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  • Police: Teams of Gunmen Raiding Texas Border Homes at Large

    09/22/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 21, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG, Texas — Teams of gunmen have been running rampant in various communities near the Texas border, storming into homes demanding drugs or robbing victims at gunpoint. In one night, a team of hooded gunmen carrying rifles stormed at least three homes, assaulting the victims inside while demanding cash or drugs. Just one day later, a team of gunmen shot a robbery victim and led authorities in a high speed chase and managed to flee. Information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the attacks began on Sunday late night and continued onto early Monday...
  • Why do we almost never see stories about IRS raids on individuals or businesses?

    09/22/2016 4:15:37 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies
    Thinking | 22 September 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Was wondering why almost no stories appear about IRS raids on individuals and/or businesses? We know they take place, but seldom see stories about such. Have they persuaded the MSM not report such? Just wondering...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘He Could Have Been Shot. Over Politics’

    07/06/2015 2:09:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/6/15 | David French
    It was still dark outside when “Jonah” (not his real name) heard the pounding on his front door. As luck would have it, he was awake — or mostly awake. He’d gotten up at 4:00 a.m. on October 3, 2013, to see his parents off to the airport. They were leaving on a quick trip to raise money for the children’s charity his father runs. Jonah was 16 at the time, old enough to stay home alone for a short time, but not old enough to deal with what awaited him on the other side of the door. The pounding...
  • Who’s in Charge? Gov. Walker Talks About Wisconsin Witch Hunt; Witch Hunters Not Pleased

    04/28/2015 2:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2015 | John Hayward
    While visiting Iowa this weekend, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker commented on the wildly out-of-control “John Doe” prosecution waged by partisan Democrats in his state. One of the many objectionable features of this crusade was that the targets were legally gagged from talking about it. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm responded to Walker’s comments by threatening him. Whatever Chisholm’s virtues as a D.A. might be, a keen sense of irony is evidently not among them.The Wisconsin Witch Hunt has been an abiding interest of mine for years–rarely have so many been terrorized by so few for so little gain, until...
  • Special Forces Drill with Local SWAT for Domestic Raids (Richland, South Carolina)

    05/13/2015 4:52:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    You Tube ^ | 05/12/15
    RICHLAND | In what appears to be the second such drill, Special Forces have been deployed domestically alongside local Sheriffs to train for midnight raids in Richland County South Carolina.
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: Sheriff Clarke Weighs In

    04/23/2015 11:52:06 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | April 23, 2015 | David French
    Among the many questions I’ve received in response to my article on the Wisconsin “John Doe” raids is, “What should happen when executing a search warrant on a home?” If the police are asked to search a home, and there’s no indication of a physical threat, how should they conduct themselves? While the Left has been mostly silent in response to the story, some lefty commenters have responded by asserting that’s simply how searches are conducted. In other words, if the police search a home, that’s how they do it. I reached out to Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke,...
  • How Innocent Scott Walker Supporters Were Persecuted in Wisconsin

    04/21/2015 12:20:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    EIB ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some truly outrageous things that have gone on in the state of Wisconsin that have happened at the same time as -- and as part of -- the effort to destroy Scott Walker. A similar effort, almost identical effort was made to destroy anybody and everybody who supported him and vote for him or donated money to him. This effort was conducted by law enforcement! Think of it this way: What do you think the greatest fear of the innocent is if law enforcement comes calling? Have you ever thought about this? Maybe some of you have...
  • Mexico raided migrant train 153 times in last year

    03/03/2015 8:12:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2015 8:24 PM EST
    Mexican authorities said Tuesday they staged 153 raids over the last year on a train known as “La Bestia” that rolled toward the U.S. border crowded with hundreds of Central American migrants. Following a big surge in child migrants reaching the U.S. border last year, Mexico’s government cracked down on routes commonly used by migrants to travel from Guatemala to the U.S. border. The head of the National Immigration Institute, Ardelio Vargas, said the 153 train raids were part of 758 immigration inspections over the last year. …
  • Armored Federal Agents Raid Texas Secessionist Meeting.

    03/03/2015 8:48:16 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 26 replies ^ | 3/1/15 | Jack Flash
    In a deliberate “show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices. Members of the Republic of Texas, a seccession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members.
  • Amid Al-Shabaab terror threats officials reveal the FBI has been staging mock attacks in US malls

    02/27/2015 10:07:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/15 | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    After a recent terror threat on an American mall, an official has revealed that the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation has been staging mock attacks in U.S. shopping centers for nearly two years to test their readiness. The secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson recently warned shoppers at Minnesota's Mall of America to remain vigilant after a new terrorist video from Al-Shabaab -- An Al-Qaeda-linked militant group out of Somalia -- threatened an attack on the iconic mall. But, an official told CNN that the FBI has been preparing for such an attack for nearly two years, since the...
  • Targets of terror financing probe had political clout (Norquist and Saffuri alerts)

    12/12/2003 8:31:22 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 16 replies · 378+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 12th, 2003 | EUNICE MOSCOSO and REBECCA CARR
    WASHINGTON -- Nine days after the federal government raided their homes and businesses, leaders of an alleged terror financing operation were given the opportunity to question the agency investigating them. The meeting on March 29, 2002, in the office of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is an example of the political clout of what the government calls the "Safa Group," a web of companies and nonprofits based in northern Virginia. One week later, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill met with Muslim leaders with connections to the Safa Group to hear complaints about the raids. The leaders are suspected of running more...
  • "Operation Green Quest" Singles Out Muslims

    03/22/2002 12:45:31 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 37 replies · 457+ views
    Islam Online ^ | 21 March 2002 | Marwa El-Naggar, IOL Staff
    CAIRO, March 21, (IslamOnline) - The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation raided several Muslim organizations Wednesday morning, in Virginia, Georgia, and Washington D.C., a prominent Muslim American told IslamOnline Thursday. In an exclusive interview with IslamOnline, Dr. Mohamed S. Omeish, President of the Success Foundation, said that several organizations had been raided, including the Success Foundation, a not-for-profit, charity foundation set up for educational and humanitarian work. The Muslim World League offices were also raided, as well as several Muslim-owned businesses, such as MAR-JAC companies, and Sterling Management. "The raids were all carried out at approximately the same time,...
  • White House confirms Obama ordered African raids

    10/07/2013 7:53:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Wahington Times ^ | 10/7/13 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama ordered the weekend raids that captured a top al Qaeda operative in Libya and failed to capture a senior leader of the al-Shabab terrorist network in Somalia, the White House said Monday. Presidential press secretary Jay Carney said the Libya raid, in which U.S. agents seized Abu Anas al-Libi, were carried out under authorization granted by Congress in 2001. It was a “rendition” of the kind that Mr. Obama railed against when he was a candidate for president. “This operation was made possible by the superb work and coordination across our national security agencies and the intelligence
  • Israel, US, Mull Raids on '18 Chemical Targets' in Syria

    06/15/2013 3:04:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/6/13
    Israeli and U.S. military officials are coordinating how to target and destroy Syrian president Bashar Assad’s arsenal of unconventional weapons under assorted scenarios, Israeli military and intelligence officials told TIME Magazine. One scenario would be the sudden removal of Assad from the scene, the magazine said. “That would prompt the allies to launch operations on the estimated 18 depots and other sites where WMDs are stored,” Israei military and intelligence officials said. “Search and destroy operations would also be launched if the weapons appeared to be about to fall into the hands of the rebels, which include Islamist extremists aligned...
  • ICE raids at Galleria and The Woodlands Mall nab 13 Israeli citizens

    01/28/2013 9:43:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/28/13 | James Pinkerton
    More than a dozen Israeli citizens are facing immigration charges for overstaying their visas after federal agents arrested them working at kiosks in the Galleria and The Woodlands Mall. Shortly before the two malls closed late Wednesday night, federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations arrested 13 Israeli citizens along with an immigrant from Moldova. They were detained on administrative charges of remaining in the U.S. beyond the expiration date of their tourist and student visas, confirmed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Greg Palmore. The eight women and six men detained Treasury approved big
  • Northwest FBI Raids Target Occupy's 'Black Bloc'

    08/01/2012 8:58:17 AM PDT · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31, 2012 | John Sexton
    The FBI has performed multiple raids of homes belonging to suspected anarchists in Portland, Oregon and in Olympia and Seattle, Washington. Five grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with the searches. Photos from a raid carried out in Portland show law enforcement seizing computers and boxes from a home. The raids appear to be part of an investigation into activities by the Occupy movement's "black bloc."
  • Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raids (Hussein's fault!)

    05/03/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/03/12 | Steven Nelson
    Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raidsBy Steven Nelson | The Daily Caller – 5 hrs ago House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants President Barack Obama to lay off the weed. Reacting to an ongoing crackdown on medical marijuana facilities in California, Pelosi said in a Wednesday statement, “I have strong concerns about the recent actions by the federal government that threaten the safe access of medicinal marijuana to alleviate the suffering of patients in California.” The California Democrat said that medical marijuana is “both a medical and a states’ rights issue.” California legalized the...
  • Jeb Handwerger Says Gold and Silver Raids Will Fail

    03/08/2012 3:42:55 PM PST · by appeal2 · 1 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/08/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    One would believe that from recent action this week particularly in the precious metals sector that “Dear Me, The Sky Is Falling!”. In reality, very little has changed in the specter that is haunting the global economy. There is an old French saying, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Observe that the Germans are ambivalent about bearing more gifts to the Greeks. Portugal, Italy, Spain are still in fiscal trouble. The vaunted employment figures omit the millions of our citizens who are living on unemployment benefits. What about the millions of bread winners over 50 years...
  • Activists denounce FBI probe revealed by papers

    06/23/2011 8:47:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Daily Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2011 | AMY FORLITI

    MINNEAPOLIS – When Meredith Aby met with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2006, she asked what it would take to get them to stop fighting. Jess Sundin did the same during her trip to Colombia 11 years ago. They returned and openly wrote and spoke about their experiences, while criticizing the U.S. government’s involvement in that country. FBI documents recently found by the anti-war activists suggest the trips may have started an investigation into apparent connections between local activists and radical groups in Colombia and the Middle East. One document says the probe expanded to include...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • Deadly honor? Macho guys more likely to get killed

    08/15/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 15, 2011 | Brian Alexander
    People do stupid things all the time and they do them in all geographic regions, but as any regular viewer of Comedy Central’s "Tosh 2.0" can tell you, there does seem to be an uncanny correlation between certain regions of the country and the kind of risk-taking behavior that could get you seriously hurt or even killed. That’s the premise of a new study out today in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. The three authors, all from the University of Oklahoma, found that states with a “culture of honor” –- in the South, and the West, mainly --...
  • Feds raid Tucson Chuy's locations in illegal hiring probe

    04/20/2011 4:57:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    Federal agents arrested the father-son owners of Chuy's Mesquite Broiler restaurant chain on Wednesday for hiring illegal immigrants and paying them under the table.
  • ‘Silent Raids’: ICE’s New Tactic Quietly Wreaks Havoc on Immigrant Workers

    01/28/2011 3:35:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    In These Times ^ | Jan 27, 2011 | R. M. Arrieta
    They may not burst into workplaces wielding guns and dogs, but the effects are no less devastating. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) is increasing immigration controls that have a serious impact on immigrants in the workplace using a different—and quieter—tactic. Recently, eight workers were arrested after they chained themselves together in an act of civil disobedience inside a Chiplotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Minneapolis. The action was part of a protest over the firing of between 350 to 700 immigrant workers from the restaurant chain’s 50 restaurants without notice in December. The workers were dismissed after ICE perused I-9 forms. Chipotle...
  • The Biggest Holdings Of Level Global, A Hedge Fund Just Raided By The FBI

    11/22/2010 11:04:27 AM PST · by FromLori · 16 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/22/10 | Katya Wachtel
    The hedge fund looks to be heavily invested in tech, media and food Two Connecticut hedge funds were just raided by the FBI in connection with the huge insider trading investigation that is currently underway. Both funds raided are run by former SAC traders. Level Global is one of them. The firm's latest 13f-HR shows the firm's top holdings are: Apple: ~$152 million (~538,000 shares) Citi: ~$105 million (27,000,000 shares) McDonalds ~$104 million (1,400,000 shares) Monsanto ~$141 million (2,950,000 shares) Oracle ~$119 million (4,450,000 shares) Sina ~$112 million (~2,220,000 shares) Virgin Media ~$445 million (~19,000,000 shares) It also has large...
  • Al-Qaeda Threat in Philadelphia?

    06/27/2002 3:53:38 PM PDT · by all4one · 225 replies · 3,822+ views
    ABC Channel 6 Action News - Philadelphia ^ | June 27, 2002 | David Henry
    Al-Qaeda Threat in Philadelphia? Philadelphia, PA June 27, 2002 — David Henry reports from the Action Newsroom. An Action News investigation reveals that a chain of jewelry stores operating in the Delaware Valley is being investigated by the FBI for possible connections to the Al Qaeda terror network. A series of raids were carried out yesterday in Philadelphia and across the state of Pennsylvania. The stores are mostly kiosks in shopping malls operating under the name "Intrigue Jewelers." They are all owned by Pakistanis under franchise agreements with a company called Gold Concepts, based in Pennsacola, Florida. Intrigue operates stores...
  • Overcriminalization Hits the Barbershop (Armed raid on barbershops? Welcome to the present USA)

    11/10/2010 6:51:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Nationa Review ^ | 11/10/2010 | Josh Barro
    The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Orange County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office has been enforcing Florida’s barber licensing requirements in an unusually aggressive way: conducting armed raids of barbershops, handcuffing barbers while their records are checked, and searching (without warrants) for drugs and other contraband. Adding to the sensitivity of such operations, all the establishments raided to date cater to a primarily black or Hispanic clientele: In “sweeps” on Aug. 21 and Sept. 17 targeting at least nine shops, deputies arrested 37 people — the majority charged with “barbering without a license,” a misdemeanor that state records show only three other...
  • Raids are increasing on farms and private food-supply clubs

    07/14/2010 12:49:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 285 replies · 2+ views
    Grist ^ | 14 July 2010 | David Gumpert
    When the 20 agents arrived bearing a search warrant at her Ventura County farmhouse door at 7 a.m. on a Wednesday a couple weeks back, Sharon Palmer didn't know what to say. This was the third time she was being raided in 18 months, and she had thought she was on her way to resolving the problem over labeling of her goat cheese that prompted the other two raids. (In addition to producing goat's milk, she raises cattle, pigs, and chickens, and makes the meat available via a CSA.) But her 12-year-old daughter, Jasmine, wasn't the least bit tongue-tied. "She...
  • FBI Goes After Christian Militia in Series of Weekend Raids

    03/29/2010 3:28:44 AM PDT · by Man50D · 73 replies · 2,181+ views ^ | arch 29, 2010 | Mike Householder
    A Christian militia group was a target of at least one of a series of weekend raids the FBI conducted in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, a Michigan militia leader says. The FBI said Sunday that it had conducted raids in the three states, resulting in at least three arrests. Federal warrants were sealed, but a federal law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said some of those arrested face gun charges and officials are pursuing other suspects. Some of the suspects were expected in court Monday. It wasn't clear what prompted the raids, but Michael Lackomar, a spokesman for...
  • FBI agents conduct raids in Mich., Ohio, Ind.( Some new information)

    03/28/2010 4:48:22 PM PDT · by marstegreg · 61 replies · 2,889+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | March 28, 2010 | Mike Householder
    ADRIAN, Mich. – The FBI said Sunday that agents conducted weekend raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio and arrested at least three people, and a militia leader in Michigan said the target of at least one of the raids was a Christian militia group.
  • FBI Raids in Mi. In, Oh

    03/28/2010 7:28:19 AM PDT · by o_zarkman44 · 122 replies · 7,426+ views
    friend in the know. | 3/28/2010 | self
    Has anyone heard about FBI raids conducted last night in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Warrants are sealed so no public information is yet available. Rumor is the raids are related to last weeks DC anti health control rally.
  • Swiss Hold 8 Over Saudi Suicide Bombs

    01/09/2004 6:35:24 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 215+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-10-2004 | Alison Langley
    Swiss hold 8 over Saudi suicide bombs Alison Langley in Zurich, and Brian Whitaker Saturday January 10, 2004 The Guardian The Swiss authorities have arrested eight people in connection with suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia. The arrests on Thursday were part of a national operation by 100 police officers who raided homes in Geneva, Bern, Zurich, Vaud and Aargau and questioned about 20 suspects. Those arrested are suspected of providing logistical support for a series of attacks by Islamic militants on housing compounds in Riyadh last May which killed 35 people, including nine assailants. Officials said all the suspects were...
  • NYC papers' circulation offices raided

    11/17/2009 11:34:34 AM PST · by Justaham · 26 replies · 1,828+ views
    Investigators in New York City raided circulation offices at some of the nation's largest newspapers Tuesday as part of a union corruption probe, a law enforcement official said. Police officers working with the Manhattan district attorney's office searched circulation offices of The New York Times in Queens, the New York Post and the Daily News in Manhattan, and El Diario in Brooklyn, the official said, speaking to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Investigators were seeking paperwork related to the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union, which packages and delivers newspapers across the region....
  • UK: Police arrest 12 in England anti-terror raids (Manchester and Liverpool)

    04/08/2009 7:56:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 1,032+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/8/09 | Jill Lawless - ap
    LONDON — British police arrested 12 men Wednesday in a series of anti-terrorist raids involving hundreds of officers across northwest England. ... Police would not give any details of the alleged plot. The BBC reported that most of those arrested were Pakistani nationals. Police said the suspects ranged in age from a youth in his mid-teens to a 41-year-old man.
  • Sudan suspects Israel in raids (Israel hit "terror infrastructure" to slow weapons flow to Hamas)

    03/27/2009 12:45:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 593+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/09 | Jeannine Aversa - ap
    KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudan said Friday it believes Israel carried out airstrikes on its soil last month that targeted weapons smugglers. If Israel were behind the attacks, it would mark a dramatic escalation in its attempts to cut off the flow of arms to Palestinian Hamas militants in Gaza. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said his country would not comment on the reports, but a day earlier Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hinted Israel did launch the February strikes, vowing that it would hit "terror infrastructure" wherever it is. Stopping the flow of weapons to Hamas has been a top priority...
  • Cardinal: ''End Immigration Raids''

    03/22/2009 7:34:52 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 44 replies · 2,031+ views
    Fox News Chicago ^ | March 22 2009 | Nancy Pender
    Chicago, IL. - The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Saturday called on the White House to end immigration raids that split up families. Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago and leader of the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops' conference, spoke at a northwest Chicago church. His comments were greeted by cheers from the hundreds gathered. Without naming President Barack Obama, George said the current administration can fulfill its promises of change by working toward immigration reform. "I stand with other faith leaders and all of you gathered here today and with every immigrant family in this nation...
  • Missouri town outraged over killings, illegal immigrant (+ Arkansas bill update)

    03/20/2009 5:10:58 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 25 replies · 1,138+ views ^ | 03/20/09 | JIM SALTER
    HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) - A Hannibal police officer was finishing up mundane paperwork on a quiet Saturday morning when Manuel Cazares walked into the station, blood splattered on his hands and shoes. Cazares put his hands out, crossed them, and told the officer to arrest him. "I killed two people," he allegedly said. Details surrounding the allegations are far too common: an abusive relationship, a jilted lover, a sudden attack. But some in this Mississippi River community of 17,000 best known as Mark Twain's hometown aren't just outraged by the violence. They also question why Cazares was in Hannibal at...
  • Illegals raid dismays Obama backers

    02/28/2009 5:33:28 PM PST · by ihatedemocrats · 74 replies · 1,818+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigrant rights groups blasted President Obama on Wednesday for breaking what they called his "personal commitment" to change Bush-era immigration raids after U.S. authorities raided an engine machine shop in Washington state and detained illegal immigrants. The Obama administration itself seemed taken aback by the raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano vowing to Congress that she would "get to the bottom of this."
  • Raids on Medical Marijuana Will End

    Medical marijuana advocates were celebrating Thursday night. The U.S. Attorney General has announced plans to end raids on medical marijuana dispensaries that are legal under state law.
  • Napolitano orders review of Wash. immigration raid

    02/25/2009 6:15:00 PM PST · by CedarDave · 49 replies · 1,778+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 25, 2009 | MANUEL VALDES
    Immigration agents this week conducted their first work-site raid since President Barack Obama took office, but it was news to their boss, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who on Wednesday ordered a review of the action. Workplace raids involving the arrests of hundreds of illegal immigrants at a time became almost routine in the last years of the Bush administration, but Napolitano's response to Tuesday's raid at a Bellingham, Wash., manufacturing plant highlighted the Obama administration's much different approach to a hot-button issue. Napolitano told lawmakers during a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday that she did not know about...
  • NATO commander: Afghanistan drug raids imminent [AP Loose Lips Alert]

    02/08/2009 8:51:46 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 6 replies · 519+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Sunday, February 8, 2009 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    MUNICH – In an effort to strike at a key income source for Taliban militants, the top NATO commander said Sunday that operations to attack drug lords and labs in Afghanistan will begin within the "next several days." Gen. John Craddock, who also heads the U.S. European Command, also said that the U.S. and its allies are making progress in their efforts to fill the need for more troops, equipment and intelligence gathering in Afghanistan. He, however, would not disclose any specific commitments he got this weekend as world leaders met at a security conference here. NATO defense ministers, during...
  • Advocates Ask Obama to Stop Raids, Offer Citizenship to Illegal Immigrants

    11/11/2008 3:42:27 PM PST · by HollyButler · 40 replies · 510+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2008 | N.C. Aizenman
    Dozens of immigrant advocates from across the country convened in Washington today to call on President-elect Barack Obama to halt immigration raids, fulfill campaign pledges to revamp the nation's immigration system and offer the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship within his first year in office. The coalition, which includes activists from Los Angeles, New York and the Washington area, also announced plans to mobilize tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters for a demonstration on the Mall on Jan. 21, the day after Obama's inauguration. "We voted in the millions and now we're going...
  • Editorial: Stop using SWAT teams on civilians

    08/13/2008 3:09:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 253 replies · 378+ views
    Examiner ^ | 8/13/08
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - The violent assault on Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo’s home late last month was certainly not the first bungled raid by a government SWAT team, but the bad publicity it generated should make it the last time these trigger-happy squads target innocent civilians. Tracking a 32-pound package of marijuana that had been addressed to Calvo’s wife, Trinity Tomsic, Prince George’s sheriff’s deputies forcibly entered the mayor’s home on July 29 and killed his two dogs before handcuffing him and his mother-in-law. But like so many other SWAT team raids across the country, this one turned out...
  • Immigration agents arrest 31 in courthouse sweep

    07/16/2008 10:59:35 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 11 replies · 95+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 16, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Federal immigration agents have arrested 31 contracted maintenance workers during a sweep of six Rhode Island courthouses. The arrests were made Tuesday evening and targeted workers hired by two state contractors, Falcon Maintenance and Tri-State Enterprises. Investigators say the workers were in the country illegally
  • States Take New Tack on Illegal Immigration (sniff...poor illegals)

    06/08/2008 8:33:31 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 31 replies · 84+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/9/08 | DAMIEN CAVE
    Three months after the local police inspected more than a dozen businesses searching for illegal immigrants using stolen Social Security numbers, this community in the Florida Panhandle has become more law-abiding, emptier and whiter. Many of the Hispanic immigrants who came in 2004 to help rebuild after Hurricane Ivan have either fled or gone into hiding. Churches with services in Spanish are half-empty. Businesses are struggling to find workers. And for Hispanic citizens with roots here — the foremen and entrepreneurs who received visits from the police — the losses are especially profound. “It was very hard because the community...
  • Safety deposit box raids yield £1bn of drugs, cash and guns

    06/04/2008 1:08:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 133+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Richard Edwards
    Police have seized a potential £1 billion “treasure trove” of cash, drugs and guns in an unprecedented raid on concrete vaults holding 7,000 safety deposit boxes.Scotland Yard believe the operation may unlock clues to every layer of serious crime in Britain - including murders, shootings, drug trafficking, fraud and paedophile gangs. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates said: “Each box will be treated as a crime scene in its own right.” More than 300 officers and staff were involved in simultaneous raids at three depots in London’s Park Lane, Hampstead and Edgware. Officers have secured the concrete and steel vaults...
  • First Pilgrim's Pride Raid Defendants Make Court Appearance (in TN)

    04/30/2008 4:23:40 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 16 replies · 121+ views ^ | April 29, 2008 | Staff Writer
    The first defendants from the April 16 immigration raid at the local Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing plant appeared before Federal Magistrate Susan Kerr Lee on Tuesday. She ordered that all five of the men, who are citizens of Guatemala, continued to be detained. They are all represented by the federal defender's office. One man faces up to 10 years in federal prison, while those with only illegal re-entry charges face up to two years. Roberto Gabriel-Ramirez, 40, said he has a third-grade education. He is charged with illegal re-entry into the country and use of a fraudulent Social Security card....
  • Joint Raids Yield Massive Caches for IA, Rakkasans

    02/02/2008 11:07:50 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 37+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Capt. Rick Hawkins and Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy, USA
    CAMP STRIKER — Raids in Shubayshen and Qarghuli led Rakkasan Soldiers to the discovery of massive caches Jan. 30. Acting on a tip from a local Iraqi citizen, the Iraqi Army partnered with Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company D, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and found caches including dozens of rockets and rocket-propelled grenade rounds. After noticing strange behavior from a citizen deemed upstanding in the community, 1st Lt. Keenan Ellison, 3rd Platoon leader, Co. D, 3-187th Inf., approached the man to see what was wrong. Within hours, several individuals were...
  • Willmar boy facing deportation won't stand alone against ICE (MN)

    12/14/2007 3:03:36 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies · 212+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-14-07 | GREGG AAMOT (AP)
    MINNEAPOLIS—The deportation case of a 10-year-old Willmar boy who appeared in court earlier this year and told of his fear in the face of an immigration raid has been unified with the case against his parents. Federal immigration officials have questioned the handling of Sammy Diaz-Maldonado's case, in particular the decision by his lawyers to have the boy appear in court hearings, in some cases by himself, even though it's not necessary.
  • CA: Alerts of ICE raids mulled

    10/06/2007 6:33:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 878+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 10/06/07 | Stacia Glenn
    A network is being created to help illegal immigrants avoid that dreaded knock on the door in the wee hours. In a recent two-week sweep touted as the largest of its kind, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, arrested 1,300 illegal immigrants in the Southland at their homes, in jails or at work. Antonio Bernabe, an organizer for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, hopes to prevent ICE from ever again rounding up that many people during its large operations. "The raids are supposed to be targeting the criminals but they are breaking up families,...
  • Union sues over illegal raids on meat factories

    09/13/2007 9:39:13 AM PDT · by yorkie · 21 replies · 626+ views
    Food Navigator ^ | September 13, 2007 | Charlotte Eyre
    The battle between labour and government continues, as the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) has again objected to the crackdown on illegal workers in the food industry. The UFCW yesterday filed a lawsuit in Texas claiming that immigration officials violated the law while conducting raids last December on Swift & Co plants in search for illegal workers. Although illegal workers cost the food industry millions of dollars in fines and lost revenue every year, the government's tough stance is being slowed down because unions fear that the reforms infringe on workers' human rights. In December 2006, about...