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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But but but “the police are on our side” according to the FR jackboot licking society.
No man or woman is safe and secure in their home .. any insinuation or false charge can take it all away in an instant.
Tyranny breeds absolute tyranny.
Neither party stands to stop this.
If she had all that info in her computer they would not have had to go into her house in order to grab them, right?
We now know what its like to live in the Soviet Union. Bare shelves and long lines coming soon.
It’s amazing how quickly “law enforcement” switched allegiance to who ever is in power. They go from fighting criminals to becoming their muscle.
Well now, I really want to read the story that she wrote.
Here’s another one by her from Dec ‘04
It was enough then. Is it enough now?
(She did zing ‘em hard.)
One from 2007.
In this one
“Audrey Hudson reports further on the newly released inspector general report that confirms several key concerns expressed by Annie Jacobsen about the infamous Flight 327, otherwise known as Terror in the Skies:
The report comes three years after the incident, which was not officially acknowledged until a month later, after The Washington Times reported passenger and marshal complaints that the incident resembled a dry run for a terrorist attack. After reviewing the report, air marshals say it confirms their earlier suspicions.
Many people, including at least one current air marshal, are going on the record and putting names to their complaints:
An air marshal who told The Washington Times that he has been involved personally in terror probes that were ignored by federal security managers, called such behavior typical.
Agency management was not only covering up numerous probes and dry-run encounters from Congress and other federal law-enforcement agencies, it was also hiding these incidents from their own flying air marshals, said P. Jeffrey Black, an air marshal stationed in Las Vegas.
Hudson says that both current and former air marshals (thats marshals, plural) say the mens activities detail a dry run for a terrorist attack
I don’t think anyone buys the idea they were looking for illegal firearms
Another reason not to keep all of your items in the same spot.
How did they justify taking her records.
How did they justify taking her records.
Theoretically, there is a tipping point at which
the Federal or certain state government leaders will exceed their authority, or show such great ineptitude to such a degree
that the MSM will have to drop their support of extreme leftist leaders and begin to engage in investigative journalism.
Let’s see how the MSM responds to this. Frankly, I expect them to remain silent...which sort of scares that crap out of me.
According to the original article, I don’t think they did. They returned them to her.
This is sooo hinky.
And stupid. So she wrote a series of articles critical of the FAMP in 2004-2007. It’s now 2013 and nobody gives a crap. I now remember some of these issues from back in the day, but I had totally forgotten about them until now.
Then they pull this stunt. Guess who’s back in the news with her old story? They just gave life support to a dead issue.