Monday, March 2, 2015

Feds raid Texas secessionist meeting

Minutes into the meeting a man among the onlookers stood and moved to open the hall door, letting in an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff's Office, the Kerr County Sheriff's Office, Agents of the Texas District Attorney, the Texas Rangers and the FBI. In the end, at least 20 officers corralled, searched and fingerprinted all 60 meeting attendees, before seizing all cellphones and recording equipment in a Valentine's Day 2015 raid on the Texas separatist group.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well.

So much for this being a fed only activity.

Unknown said...

Of the 60 attendees, probably three from each of the agencies listed were also in attendance, or about a third in attendance, including the guy who opened the door.

The most likely outcome of this action will be to drive this "brand" of otherwise free political speech underground and radicalize it.

So much for Jefferson's admonition: "If there be any among us who wish to dissolve the Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed, as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."

[Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address,March 4, 1801.]

Anonymous said...

It is cases like this where the name and address list of all the LEO's would come in handy. How would they like it if their own homes got raided by an armed party? These clowns need to learn that the law is a 2 edged sword, it cuts both ways.

Backwoods Engineer said...

No More Free Wacos threshold approaching?

Anonymous said...

Where was the cheap two-way radio equipped 'security' detail and/or the guard outside?

Oh! ... and DO NOT take a Cell Phone to a clandestine meeting!

This ain't Tiddly Winks.

III

Anonymous said...

no worries right?

The named were just going after those anonymous rights exercisers making sure they were properly identified.....
Can't wait to see how certain folks spin this regarding their own demands, commands even, about people indentifying themselves.... Gubmint was just trying to establish Ummm credibility, yeah, that's it.

Pot, meet kettle.

Anonymous said...

All this govt raid has done is give more weight to the secessionist cause.

Rick said...

There is a pretty glaring editoral mistake in the article. The corrected version should read: about 300 violent, armed state troopers surrounded the home of a Republic leader, forcing him to choose between submission or death.

Anonymous said...

When I was young I remember seeing BURMA SHAVE signs along the highway. I could just imagine some PoPo driving home to see signs along the side of the road "Jack Boot Thug Ahead" as he drives home. Decorate the front door with one of those target posters showing the woman holding a baby. Might just make them think a little bit that it can go both ways.

Texas Arwen said...

At least one of the attendees of that meeting has had everything confiscated by the IRS - home, professional practice, bank accounts. This was an older fellow who was likely there out of curiosity - not the rabble-rousing type.