September 26, 2022 by the real Aj News/Politics 9-26-22 What’s interesting in the news today? Open Thread Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
When they tell you who they are, believe them.
“Fetterman: “LGBTQ Education” Should Be “Mandatory In All Schools”…”
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Sure clown…. 🙄
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Sounds about right.
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The clowns protect their own.
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As I said at the end of yesterdays thread, scream obscenities in a child’s face, you getting knocked on your arse for it is a forgone conclusion, and justifiably so.
And note local authorities refused to press charges when it happened because of this, but the Dept. of Injustice stooges came months later over it.
“Dozens of FBI Agents Raid Respected Pro-Life Advocate’s Home While His Wife, Seven Children Watch In Terror
“After asking them why they were at the house, the agents said they were there to arrest Mark. When Ryan-Marie asked for their warrant, ‘they said that they were going to take him whether they had a warrant or not’.””
“In a disgusting display of abusive political retribution, 25-30 FBI agents with guns drawn raided the home of a father of seven over disputed charges that were dropped by the state of Pennsylvania but picked up for apparently political purposes by the vengeful and disgraceful Garland DOJ.”
“According to Houck’s wife and various other sources who know the family, the incident in question is not what it appears. Houck has reportedly been providing sidewalk counseling to women outside abortion centers for years without incident, and it was only when Houck’s then 12-year-old son was allegedly accosted by a volunteer abortion escort spewing profanities and insults that Houck shoved him away from his son, and the 72-year-old escort fell back. This reportedly happened twice on the same day in October 2021. The escort attempted to sue Houck and failed, and the charges were dropped in PA . . . only to be picked up by Garland’s corrupt DOJ.”
“The details of the terrifying raid as told by Houck’s wife are very problematic. There is no justification for this level of manpower and intimidation to serve a warrant on a family man who poses no threat to anyone.
LifeSite News reports:
According to his wife Ryan-Marie, who spoke with LifeSiteNews, he also drives two hours south to Philadelphia every Wednesday to sidewalk counsel for six to eight hours at two different abortion centers.
Ryan-Marie, who is a homeschooling mother, described how the SWAT team of 25 to 30 FBI agents swarmed their property with around 15 vehicles at 7:05 a.m. this morning. Having quickly surrounded the house with rifles in firing position, “they started pounding on the door and yelling for us to open it.”
Before opening the door, she explained, her husband tried to calm them, saying, “‘Please, I’m going to open the door, but, please, my children are in the home. I have seven babies in the house.’ But they just kept pounding and screaming,” she said.
When he opened the door, “they had big, huge rifles pointed at Mark and pointed at me and kind of pointed throughout the house,” Ryan-Marie described.
When they came in, they ordered the kids to stay upstairs. “Our staircase is open, so [the kids] were all at the top of the stairs which faces the front door, and I was on the stairs as well, coming down.”
“The kids were all just screaming. It was all just very scary and traumatic,” she explained.
After asking them why they were at the house, the agents said they were there to arrest Mark. When Ryan-Marie asked for their warrant, “they said that they were going to take him whether they had a warrant or not.”
When Ryan-Marie protested, saying that is kidnapping, “you can’t just come to a person’s house and kidnap them at gunpoint,” they agreed to get the warrant for her from one of their vehicles.
At this point, Mark asked her to get him a sweatshirt and his rosaries, but when she returned, they already had loaded him into a vehicle.
They provided the first page of the warrant and said they were taking him to “the federal building in downtown Philadelphia.”
“After they had taken Mark, and the kids were all screaming that he was their best friend, the [FBI agents on her porch] kind of softened a bit. I think they realized what was happening. Or maybe they actually looked at the warrant,” Ryan-Marie explained. “They looked pretty ashamed at what had just happened.”
As a result, the homeschool mother said her kids were “really sad and stressed. So, I’ve already reached out to some psychiatrists or psychologists to try and help us through this. I don’t really know what’s going to come of it when you see guns pointed at your dad and your mom in your house when you first wake up in the morning,” she lamented.
. . . . On several occasions when Mark went to sidewalk counsel last year, he took his eldest son, who was only 12 at the time, she explained. For “weeks and weeks,” a “pro-abortion protester” would speak to the boy saying “crude … inappropriate and disgusting things,” such as “you’re dad’s a fag,” and other statements that were too vulgar for her to convey.
Repeatedly, Mark would tell this pro-abortion man that he did not have permission to speak to his son and please refrain from doing so. And “he kept doing it and kind of came into [the son’s] personal space” obscenely ridiculing his father. At this point, “Mark shoved him away from his child, and the guy fell back.”
“He didn’t have any injuries or anything, but he tried to sue Mark,” and the case was thrown out of court in the early summer.”
The “escort” for the baby killers had it coming. His age is irrelevant.
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Gee…. ya’ think?
“FBI whistleblower says SWAT teams being misused, J6 defendants’ rights trampled
Suspended agent says he and others are being listed “as Affiants on search and arrest warrant affidavits for subjects” whom they “have never investigated or even interviewed.”
“An FBI whistleblower has reported to the Office of Special Counsel that he believes the bureau and Justice Department are violating the constitutional rights of Jan. 6 defendants, falsifying statistics on domestic extremism and misusing SWAT teams to make misdemeanor arrests, according to a copy of the complaint reviewed by Just the News.
Special Agent Stephen M. Friend, who works for the FBI in Florida and serves as a SWAT team member, told the main federal whistleblower office in Washington he had an “exemplary” work record since he joined the bureau in 2014 and even won awards but was suspended in recent days after he began raising concerns about the FBI’s and DOJ’s conduct in the Jan. 6 investigation
“I believed the investigations were inconsistent with FBI procedure and resulted in the violation of citizens’ Sixth and Eighth Amendment rights,” Friend wrote. “I added that many of my colleagues expressed similar concerns to me but had not vocalized their objections to FBI Executive Management.”
The FBI national press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent on Friday.
Friend said one of his many concerns is that the FBI is using SWAT teams to arrest Jan. 6 defendants facing misdemeanor charges, violating the bureau’s Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide and creating a potentially unsafe encounter.
“I responded that it was inappropriate to use an FBI SWAT team to arrest a subject for misdemeanor offenses and opined that the subject would likely face extended detainment and biased jury pools in Washington D.C.,” Friend wrote in his whistleblower complaint. “I suggested alternatives such as the issuance of a court summons or utilizing surveillance groups to determine an optimal, safe time for a local sheriff deputy to contact the subjects and advise them about the existence of the arrest warrant.”
The agent said when he suggested alternatives for arresting suspects in minor Jan. 6 cases one of his bosses “told me that FBI executive management considered all potential alternatives and determined the SWAT takedown was the appropriate course of action.”
Friend said he believes the Jan. 6 investigation has involved “overzealous charging by the DOJ and biased jury pools in Washington D.C.” and that the heavy-handed tactics smacked of prior FBI mistakes like the Ruby Ridge tragedy in the 1990s.
Friend also confirmed allegations first raised by Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, that the FBI field office in Washington D.C. was opening Jan. 6 cases in other field offices across the country, creating a false data trail suggesting a nationwide problem with domestic violent extremism when in fact the cases all stemmed from the Capitol riot in the nation’s capital.
Friend said he was assigned 36 Jan. 6 investigations for Florida alone and that one consequence of the data manipulation is that agents in field offices across the country are being listed as affiants for search and arrest warrants for subjects they actually had not investigated.
“There are active criminal investigations of J6 subjects in which I am listed as the ‘Case Agent,’ but have not done any investigative work,” Friend wrote in the complaint. “Additionally, my supervisor has not approved any paperwork within the file. J6 Task Force members are serving as Affiants on search and arrest warrant affidavits for subjects whom I have never investigated or even interviewed but am listed as a Case Agent.”
Another consequence, Friend said, is that agents are being told to deprioritize other investigations of serious crimes like child sex exploitation.
“I was also told that child sexual abuse material investigations were no longer an FBI priority and should be referred to local law enforcement agencies,” he wrote.”
Disband this broken rogue agency.
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“Friend’s allegations include:
The Washington, DC, field office is “manipulating” FBI case management protocol and farming out J6 cases to field offices across the country to create the false impression that right-wing domestic violence is a widespread national problem that goes far beyond the “black swan” event of Jan. 6, 2021.
As a result, he was listed as lead agent in cases he had not investigated and which his supervisor had not signed off on, in violation of FBI policy.
FBI domestic terrorism cases are being opened on innocent American citizens who were nowhere near the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, based on anonymous tips to an FBI hotline or from Facebook spying on their messages. These tips are turned into investigative tools called “guardians,” after the FBI software that collates them.
The FBI has post-facto designated a grassy area outside the Capitol as a restricted zone, when it was not restricted on Jan. 6, 2021, in order to widen the net of prosecutions. The FBI intends to prosecute everyone even peripherally associated with J6 and another wave of J6 subjects are about to be referred to the FBI’s Daytona Beach resident agency “for investigation and arrest.”
The Jacksonville area was “inundated” with “guardian” notifications and FBI agents were dispatched to conduct surveillance and knock on people’s doors, including people who had not been in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, 2021, or who had been to the Trump rally that day but did not go inside the Capitol.
According to the Post, Friend’s top-secret security clearance was suspended last week after he “entered FBI space [his office] and downloaded documents from FBI computer systems [an employee handbook and guidelines for employee disciplinary procedures] to an unauthorized removable flash drive.”
The whistleblower was told in a letter from the head of FBI human resources on Sept. 16, that he was losing his security clearance also because he “espoused beliefs which demonstrate questionable judgment [and demonstrated] an unwillingness to comply with rules and regulations.”
In his whistleblower complaint, Friend said he faced “reprisals” from his supervisors after he voiced his conscientious objections to the Bureau’s politicized investigations.”
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And another FBI whistleblower….
“FBI Whistleblower: ‘Nobody I Know Signed Up’ To Investigate Parents Who Vented at Schoolboard Meetings”
“An FBI whistleblower who was recently suspended said in an interview this week that he became a whistleblower last November because of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s email ordering the FBI to use Patriot Act counterterrorism tools to target parents at school board meetings.
Special Agent Kyle Seraphin, who was indefinitely suspended on June 1 after nearly six years with the Bureau, said that he was so disturbed by the directive, he went to his congresswoman’s office in New Mexico, and made a “protected disclosure.”
Garland announced the creation of the tag “EDUOFFICIALS” to track school board meeting related threats in an email sent to Justice Department employees in October of 2021.
Investigations were opened on parents based on anonymous tips, and agents had to surveil and interview ordinary moms and dads who got caught up in the dragnet.
In a two-part interview with conservative radio host Dan Bongino, Seraphin said that most of his colleagues didn’t appreciate the political nature of these cases, and just did “cursory investigations” before shutting them down.
Nonetheless, he said, there are many parents out there who have no idea the Bureau has case files on them and that agents have combed through their financial information just because they may have said something deemed inappropriate at a school board meeting.
Seraphin told Bongino that the Bureau was putting resources towards something that should have been a state and local issue, and that he knew it was happening because of political pressure from the left-wing National School Boards Association (NSBA).
“That’s when you become part of political hatchet jobs, and I didn’t sign up for that, and nobody I know signed up for that either,” he said. “That’s not what people want to get involved in.”
When Bongino said he was “stunned” more FBI employees weren’t standing up, the whistleblower said, “it’s more than people think.”
Seraphin, who has worked in multiple field offices in the counterterrorism division, said there are about 40 whistleblowers who have now spoken to Republican members of Congress.
He told told Bongino that a lot of guys have left the FBI because they refused to be a part of this abusive system. But many others “have kids and a mortgage,” and are willing to hang on for 20 years so they can retire with the Bureau’s generous pension.
“The number of guys who say, ‘I don’t agree with what’s going on here, but I’ve got three years to retire’—it’s heartbreaking,” he said, adding that he believes this is a universal problem throughout government, but is particularly dangerous in the FBI because of the power it wields. But when “these leads come in” about parents complaining at school board meetings, “nobody is excited,” he said.
Seraphin stressed that discontent within the ranks is widespread throughout the Bureau.”
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Sad, sad situation.
You’ve posted the video before. Fetterman is correct there are far too many people in American prisons, many for non-violent offenses. Release simple drug possessions convicts and lightening up on the sentencing on property crimes. At 639 per 100,000 or 6.39% of the population (highest in the world – North Korean, Somali and Eritrea have no stats), the US is far higher than the rest of the developed world. Eastern Europe is roughly 180 per 100 000 or 1.8%. The US spends $39 000 a year per inmate. A K-12 student costs the state $13 000 per year. Priorities.
And as the rest of your posts point out, the law enforcement agencies frequently make errors or over-exaggerate the crime committed. Both the FBI and local law enforcement agencies are too gun prone and over equipped. The FBI’s behaviour isn’t new nor is it reserved from pro life and Jan6 people. At least they knocked this time. Sometimes they will have a “no-knock” warrant, knock down the door and kill an innocent girl sleeping. Defund or at least cut back funding on all law enforcement — give the US stats and the military style equipment some possess, they could use a few budgetcuts
I have to question the logic of the pro-life demonstrator. If this behaviour was occurring for weeks and weeks and they found it offensive for their son to hear it, why keep bringing him back? (Mind you the average 12 year old wouldn’t be shocked, but perhaps this boy is different) And pushing a 72 year old man down because you found his speech offensive is not appropriate behaviour nor is it good role modelling. In addition, there are two sides to each story – some pro life “counselling” is not “counselling” but handing out pamphlets and yelling at the women entering the building. Perhaps it’s not the case here but then again 72 year old men usually don’t yell obscenities and vulgar language on a daily basis.
I haven’t read much about this, but I always like to wait for more information on these incidents before concluding what did or didn’t happen and what “side” I should be on. Often there isn’t really “a” single side that’s all that defensible, to be honest. Sometimes there is. But often it’s a very muddled situation that we are trying to judge imperfectly from afar. Let’s see what else comes out.
I’m too familiar with human fallenness to always see things automatically as black and white before I can hear more.
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