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Armed EPA raid in Alaska sheds light on 70 fed agencies with armed divisions
FoxNews.com ^ | 9/14/2013

Posted on 09/14/2013 5:38:17 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

The recent uproar over armed EPA agents descending on a tiny Alaska mining town is shedding light on the fact that 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement -- have armed divisions.

The agencies employ about 120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests, according to a June 2012 Justice Department report.

Though most Americans know agents within the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Prisons carry guns, agencies such as the Library of Congress and Federal Reserve Board employing armed officers might come as a surprise.

The incident that sparked the renewed interest and concern occurred in late August when a team of armed federal and state officials descended on the tiny Alaska gold mining town of Chicken, Alaska.

The Environmental Protection Agency, whose armed agents in full body armor participated, acknowledged taking part in the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force investigation, which it said was conducted to look for possible violations of the Clean Water Act.

However, EPA officials denied the operation was a “raid” and didn't address speculation about whether it was connected to possible human and drug trafficking.

“Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to see agents swarming over it like ants, wearing full body armor, with jackets that say "POLICE" emblazoned on them, and all packing side arms,” gold miner C.R. Hammond told the Alaska Dispatch.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; armedagencies; chicken; epa; epaoutofcontrol; fedoutofcontrol; govtabuse; rogueagency; rule308; tyranny

1 posted on 09/14/2013 5:38:17 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
Chicken, Alaska


2 posted on 09/14/2013 5:41:12 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

This is insane

The constitution has been violated

America was set up to be the land of the free and gov by the people.

democrats have destroyed this country

none of these stupid government agencies are even needed . abolish the EPA,IRS, FEC,FCC gov schools , HUD, OSHA etc

The only thing the federal gov should do is national defense, international issues, border control and that’s it.


3 posted on 09/14/2013 5:43:17 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: RoosterRedux

Abolish the EPA like Newt Gingrich said.


4 posted on 09/14/2013 5:43:37 PM PDT by conservative98
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5 posted on 09/14/2013 5:43:58 PM PDT by narses
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To: RoosterRedux

120K armed agents. That’s not a police force, that’s an internal army.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 5:44:31 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: Democrat_media
The only thing the federal gov should do is national defense, international issues, border control and that’s it.

After we restore our lost constitutional republic, I hope we'll make the national government wholly dependent on the states for its funds and turn it back into the nation's night watchman.

7 posted on 09/14/2013 5:45:56 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: RoosterRedux

To be fair Bush started the ball rolling in this direction. Did it occur to anyone that the Democrats would push this agenda 10 times further?


8 posted on 09/14/2013 5:47:31 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: conservative98

And replace it with another federal agency like Newt said.


9 posted on 09/14/2013 5:47:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rsobin
But Obama has brought a new meaning to domestic federal police force...and he told us he would.

Better equipped and better financed than our military.

10 posted on 09/14/2013 5:50:44 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux
This was a training run. And a mini terrorism operation. That is...terrorizing a small town in Alaska.

The message: you are not safe even in a small town in the wilderness. We know where you are and you are not beyond our reach.

11 posted on 09/14/2013 5:53:47 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux
Let's not kid ourselves; Government Agencies are arming themselves, while trying to DISARM the people. When the money runs out (soon), and the handouts to their voterbase stop, there WILL be rioting and typical looting by their dependent Classes. That's also the reason they've tried to buy up the Ammo supply, too.

Soon, suburbia will become a target-rich environment.....count on it.

12 posted on 09/14/2013 5:56:40 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: traditional1

Not sure the handouts will end. Obama will most likely continue the transfer of wealth.


13 posted on 09/14/2013 5:59:56 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: rsobin

He intensified it, for sure. The roots go further back, though. From what I understand, federal agencies began lobbying for their own internal police forces as early as the end of the Eisenhower administration, and after the tumult of the 1960’s, things were headed in the direction we see today.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 6:01:05 PM PDT by seacapn
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To: rsobin

Somebody did mention that at the time about democrats being there some day. Party of stupid meet party of evil.


15 posted on 09/14/2013 6:10:41 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: RoosterRedux

120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests,

WOW! Bigger than the US Army in 1830!


16 posted on 09/14/2013 6:11:32 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: RoosterRedux
In the 08 primary 0bama said he wanted a civilian force as well armed as the military. Did no one hear what he said?
17 posted on 09/14/2013 6:27:01 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

For comparison: Marine Corps presently numbers about 200,000.

FedGov has non-military officers equivalent to 60% of the Marines in service.


18 posted on 09/14/2013 6:27:53 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Democrat_media

reset required


19 posted on 09/14/2013 6:28:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I heard and put the video on my blog for several years...then it started getting removed.

My blog was eventually wrecked by attacks from dispensers of malware. Perhaps the NSA.;-)

20 posted on 09/14/2013 6:30:52 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: FlyingEagle

I would rather face 1000 federal agents than a single Marine grunt any day.


21 posted on 09/14/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: SauronOfMordor

And the US Department of Education has SWAT Teams (plural).

ComDem Insanity.

They are preparing the Obozo Brown Shirts.

This MUST Cease.


22 posted on 09/14/2013 6:33:43 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: RoosterRedux

1st Civ Div can handle these jokers. It will take a miracle to stop CW2 imho. The bikers ride to DC this week was a clear signal.


23 posted on 09/14/2013 6:41:40 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: RoosterRedux

Where are the state governments while all this tyrannical crap is going on? Federal agencies should not be allowed to have any armed personnel without the permission and supervision of state authorities where they are working. That way when things get out of hand, as they will, citizens can deal with politicians and bureaucrats that answer to them.


24 posted on 09/14/2013 6:42:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Conspiracy Guy
In the 08 primary 0bama said he wanted a civilian force as well armed as the military. Did no one hear what he said?

Worth repeating, over and over and ...

25 posted on 09/14/2013 6:43:14 PM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: RoosterRedux

No surprise there.


26 posted on 09/14/2013 6:52:43 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Dartman
I do but most people say it was never said. Most of the evidence has been purged.
27 posted on 09/14/2013 6:54:27 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I would rather face 1000 federal agents than a single Marine grunt any day
= = = = = = = = = = =
Very true...

When the 2000 ‘desert people’ returned to the camp all bloody and disheveled, the leader said
“I thought you said there was 1 US Marine out there”....
“ONE???!!! There was the ONE Marine and ONE SEAL and we don’t get paid enough to take ALL of them on.....”


28 posted on 09/14/2013 7:02:02 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: xrmusn

My thinking... Fed agengies run by gov flunkies, vs a very few highly motivated ex military types... My money is on the few, the proud, ...


29 posted on 09/14/2013 7:22:04 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: FlyingEagle

60% in numbers, about 5% in capability.


30 posted on 09/14/2013 7:44:42 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: RoosterRedux

No mention of NCIS????


31 posted on 09/14/2013 8:37:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RoosterRedux; All

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


32 posted on 09/15/2013 5:51:53 AM PDT by PGalt
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“No sir or ma’am, we are here to check on your clean water only.”


33 posted on 09/16/2013 7:11:47 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: conservative98

Blah, blah, blah, Newt - you are a big bag of wind - Bush 2 could have done it between 2001 - 2006 when he had both Houses, but he didn’t - he just expanded the Fed.Govt. even more.


34 posted on 09/16/2013 8:27:20 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I bet anti-gun leftards like David Frum are cool with this.


35 posted on 09/16/2013 12:08:52 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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