I’ve had my own problems with nanny-state thugs at college, from some of the authoritarian freaks among the “public safety” employees1 to the so-called diversity Gestapo who plague my alma mater. It was bad enough when the college paper became a propaganda arm of the college administrations and staff. But I never realized the feds within the Department of Education would resort to using such powers. The extent of the powers is shocking.
I had no idea had the authority to issue warrants and use SWAT teams. Yet, having the legal options to go Chuck Norris on someone is one thing. Actually using it is completely another.
A story out of Stockton, California is just plain bizarre. But based on my own experiences with some of these police staters, I know that there are some real creepy OCD control freaks in all levels of the bureaucracies. Naturally, these types flock to jobs among police departments and the military. (Most cops and service members are great people. It’s the cirminals masking as good guys that tarnishes them all.)
Whoever thought busting down a family’s door was a good idea really has some issues. Kenneth Wright, father of three, was the primary victim.
“I look out of my window and I see 15 police officers,” Wright said.
Wright came downstairs in his boxer shorts as the officers team barged through his front door. Wright said an officer grabbed him by the neck and led him outside on his front lawn.
“He had his knee on my back and I had no idea why they were there,” Wright said.
They were looking for Wright’s estranged wife, but she wasn’t there.
The U.S. Department of Education issued the search and called in the S.W.A.T for his wife’s defaulted student loans.
The mayor and Stockton Police Department apparently did not want to get involved, which was wise, in my view.
Stockton Police Department said it was asked by federal agents to provide one officer and one patrol car just for a police presence when carrying out the search warrant.
Stockton police did not participate in breaking Wright’s door, handcuffing him, or searching his home.
“They put me in handcuffs in that hot patrol car for six hours, traumatizing my kids,” Wright said. “All I want is an apology for me and my kids and for them to get me a new door.”
1. I refuse to call them officers.