre-paid tuition program in my state. My kids will not have student loans, should be able to graduate without SL debt. Therefore the Feds will need some other pretext to knock down their doors and/or mine. Maybe this posting will provide them that pretext?


15 posted on 06/16/2011 10:11:34 AM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism=Envy, backed by Governmental authority. [I'm green; are you?])
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To: sauropod

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16 posted on 06/16/2011 10:15:18 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: tpmintx

I actually had a job when I was in college, and paid for a significant portion of my tuition. My parents made up the rest. No debt here, either.


17 posted on 06/16/2011 1:06:21 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

And the dingos really did eat your babies? (Sigh).


18 posted on 06/16/2011 5:17:11 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The Sixteenth Amendment - a.k.a. - The Slavery Amendment)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

No, it’s just a joke. The reality is I was raised by dingos.


19 posted on 06/16/2011 9:27:10 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: wideawake
The article implies that the woman was supposed to be raided for defaulting on student loans - that isn't accurate. She was supposed to be raided on suspicion of running a student loan fraud ring.

Ah, a "student loan fraud ring."

And just where did you get that information?

20 posted on 06/17/2011 1:36:36 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

SWAT busts down the wrong door.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rDOPcCxHOI


21 posted on 07/26/2011 9:27:34 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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