Skip to comments.Rep. Blake Farentholdís sisterís home raided
Posted on 07/02/2012 9:07:49 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
Police in Texas raided the home of Rep. Blake Farentholds sister, a local television station reported Monday.
KRIS TV reported that a SWAT team searched her Corpus Christi home, looking for drugs and weapons.
The police department did not immediately comment because officers were still in the field, an officer told POLITICO.
I am saddened to learn the terrible news of the situation unfolding around my sister, Farenthold said in a statement, released by his Congressional office.
Tragedy has occurred in my family in the past, and I am saddened it has happened again. I trust that law enforcement officials are doing their job and I support them carrying out their duty, regardless of where it takes them. I love my sister and ask for your prayers for her and the rest of my family as we work through this very difficult time.
Farenthold, a Texas Republican, is a freshman who snatched a south Texas seat in 2010 from longtime Democratic Rep. Solomon Ortiz.
How many times does Politico report on the criminal escapades of the family members of Democrats ?
The word “Democrat” isn’t even in the LSM’s vocabulary if it’s one of their own that’s run afoul of the law.
But, we always know...because of the conspicuous absence of the word.
He broke a strangle hold on what was not only a Democrat stronghold but a stronghold representing Mexican interests.
Now guess why his family is involved.
"Land: see snatch, Ah, Haley vs. United States. Haley: 7, United States: nothing".
I smell phoney baloney.
God bless Randolph Scott and Mel Brooks.
Democrat Ortiz had been in Congress since 1983 until defeated in 2010.
Trust but verify. This could be payback or the sister could be a black sheep in the family. As long as Blake Farenthold's not involved, this story ought to be as irrelevant for a GOP member as the press deems them for Democrats.
Pardon me, but I smell a rat.
Then I read their excretions.
I have no idea about the facts involved, and the story didn't do anything to help that except there was a swat raid, and it was on a sister of a sitting conservative.
Reeks. Like day old fish.
Truth will out, but the lie gets around the world before truth puts it's pants on.
Latest Update UPDATE: Sue Farenthold Arrested On Drug Charge
11:00 PM by Bart Bedsole - firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPUS CHRISTI - CCPD confirmed late Monday that Sue Farenthold, the sister of Congressman Blake Farenthold, had been taken to jail on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
That charge typically includes cocaine, heroin, methamphetime, and other drugs more serious than marijuana.
Flashbangs were used while authorities were searching for a known gang member and narcotics inside the home in the 5000 block of Cape Romain in South Shore Estates area.
SWAT officers, drug officers, and US Marshals went out to the house around 2:15pm Monday.
Police had received word that there were drugs and weapons inside and obtained a warrant.
Officers say they knew someone was home at the time and tried calling a house phone, but no one answered.
Authorities then used a public address system, but still no one came out. So they used tear gas and four people came out, three men and Sue Farenthold, who resides at the home.
Police later said they found methamphetamine inside the home, along with at least two guns and assault rifle ammunition.
There was also a brown substance seized which wasn’t identified at the scene.
Police arrested Sue Farenthold, 48, Michael Wayne, 49, Jesus Juarez, 38, and Johnny Reynolds, 40, on charges if possession of a controlled substance. Reynolds is also charged for an outstanding warrant and for failing to identify himself to authorities.
Congressman Farenthold released the following statement on the incident late Monday afternoon:
“I am saddened to learn the terrible news of the situation unfolding around my sister. Tragedy has occurred in my family in the past, and I am saddened it has happened again. I trust that law enforcement officials are doing their job and I support them carrying out their duty, regardless of where it takes them. I love my sister and ask for your prayers for her and the rest of my family as we work through this very difficult time..”
They don't even report on the criminal escapades of the Democrats themselves.
Sure I believe that line..... the thugocracy of O would never try and get even or intimidate people
Just off the top, Would probably say they were overlooking it as they do others, then they decided to give Texas and the congressman a little warning. They play dirty in the White House. Just a little warning shot.
How’s Algore’s son doing lately?
Hispanic Democratic town, White Republican Congressman and a naive and innocent sister caught in the middle between a her strong conservative brother and overzealous law enforcement.
WTF! Typical liberal reporting.
Well, after all, if the SWAT team managed to find the right address this time, then they’re one up on the game.
Well we're all safer now that this deadly ammunition is off the streets. What kind of crazy reporting is this?
Perhaps it is related to F&F, what with his sister holding assault rifle ammo.
“First we start wit your family, then....”
Hmmm...US Marshals.First we have a “suspicious package” appearing at an anti-Holder rally in DC and now we have this.I’m still waiting for US Marshals to raid the home of Patrick Kennedy (D-Ambien).
This reeks. Dirty Administration.
Of all the choices in life you have one of the most important that is denied you is who you are related to.
He probably has a sister that got into drugs and spiraled down that hellhole, and now its being used against him when I bet he has done nothing but try and help her.
Most families have black sheep somewhere that embarrass us eventually, fortunately most people recognize that have the decency to ignore a relationship that is no one’s choice but God himself.
So from this point in time forward, we are going to see what we are made of. Whether we like what we will see is another matter.
I am afraid you are correct.
Gearing up for Breaking Bad, season 4.
The thing is, democrates at liberal universities are the ones handing out the condoms and the drugs... so, there lay in the hypocrisy of the whole language.
Like his father who was murdered 40 years ago.
Not a big deal here. Hillary’s husband is a serial rapist and allowed the sale of missile technology to the ChiComs and no one cared
“This could be payback or the sister could be a black sheep in the family.”
Or both, or SWATting
Sieg Heil! Jawohl, mein Drug War Fuhrer! Jawohl! Jawohl! Jawohl!
Yes, "representative" Farenthold - the Founding Fathers were ALL ABOUT a militarized police force (whose innumerable members made $30/$40/$50 an hour).
If the jackboots brought Bono the drug-sniffing dog, your sister is REALLY up a creek.
Geez, Republican law enfarcement lovers reeally bug me.
Oh My God!
I am sure relieved that the entire community did not die from that there assault rifle ammunition.
There was also a brown substance seized which wasnt identified at the scene.
They should try identifying it by smell. Lots of brown substance is produced in circumstances like these.
“....Congressman Farenthold released the following statement on the incident late Monday afternoon: I am saddened to learn the terrible news of the situation unfolding around my sister. Tragedy has occurred in my family in the past, and I am saddened it has happened again. I trust that law enforcement officials are doing their job and I support them carrying out their duty, regardless of where it takes them. I love my sister and ask for your prayers for her and the rest of my family as we work through this very difficult time..
Could be the “tragedy” the Rep was referring to was his dad’s murder.
But if they found two other people and drugs, maybe ti wasn’t a warning Swat done by the “other side”.
It’s surreal how Republicans are encouraged for civility and to reach across the aisle and if one votes differently in the house they are applauded for being open minded, matured, acquired and used wisdom - and frankly it is always encouraged for Republicans, like the threats (NYT article) to Roberts and how he is lauded now in some ways by the MSM. Yet, you NEVER hear the MSM encouraging Democrats to cross the aisle, ever. The Holder contempt vote is an example as some of those Democrat defectors were excoriated in the press for their vote, before and after.
A gay Democrat lobbyist who drugged it up died with a bullethole in his head in Houston and his house was burned down to cover the tracks and that crime’s investigation and the implications never have been made public. That was something that happened several years ago.
[ Geez, Republican law enfarcement lovers reeally bug me. ]
Not many people here realize that the FEDERALLY UNDECLARED WAR ON DRUGS is also an all out war on the Bill of Rights.
The drug war should only exist on a state level NEVER a federal level. If the Federal Government was doing it’s Constitutionally mandated job the only federal involvement in the “Drug War” would only be occuring at the Borders.
Good response. Who can argue with that?
He didn't try to lie, blame George Bush, or cover anything up. This is what makes him different than a democrat.
If a cousin of mine has an abortion, it's out of my hands. In no way could I be blamed for what she's done. Blaming Bush for her abortion just isn't something I'd do. I, too, would ask people to pray for her.
No kidding. How do they known what kind of rifle might be used to shoot the ammunition? Something like .223 might be used in a bolt-action varmint gun. .30-.06 could be used in a deer rifle or a Browning BAR. No bias here. /s
Isn’t this a local police operation? I’m missing the part about Fedz being involved.
If I recall in the original report of his death/fire, the fire department ruled out foul play/intentional fire until the discovery of the bullet wound made them go back and take a second look.
Connected with City Hall people doing things they wouldn’t want to be caught doing. Roughly in the same time frame as the Lee P. Brown scandals (his aide was a bribed lobbyist in a national scandal played down as local corruption in each of the cities although they were interconnected and uncovered in a Federal probe).