Skip to comments.Federal agents' pre-dawn raid on reporter's home raises questions
Posted on 10/28/2013 8:52:02 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
Audrey Hudsons husband had just left for work on August 6 when suddenly, her dog began barking. The nationally-known journalist walked over to the curtains and peeked outside to discover her Chesapeake Bay home was surrounded by law enforcement officers wearing full body armor.
The phone rang. It was her husband.
Im in the driveway, he said. The police are here. Open the door.
And so began Hudsons nightmare held captive by armed agents of the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security as they staged a pre-dawn raid in search of unregistered firearms and a potato gun.
I think they found a great way to get into my house and get a hold of my confidential notes and go through every other file in my office." But instead of taking the potato gun, agents seized unrelated government documents and notes from the former Washington Times journalist.
Agents took Hudsons records during a search for guns and related items owned by her husband, a civilian Coast Guard employee. They also confiscated her legally registered firearms, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The armed agents held Hudson and her husband in the kitchen as they searched their home. At some point, one of the agents asked if she was the same person who had written a series of stories critical of the Federal Air Marshal program in the mid-2000s.
Hudson did indeed author those stories for The Washington Times.
Those stories were embarrassing to the agency, she told me.
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I happened to hear Savage interviewing her the other night...so, yes, we will see....
What, in the holy hell, is the freaking Coast Guard doing raiding private residences?
The FRJLS is fading away.
Good question --
This really cant stand, Hudson told me. You cannot come into a journalists home under false pretenses with a bogus warrant and just waltz out with confidential files.
What makes you think propagandists deserve special treatment?
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that state police and federal officers would come into my house at 4:30 in the morning to take my files without a federal subpoena,
Time to wake up sister.
She’s lucky her dog is still alive. Maybe she and a few other journalists will open their eyes to what is going on.
The pretext is that her husband is a Coast Guard employee. The article makes mention of this.
No, but I see they confiscated her legal firearms for good measure.
U.S. Coast Guard,?
It's all about where their money and toys comes from or should I say is funneled from because we're paying for it but have no say in how it's spent.
After a raid like this one, where your employer brings in the big guns and heavy handed tactics, I wonder if he still works there.
supposedly he was a felon, but somehow he works for the Coast Guard? Somebody is lying, I just don’t know who.
It was enough then. Is it enough now?
evidently not, That is why we are sinking and will go in the night.......
it will not be resolved peacefully, thugs won’t let it...despite what Hannity says
It appears the agents involved had a warrant to search for guns, but seized records out of her office. Makes one wonder if all the problems the husband is having don't stem from retaliation against the wife. Seems strange that a former FAM shows up with this group and then starts immediately exceeding the scope of the warrant.
Another question will be how quickly those notes were sent to the FAM Service. Since they are all in DHS there may not be a record of the notes being transferred. It sounds like the Washington Times is already looking to sue.
Maryland just passed something similar to NY's SAFE act. She probably had a magazine that was too long and unregistered, and/or an unregistered "assault weapon"
The guns were "state legal." No reason is given in the article as to what pretense was used to steal the weapons from her. Po po do this all the time. It's "Policy."
Hey, you know, leftist fascism is what it is in this brave new world of ours, where cops have carte blanche to treat private citizens like the enemy, because we are.
She's lucky SHE'S alive and that one of the heroes didn't decide to kill her and then say "she made a threatening gesture."