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SWAT Team Raids Man's Home Over Student Loans
Michelle Malkin ^ | 6-8-2011 | RightwardHo

Posted on 06/08/2011 8:54:30 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo

"Kenneth Wright does not have a criminal record and he had no reason to believe a S.W.A.T team would be breaking down his door at 6 a.m. on Tuesday."

(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...


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This is INSANE. How is this even possible? You know that America you thought you lived in? It is gone. I don't care how much money this woman owed, it is NOT a crime to be in debt.

If this doesn't mobilize the biggest of protests, we might as well just pack up all the flags and surrender. I am outraged like I have never been outraged before.

1 posted on 06/08/2011 8:54:32 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo
I just finished looking up the gov't website info on the County and City SWAT teams.

Seems the County guys admit that they don't have enough to do so they participate in "dangerous" search warrant services.

2 posted on 06/08/2011 8:57:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RIghtwardHo

What if the homeowner had appeared with a gun to protect his family from the home invastion, SWAT would have been all too happy to unloaded on him.


3 posted on 06/08/2011 8:59:20 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: RIghtwardHo

I just don’t understand how this is even possible in our country. Very sad.


4 posted on 06/08/2011 8:59:53 AM PDT by dis.kevin (Dry white toast)
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To: RIghtwardHo

There are MANY people in default on student loans from this craptastic economy Obama is reigning over. Many will have a fear button hit in them and it will turn to anger where there wasn’t anger before. At Obama.

He is being very foolish allowing the DOE to pull this crap. THIS may cause riots before food and gas prices do.


5 posted on 06/08/2011 9:00:45 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

I doubt riots. But I do NOT doubt “pay back”. I think a lot of cops are going to get visits at THEIR homes soon. Do I condone it? Nope. But I think it is going to happen.


6 posted on 06/08/2011 9:02:48 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: RIghtwardHo
FREEDOM 1
7 posted on 06/08/2011 9:03:40 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: RIghtwardHo

At least they didn’t shoot him 60+ times in front of his kids...


8 posted on 06/08/2011 9:05:15 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: RIghtwardHo

Well, since the federal government took over student loans, the days of bill collectors are gone I guess and SWAT teams will be sent instead. The article says they were federal agents from the DoE’s Office of Inspector General...why the hell does DoE even have law enforcement officers? Scary scary stuff.


9 posted on 06/08/2011 9:06:30 AM PDT by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I read the story and couldn’t find where it was in reference to student loans. I am completely opposed to the department of education having any sworn law enforcement officers, but could this be some kind of criminal matter like embezzelment, theft, or fraud? If so it should be FBI. But before this goes revolutionary, where does it say it was over an unpaid student loan?


10 posted on 06/08/2011 9:08:08 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: WayneS

Good for him he didn’t try to defend his home, or just hold a golf club menacingly.


11 posted on 06/08/2011 9:08:16 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: RIghtwardHo

I wonder if Obama is going to say that the Federal Department of Education SWAT Team “acted stupidly”...


12 posted on 06/08/2011 9:10:24 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: RIghtwardHo

Debtor prisons just around the corner?


13 posted on 06/08/2011 9:12:48 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: DesertRhino

This is from the story at the TV station’s web-site:

“The U.S. Department of Education issued the search and called in the S.W.A.T for his wife’s defaulted student loans.”


14 posted on 06/08/2011 9:12:52 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: RIghtwardHo

At the end of the video the reporter says, Stockton PD provided one patrol car, the door was not kicked in and they were never held against their will. Something here is very screwy.


15 posted on 06/08/2011 9:13:27 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: DesertRhino

Here is a link:

www.news10.net/news/article/141072/2/Dept-of-Education-breaks-down-Stockton-mans-door


16 posted on 06/08/2011 9:14:40 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: rangerwife
That's the downside of the federalization of the student loan program. No more bill collectors; no more civil action ~ the federal government just isn't equipped to deal with small claims.

Now, think about how the IRS is going to collect on missed monthly payments for Obamakkkare insurance. And if you go to court, you will be going to a federal court in a distant city ~ the hotel bills alone should bankrupt you.

With private insurance doing private things for private American citizens we use local police and the county courthouse to settle accounting disputes.

17 posted on 06/08/2011 9:15:19 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RIghtwardHo

The story as given is confusing. I gather that this guy’s estranged wife is the person who owes DOE money. But she doesn’t live there.

Of course, anyone who has tried to tell some branch of a federal bureaucracy that someone no longer lives there will realize that any such communication is pretty hopeless.


18 posted on 06/08/2011 9:15:28 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Someone asked about the authority of the DOE to sanction SWAT action on school loans; it was probably given to them one 2-3 lines of one of these 3000 page bills....


19 posted on 06/08/2011 9:16:43 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: RIghtwardHo

Questions arise. Is the victim of this outrage a gun owner?
Does he have a history of violent behavior? Why a SWAT team and not a process server or a sheriff’s officer?

I might understand backup being present and available if the first two answers were yes. But an assault team seems beyond the pale, even in that case.

A full explanation needs to be forthcoming from all concerned, and a massive lawsuit filed.


20 posted on 06/08/2011 9:18:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I think this is outrageous! And my liberal co-workers don’t think anything is wrong!


21 posted on 06/08/2011 9:20:04 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: moehoward
If they kick in your door they are not going to allow you to leave the house therefore you are being held against your will at gunpoint. This shit is so stupid how many citizens are going to be killed before they finally rise up and meet the swat team at the door?
22 posted on 06/08/2011 9:21:58 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: moehoward

Actually, the Stockton Police are saying THEY (the Stockton Police) did not kick in his door or hold him against his will.

They did not deny that his door was kicked in and they did not deny he was held against his will.


23 posted on 06/08/2011 9:23:29 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: wolf24
Debtor prisons just around the corner?

Wake up. America (current day) IS a debtor's priosn.

24 posted on 06/08/2011 9:27:12 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: RIghtwardHo

I said that after the Courts decided that “no knock warrants’ and “cops don’t need a warrant if they are suspicious” , that things were going to get bad quickly.

Then the SWAT team murder squad in Tucson last month seemed to prove that out, and that it was only a (short) matter of time before things get completely out of hand.

At least the Pima Co. Sheriff’s SWAT team thought that they were dealing with a dangerous bad guy.

But never did I imagine that Sallie Mae would be sending out SWAT to collect overdue student loans.

Not only do we have a dusky hued Marie Antoinette living in the white house, Barry 0bama seems to be instituting a Reign of Terror to keep us peasants off balance, while at the same time handing out bread (and cake)to the ones he likes.


25 posted on 06/08/2011 9:28:24 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: RIghtwardHo
Another good OP/ED article here on the topic -

http://www.examiner.com/finance-examiner-in-national/failure-to-pay-back-student-loans-can-now-lead-to-arrests-by-dept-of-education

"This new change in policy by the government and Department of Education, primarily when the country is in one of the largest unemployment and economic recessionary periods in our history, shows the absolute disconnect between the government and the people."

26 posted on 06/08/2011 9:28:56 AM PDT by BossLady (We can only be kept in the cages we refuse to see....)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I remember when this was a sane country and the government used to garnish people’s wages and/or seize their tax refunds if they owed money and were not paying it back...


27 posted on 06/08/2011 9:29:34 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: DesertRhino

Even the FDA has their own SWAT team.


28 posted on 06/08/2011 9:31:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Did they spare the dog this time?


29 posted on 06/08/2011 9:32:01 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: RIghtwardHo

30 posted on 06/08/2011 9:32:05 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JimRed

Sending TSA to a high school prom is beyond the pale, too, but the District of Criminals is doing it anyway.


31 posted on 06/08/2011 9:34:33 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: wolf24

That’s the point,,, there is no criminal charge related to a defaulted loan. But there are charges that can cause arrest if you for example, commit outright fraud. If this was just over a default, there should be many more examples. The truth will come out soon,,,, either way.


32 posted on 06/08/2011 9:34:47 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: WayneS
Also from the article.
"The Office of Inspector General does not engage in the collection of student loans. Our mission is to conduct criminal investigations related to the programs and operations of the U.S. Department of Education, which include the student financial aid programs. We can confirm that we executed a search warrant at the residence, however our policy is not to discuss details of our on-going work."
Most likely this is about fraud, not someone's defaulted loans. I would expect a more responsible article from Malkin's site.
33 posted on 06/08/2011 9:37:00 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Another good OP/ED article here on the topic -

http://www.examiner.com/finance-examiner-in-national/failure-to-pay-back-student-loans-can-now-lead-to-arrests-by-dept-of-education

"This new change in policy by the government and Department of Education, primarily when the country is in one of the largest unemployment and economic recessionary periods in our history, shows the absolute disconnect between the government and the people."

34 posted on 06/08/2011 9:38:00 AM PDT by BossLady (We can only be kept in the cages we refuse to see....)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

insanity,,, those agencies should have to deal with the FBI.


35 posted on 06/08/2011 9:38:05 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: wolf24

It will be taxpayer prisons before debtor prisons. The deadbeats always vote Dim.


36 posted on 06/08/2011 9:43:21 AM PDT by BlowNegative (The Thing about Silent Warfare - Don't leave footprints)
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To: Moonman62

Let’s assume you are correct, and the DOE decided to swear out a criminal warrant for fraud against this woman. It is more likely than not that the ‘fraud’ is related to her non-payment of student loans.

In your opinion, does such a fraud warrant signed not by a judge, but by an unelected official of the executive branch of our government, justify a ‘no-knock’ SWAT raid at 6:30 am at a house in which the subject of the warrant does not reside? Does it justify handcuffing and detaining a non-violent, non-resisting person who is NOT the subject of the warrant?


37 posted on 06/08/2011 9:46:23 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Given what I have seen and heard about the Dept. of (mis)Education, I think that I would revise 2 of your 3 ‘R’s and have “Race”, “Raidin” and “Ritalin” as more properly describing this obscene out-growth from the formerly obscene HEW (Health, Education & Welfare) [Thank you James Earl Carter].


38 posted on 06/08/2011 9:49:16 AM PDT by SES1066 (Michael Moore - a pernicious progluddite of socialism!)
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To: DesertRhino

The U.S. Department of Education issued the search and called in S.W.A.T for his wife’s defaulted student loans.

“They busted down my door for this,” Wright said. “It wasn’t even me.”

http://www.news10.net/news/article/141072/2/Dept-of-Education-breaks-down-Stockton-mans-door


39 posted on 06/08/2011 9:49:31 AM PDT by Lorianne (o)
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To: JimRed
Is the victim of this outrage a gun owner? Does he have a history of violent behavior? ... I might understand backup being present and available if the first two answers were yes.

It would seem that you consider being a gun owner justification for gestapo tactics.

40 posted on 06/08/2011 9:49:46 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Moonman62

Even if it were a criminal fraud case, there is no excuse for sending a jack-booted group of goons called a “SWAT Team” to kick in a door and do who-knows-what else.

The Mafia and Guido-The-Collector look humane compared to this.


41 posted on 06/08/2011 9:53:16 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: RIghtwardHo

Since when does the DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION use SWAT to haul debtors off to prison !!!


42 posted on 06/08/2011 9:56:11 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: RIghtwardHo

Can you say “Miss Use of government funds!


43 posted on 06/08/2011 9:58:25 AM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: RIghtwardHo

We have become a police state and it won’t stop until there is pain to those doing this type of crap.


44 posted on 06/08/2011 10:01:16 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Paladin2

According to the video, the local cops said they only sent one patrol car, that they did bash the door in, and that they did not detain the home’s resident or his children.

It appears that this was an invasion by the Department of Education SWAT team.

Perhaps it explains why the DOE was buying short-barreled shotguns a while back.

http://voices.washingtonpost.c.....hotgu.html


45 posted on 06/08/2011 10:03:48 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: RIghtwardHo; DesertRhino
According to Wright, officers also woke his three young children ages 3, 7, and 11, and put them in a Stockton police patrol car with him. Officers then searched his house.

How the heck big is this guy's house, if it took a 15 man team 6 hours to determine the estranged wife wasn't inside?!?

6 hours, in his underwear, cuffed, locked in a patrol car with his young kids, sounds like a few human rights violations.

And it WAS about the estranged wife owing on a student loan.

Longer storey, and video at site; loan mentioned starting about 1:18 in.

Too much State; too many Police = Police State.

46 posted on 06/08/2011 10:05:34 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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Well, THAT didn’t take long!

They (ABC news-10) disappeared the page & story already.


47 posted on 06/08/2011 10:12:23 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: from occupied ga
It would seem that you consider being a gun owner justification for gestapo tactics.

Not so; I am seeking any reason why such an outrage would come to pass. A reason does not always justify an act, but can help you to understand the thinking behind it. Before we can correct that "thinking" we have to understand it.

48 posted on 06/08/2011 10:13:19 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

There has *GOT* to be more to this story. I can’t believe that this type of action over unpaid school loans, (or any loans for that matter,) warrent this type of thuggish behavior. If this truely is the case, we’re in really deep trouble that has no peaceful way out.


49 posted on 06/08/2011 10:22:35 AM PDT by ATLDiver
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To: RIghtwardHo

The link doesn’t work ... Was the tv reporter punked?


50 posted on 06/08/2011 10:22:43 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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