Swat Team Gone Wild- Ohio Food Raid Update

The latest development in the Ohio Food Co-op Raid. The Buckeye Institute has taken up the cause.

Jacqueline Stowers husband is currently serving in Iraq and unable to protect his family from predatory government on the homefront.

Contact the “Vote Freedom First” President George W. Bush and ask him how this will look on his legacy!

Grim Excerpt:

On the morning of December 1, 2008, law enforcement officers forcefully entered the Stowers’ residence, without first announcing they were police or stating the purpose of the visit.

With guns drawn, officers swiftly and immediately moved to the upstairs of the home, finding ten children in the middle of a home-schooling lesson.

Officers then moved Jacqueline Stowers and her children to their living room where they were held for more than six hours.

Complete Link:

buckeyeinstitute.org/article/1284

Link to Buckeye Institute:

buckeyeinstitute.org/

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What The Hell Is A “Food Raid”?

This is a new one on me….
Tantalizing Excerpt:

Swat Team conducts food raid in rural Ohio
By admin on December 7th, 2008

On Monday, December 1, a SWAT team with semi-automatic rifles entered the private home of the Stowers family in LaGrange, Ohio, herded the family onto the couches in the living room, and kept guns trained on parents, children, infants and toddlers, from approximately 11 AM to 8 PM. The team was aggressive and belligerent. The children were quite traumatized. At some point, the “bad cop” SWAT team was relieved by another team, a “good cop” team that tried to befriend the family. The Stowers family has run a very large, well-known food cooperative called Manna Storehouse on the western side of the greater Cleveland area for many years.

There were agents from the Department of Agriculture present, one of them identified as Bill Lesho. The search warrant is reportedly suspicious-looking. Agents began rifling through all of the family’s possessions, a task that lasted hours and resulted in a complete upheaval of every private area in the home. Many items were taken that were not listed on the search warrant. The family was not permitted a phone call, and they were not told what crime they were being charged with. They were not read their rights. Over ten thousand dollars worth of food was taken, including the family’s personal stock of food for the coming year. All of their computers, and all of their cell phones were taken, as well as phone and contact records. The food cooperative was virtually shut down. There was no rational explanation, nor justification, for this extreme violation of Constitutional rights.

Link to complete story:

//www.70news.com/2008/12/07/swat-team-conducts-food-raid-in-rural-ohio/