Skip to comments.DEA raids woman`s Shorewood home after she shops at garden center, (Illinois)
Posted on 04/13/2014 8:56:24 AM PDT by KeyLargo
DEA raids woman`s Shorewood home after she shops at garden center
Posted: Apr 12, 2014 CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -
A woman in the southwest suburbs says she woke up to find armed DEA agents pointing guns at her -- all because she shopped at a hydroponic garden center.
Angela Kirkling was driven out of her bed in Shorewood at gunpoint. The DEA had started investigating her because she had made a purchase at a hydroponics shop.
Agents say they thought she was growing pot indoors. Police had also been digging through her garbage and tracking her electrical bill.
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The DEA, The BLM and all the other government bureaucracies are bogarting all the guns.
Unbelievable. Hope she sues the pants off of them.
Ah. They THOUGHT she was growing pot. Well, by all means then, go ahead, violate every right she is inalienably endowed with.
This seems silly
How much did she buy?
was just enough for her personal use IF in fact she was going to raise mj
or was it such a huge amount she was opening a ‘dealership”
it’s a sign of how bad things have gotten in this country under Obama that my first thought when reading this was that it sounds to me like a setup involving this woman and the Obama DEA intended to provoke pro-marijuana-legalization stories in the Chicago papers.
I’m beginning to wonder when stuff like this will start happening to people who shop at Army/Navy stores or gun shows.
When these goons start wondering whether they’ll go home at night is when they’ll stop this crap.
It was pretty well known here in Colorado Springs if you did hydroponics you were likely being watched by somebody. Profiling nobody cares about I guess.
She is facing misdemeanor possession charges, but a decent lawyer should be able to challenge those, based on scope of the warrant.
Damned straight !
The feds operate on the legal standard of “possible cause”.
I’d be willing to hazard a guess. Methinks she’s probably got another aspect to her that set them off. Whether a commenter in an online forum, wrote a ‘letter to the editor’, or even complained at the Post Office or other government office about incompetents, etc., she was targeted. Goons don’t need a reason for force. If they don’t have one, they’ll make it up.
The po-lice have lost their collective mind.
Classic Big Brother mindset:
"Kaminski wrote that he then sifted through Kirking's household trash, detecting "a strong odor of green cannabis" in one plastic trash bag, and compared her home's electrical bill to that of her neighbors, finding that it was higher. Another officer conducted a field test on a green plant stem, which allegedly tested positive for marijuana. That was enough for a judge to sign a warrant."
and this corker of rationale (italics mine):
"An application for a search warrant for a different Midwest Hydroganics customer, Tomczak noted, stated that police had found no evidence of marijuana plant residue in the trash -- and suggested that was evidence a suspect was covering up his marijuana grow."
These people reach new heights of idiocy each day.
I need a new pressure cooker, mine is 14 years old. Saw one on Amazon I like but I am scared to buy it because I would probably get the same treatment as this woman.
Closest thing they will get to a bomb at my house is the day after Hambeens and cornbread! LOL
The drug warriors support this sort of activity by the feds.
A true Yossarian moment.
I wonder if that applies to Amazon/Internet purchases? Wouldn't that level of opportunistic surveillance suck? It's a looting excuse.
If you have drain cleaner, clorox, pvc pipe or a whole host of other items then you have bomb making materials.
This is clearly covered under the “cudda” clause in the constitution..
As is “she cudda been growing pot” so we have a right to search her house.
Don’t buy a shovel or “you cudda been trying to bury a body”.
No it could stop before this. The goons will mistreat whoever they are allowed to mistreat. The goons that were content to sick dogs and fire hoses on protesters in Birmingham in the 1960s were a kin to the goons where were willing to mistreat abortion protester in Atlanta in recent decades. The goons will always be with us seeking government jobs so they can abuse others.
The question is what will our laws allow them to get away with. If the courts and the Congress make them respect the 4th amendment, they will look for others to abuse, but to keep their power they will do as told.
“Drain cleaner, Clorox, PVC pipe “
That means just about every homeowner in the u.s. is in that category... extra pipe left over from that repair job, the stuff used to clean out said pipe, and everyday cleaning agents.... :0
BrownShirt tipping point alert.
Just the beginning...........
"...Slowly I turned...inch by inch...closer... just one more step and...
How much did that little act of domestic terrorism cost the taxpayers, and which is worse, the suspected offense, or the intended cure?
I guess that means all of us then.
“She is facing misdemeanor possession charges...”
So she was a dope head. Cops were on to something.
Article heading makes it seem like she was little Miss Totally Innocent.
Practically, our laws are a moot point right now. They are being flaunted daily by this Presidency. Further, if anyone expects our RINO Congress to do anything about it, they are sorely mistaken.
We are INFESTED with rabid ideologues wanting all the power and control they can gain over us, and those RINOs currently in power all to willing to cede the finer points [ha!] of politics to subservient loyal opposition bathed in second tier power. They are all despicable. You can see this by all the RINO appeasers choosing to desert their posts for greener retirement pastures [dachas]. They have no shame.
We need an exit strategy for America’s longest useless war, the war on drugs.
I’d bet you she’s done more than a few lines.
Even if she was guilty of growing pot indoors I don’t understand where people have gotten to the point that it would merit police busting into her home and waking her up at gunpoint. If she had a gun on her bed stand for protection and made movement to grab it, not knowing that they were there to “serve and protect”, the police could have killed her and the punishment would have fit the crime.
Were any dogs shot during this raid?
So if you have weed in your trash you are a pot grower. If you do not have weed in your trash you are a well disciplined pot grower.
I’m shaking my head out of disbelief that anyone would merit so much as a sideways glance for personal possession/growing these days. Incredible waste of taxpayer-paid resources.
Is that the same force that found tea used for iced tea in a family’s garbage and busted into their home?
Agreed. It’s insanity. And there are people on this very forum who are okay with it.
smart guys think that you only use hydroponics for dope grows....too bad they nothing about growing your own FOOD
“Incredible waste of taxpayer-paid resources.”
As opposed to...?
“Im shaking my head out of disbelief that anyone would merit so much as a sideways glance for personal possession/growing these days.”
What are laws for or about?
To selectively enforce? The cops can say, well, we don’t believe in enforcing this law, so we don’t.
That’s Obama Holder abuse of power.
So she was a dope head. Cops were on to something.....So? She may be. The warrant was a hell of a lot more illegal than anything they might charge her with. Can you spell misdemeanor against willfully submitting false cause for a warrant to seize property, invading a persons right to liberty?
Smart growers know you compost compost compost!!
The nihilist mantra.
So? Who cares if society has been and continues to be destroyed by drug use?