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To: LostInBayport

Thus begins the process of making an example of the little guy in order to terrorize the larger community, as the federal government walks the path to absolute power.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 8:55:55 AM PST by DPMD
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To: DPMD; LostInBayport
But Caswell’s legal team found there was actually more drug activity at surrounding addresses and suspected the government was going after Caswell, who has no criminal record, because his mortgage-free property is worth more than $1 million.

In the good old days, they would have just killed him.

Ranch-coveting officials settle for killing owner Five police agencies staged bogus drug raid on rich eccentric to acquire 200-acre spread

To Los Angeles County officials, the fact that Don Scott got killed in his own house during a futile raid to seize a non-existent 4,000-plant marijuana farm is just one of the unfortunate facts of life in the narcotics enforcement business. It doesn't mean that sheriff's deputies did anything wrong.

"Sometimes people get warned and we don't find anything," Gary Spencer, the lead deputy on the raid and the one who shot Scott, told an L.A. Times reporter in 1997, "so I don't consider it botched. I wouldn't call it botched because that would say that it was a mistake to have gone there in the first place, and I don't believe that."

18 posted on 01/27/2013 9:48:28 AM PST by Wolfie
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