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Special counsel to investigate armed EPA mining raid in Alaska
Fox News ^ | October 11, 2013

Posted on 10/11/2013 8:33:23 AM PDT by don-o

Alaska's governor, Sean Parnell, announced Thursday that a special counsel has been named to investigate raids by conducted by federal and state authorities near the town of Chicken.

"Alaskans deserve to know all the facts in this case," Parnell said in a Thursday press release. "While these facts are being gathered, I will continue to be vigilant in defense of Alaskans' liberty and personal property.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: banglist; epa; guncontrol; jackbooots; secondamendment; secondamrndment
Link at source to Alaska Dispatch article (blocked from posting on FR) with some more details.

Of course everyone in Alaska is armed, but obviously something about this got the Governor's attention

1 posted on 10/11/2013 8:33:23 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Who was dumb enough to give the silly idiots in the EPA guns?!?!?


2 posted on 10/11/2013 8:35:58 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: don-o

“Our” government workers are all armed these days.

I’m just surprised they’re not carrying Lugers and P-38s.


3 posted on 10/11/2013 8:36:05 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: don-o

Federal and state agents playing Chicken?...


4 posted on 10/11/2013 8:40:02 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: don-o

Somehow I get the feeling that early settlers that founded the the city of Chicken, Alaska did alot of drinking.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 8:40:53 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Jack Hammer
Nice drone you got there:


6 posted on 10/11/2013 8:40:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: don-o

Abuse of power. Now EPA is sending arm raids against businesses. You would think sending a few ppl in suits giving out notices to the manager would be enough, but nooo, they have to send in arm guards to intimidate ppl. Were they expecting armed resistance or what?


7 posted on 10/11/2013 8:43:45 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Paladin2

Just surprised it’s not a Stuka dive bomber.


8 posted on 10/11/2013 8:44:15 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Paladin2

Man I LOVE that plane! Anyway, where was the sheriff? He/she is THE top leo there and could have told the feds to take a hike or be arrested. Why don’t these folks get that? Ooops. I forgot. Federal funding for their new armored swat vehicles and other military equipment. Selling your soul to the devil I guess.


9 posted on 10/11/2013 8:44:17 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: don-o

Between the NPS,Ho
eland security ,and the EPA Obama got his private army.


10 posted on 10/11/2013 8:57:45 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: PATRIOT1876

I spent about a decade in Alaska in a federal Leo position and visited most villages, sometimes as in a compliance mode and usually alone. I was appalled when I first read the report of this heavy handed compliance visit.

Granted, there may have been some information in advance that any visit be a fed would be resisted. The investigation by a special prosecutor is welcomed. Don’t be surprised if cooperation is not forthcoming.

I went to many villages armed and unannounced. A display of force is uncalled for. Most folks had superior weapons to what I carried. They just wanted me to get my thing done and get back out of their town. I never felt threatened by their superior potential (rifles vs. hand-guns)

You call that a gun, this is a gun.


11 posted on 10/11/2013 9:11:24 AM PDT by Dustoff45 (A good woman brings out the best in a good man! A better woman might be just what this nation needs)
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To: Jack Hammer

Or Makarovs.


12 posted on 10/11/2013 9:12:27 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: null and void
We live 90 miles up the dirt road past Chicken. The local Park Service, BLM, Fish & Wildlife people are usually all ok; most become well liked residents. The bosses in Fairbanks, ect are all political appointees that continually stir up trouble when the Dems are in office. Often you find the local Fed people are at odds with the bosses. This sort of thing has been going on since Carter's Days, every 10 years or so you have a created confrontation; probably one of the reasons Alaska is such a conservative state. Dem Feds in power want another Waco, locals have seen this game before and know what the outcome will be, it has occurred many times before. In the end, Fairbanks bosses heads roll, low level employees are blamed, fired, removed, transferred. Locals know the feds would luv to bring in the storm troopers, so cooler heads prevail. Nobody starts shooting feds in their vehicles or in their boats from the woods and you best believe the locals are armed to the teeth. If they did, the good local fed people probably be shot by mistake and locals don't want that.

So after a blow up, Fed political appointees won't show their faces, they make the low level fed employees come to town to face the locals, and I remember once years back they had to escort Fed boss outta town under police protection,(he was in fear for his life, but I think he was scared of his own shadow).

These problems are best handled by the Governor, our Senators, and Donny Young (now that boy hates the Feds more then I even do, ha ha and I'm glad of that). Actually Begich & Murkowski do get involved too. Enough of these problems occur and policy does change, for awhile; then it all goes away once the Repubs get back in D.C. and that's the bottomline. I think this is just part of our Nation's History.

13 posted on 10/11/2013 9:13:59 AM PDT by Eska
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To: rktman

Anyway, where was the sheriff?

Alaska does not have a county system of local governments. There are “boroughs” instead of counties. Some of the boroughs have local police forces but there is no sheriff. Statewide, law enforcement is provided by the Alaska State Troopers - who were NOT a part of this fiasco.


14 posted on 10/11/2013 9:15:34 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north

Then the head of the AST is the top leo in the state and he can tell the feds to hit the bricks. If not then the gov can boot them.


15 posted on 10/11/2013 9:22:42 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: don-o
EPA should be reduced to an advisory panel, it should not have any powers to write laws or enforce them.
Especially, they should not have a SWAT team.

16 posted on 10/11/2013 9:28:50 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: rktman

I believe you are correct.


17 posted on 10/11/2013 9:29:42 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north

We live in Eagle, nearest State Police are in Tok, 200 miles away and everybody likes it that way, for real freedom.The troopers will drive up here once or twice a year just to show their face. Out Indian Village they have a VPSO, lived here 30 some years, well respected and has become an arbitrator of sorts for the entire community. No crime here, no cell phones or service, no govt or services or ordinances or taxes, or comp planning, ect ect necessary; we like our way of life; Rural Alaska, like going back in time.


18 posted on 10/11/2013 9:31:25 AM PDT by Eska
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To: Eska

You are very lucky to live such a peaceful existence. There are many in the fedgov who are determined to destroy that peace.


19 posted on 10/11/2013 9:35:58 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: don-o

I’ve been to Chicken and have the bumper sticker.

It is the edge of no where

The concept of clean water enforcement near Chicken seems a joke


20 posted on 10/11/2013 9:37:20 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Beagle8U

The early settlers named the town “Chicken” because they couldn’t spell “Ptarmigan”.


21 posted on 10/11/2013 9:38:04 AM PDT by Species8472 (Ordinary acts of everyday folks keep the darkness at bay)
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To: rktman
"Anyway, where was the sheriff?"

No sheriffs in Alaska. Boroughs are patrolled by State Troopers, but don't forget the sheer size of Alaska. The boroughs are HUGE tracts of wilderness with an occasional small village here and there, very few roads, and likewise for municipal services.

22 posted on 10/11/2013 9:55:03 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: Species8472

Yeah, that’d drive me to drinking too....


23 posted on 10/11/2013 9:57:16 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: redhead

So, I guess the epa swat team had no problem getting in and doing the raid. Were they going to shoot any invasive weeds or something? :>)


24 posted on 10/11/2013 9:58:01 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: bert

The concept of clean water enforcement near Chicken seems a joke

The top EPA Alaska “official” claimed that they had been provided with information about human trafficking going on in Chicken. I kid you not.

More proof that to be a supervisor in fedgov you don’t need any intelligence.


25 posted on 10/11/2013 9:58:20 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Species8472

There must have been other easy to spell animals in the area, Dog, Rat, Cat come to mind.


26 posted on 10/11/2013 10:08:43 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: don-o

27 posted on 10/11/2013 11:28:15 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

Town motto: “I got laid in Chicken”... heard that in the Chicken Saloon when I was there..


28 posted on 10/11/2013 11:31:34 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 43north

What the hell does the EPA have to do with human trafficing?


29 posted on 10/11/2013 11:40:38 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: PATRIOT1876
Who was dumb enough to give the silly idiots in the EPA guns?!?!?

SEVENTY federal agencies have armed police forces, not including military.

30 posted on 10/11/2013 12:15:39 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: BitWielder1

That would be a great idea - their only “power” would be to send advisory letters to Congressional committees.

Of course, that would mean Congress would actually have to do its Constitutional job and not slough it all off onto Executive agencies.


31 posted on 10/11/2013 12:18:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: don-o

!


32 posted on 10/11/2013 11:09:47 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: 43north

“Human Trafficing” where?

Between Chicken and Boundary?


33 posted on 10/12/2013 2:43:01 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: chaosagent

The EPA doofus claimed they had info that there was human trafficking going on over the Canadian border. It was the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force that was involved in the raid. Go to thr Alaska Dispatch website for the whole ridiculous story.


34 posted on 10/12/2013 9:06:10 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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