September 1, 2011

Home Raided By SWAT For Defaulted Student Loans!!! Oh Dear LORD! :/

I just got wind of this news on Monday. I'm still in shock about learning of yet another federal raid. I'd like to share the exchange I had with friends after posting this information on my facebook profile.

Josette (Me): Why is it that people ADORE Pres Obama? It is his federal administration that is responsible for all of these raids on Americans! They are following Pres Obama's orders.

Pam: I thought it just goes to collection?

Josette: Apparently not! This is horrible! The feds, in this case the Dept of Education sent the SWAT team to arrest the debtor! WTH is that?!?! I don't like this one bit! Like they mention in this report, Wall Street, US auto companies, foreign nations and so many other "Green" corporations have received TONS of federal money giveaways and we're the ones who have to pay that DEBT back!!! and here they are arresting the general public!? >:/


Josette: The SWAT team was not sent in to collect. They were sent in to ARREST the debtor! That sounds pretty GESTAPO to me!!!!!

Josette: GESTAPO: 1.the secret police force of the German Nazi state, notorious for its terrorism, brutality, etc. 3.Slang: any police force or other authority regarded variously as sinister, ruthless, brutal, etc.

Linda: That seems pretty true.

Josette: @Linda, what does? the event that took place? or my gestapo description?

Linda: Someone being arrested by a SWAT team for defaulting simply on a student loan. That's just strange.

Josette: @Linda, strange as in unthinkable? Twilight Zonish? Yep... I'll accept your strange and raise it to plain wrong! :/

Linda: Definitely, as is the connection you made with the def. of gestapo. People are asleep...

Josette: @Linda, it's a trip you said "people are asleep." Because last night I kept shouting WAKE UP AMERICA in my spirit. I guess I was subconsciously trying to send out some massive vibrations to shake their spirits awake. We are heading down a very dark path Linda. I don't like this one bit. and it's only the beginning. :/

The Washington Post
written by Elizabeth Flock
June 8, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General special agents broke into a California home at 6 a.m. Tuesday and reportedly roughed up a man because of a student aid issue involving his estranged wife. His wife was not present.

In 2010, the Post’s Valerie Strauss reported that the Education Department was purchasing 27 Remington Brand Model 870 police 12-gauge shotguns to replace old firearms used by Education’s Office of Inspector General, which is the law enforcement arm of the department. DoE said the guns were necessary to help enforce “waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations.”

Kenneth Wright says his house was raided because of his wife’s unpaid loans. One blogger speculated that we finally know what those guns are being used for.

But the Department of Education told Reason Magazine Wednesday that the special agents raided the house because of a criminal investigation, not a student loan.

“The Inspector General's Office does not execute search warrants for late loan payments,” the statement said. DoE did not get into the specifics of the case, but says “the offices conducts raids on issues such as bribery, fraud, and embezzlement of federal student aid funds.”

Wright says he was grabbed by the neck and handcuffed as the officers searched his house. Stockton says he was put in a police car in his underwear along with his three young children.

“They busted down my door for this. It wasn’t even me,” Wright told the local news station News 10. “All I want is an apology for me and my kids and for them to get me a new door.”

Wright has no previous criminal record, according to News 10.

News 10 has removed their original story that said Wright was raided because of defaulted student loans, and has published a new story that reflects both sides of the story.


Read DoE’s statement on the story HERE. Here is an excerpt, "On June 7, US Department of Education Office of Inspector General (OIG) special agents executed a search warrant at a Stockton, California residence. The warrant was authorized by a Federal Magistrate Judge."

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