Texas SWAT Team Destroys An Organic Farm In A Ten Hour Raid

A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police actionlast week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search.

Members of the local police raiding party had a search warrant for marijuana plants, which they failed to find at the Garden of Eden farm. But farm owners and residents who live on the property told a Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC station that the real reason for the law enforcement exercise appears to have been code enforcement. The police seized “17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants … native grasses and sunflowers,” after holding residents inside at gunpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said.

Texas Police Hit Organic Farm With Massive SWAT Raid

Did they forget to shoot the dogs? Americans are soon going to start moving to Egypt for safety and freedom.

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27 Responses to Texas SWAT Team Destroys An Organic Farm In A Ten Hour Raid

  1. miked1947 says:

    There was to much missing from that report! It all sounds innocent on the part of the people at the so called farm, but Suspicious anyway.

    • There was no reason for a SWAT team to be involved in a routine city code enforcement matter.

      • miked1947 says:

        We do not know that to be true! It is possible but there is more going on there than we are being told. This report sounds like someone wanting to make the police look bad.

        • They searched the place for 10 hours and confiscated tomato plants.

        • Robertv says:

          You can get addicted to a tomato with a great natural taste.

        • There Is No Substitute for Victory says:

          Tomatillo plants and tomato plants are entirely different things Steven. I am reluctantly with Miked1947 on this. Something is rotten and I don’t believe that the smell is coming from sea ice decaying on Arctic beaches.

          BTW the word “organic” means carbon or life dependent on carbon, as in CO2 otherwise known as “all life on Earth.” And carbon based organic fertilizer is that the Tomatillo and okra dealing Garden of Eden farmers spread under their “tomatillo” and okra plants. Hummm, it looks like Hansen and M. Mann have found their global warming culprit.

          Up against the wall with those perverts and don’t give them a blindfold or even a last cigarette. They didn’t offer either one to the untold millions of Polar bears whose heads they held under water till they drowned. Freaking organic perverts drowning poor ‘whittle poley’ bear cubs. Were is the President when you need a dictate from a dictator?

          What did you mean when you said, “Didn’t you know that ‘poley’ bears are white?” OH. Never mind troops, as you were, carry on. Oh, and you better untie those ‘poley bear murdering organic farmers and give them their ox cart and hoes back.

        • miked1947 says:

          TINS:
          Could it be the Organic Fertilizer is “Night Soil”?
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_soil

        • There Is No Substitute for Victory says:

          Miked1947, not to get off topic here but almost every major food scare in the last 10 – 15 years has NOT been a ground beef, beef. Instead they have been raw organic vegetable SNAFUs. And yes if you wish to eat organically grown lettuce you had best use a powerful magnifying glass at the kitchen sink when you wash your raw organic lettuce so that you can be sure that you got all the little pieces of Charmin Ultra off your lettuce before it goes into your salad bowl or your pie hole.

        • miked1947 says:

          Agreed, and I think that may well have been part of the raid and the plants that were removed. Probably for testing.

        • Hugh K says:

          Wow!?! Some are actually supporting utilizing SWAT to enforce city codes based on the speculation that “there is more going on here than we are being told”?!? That is the defense of this out-of-proportion raid? I guess we’ll have to wait for the inevitable lawsuit filed by the organic farmers to get the answers you are seeking…if they indeed exist.

          Meanwhile, taxpayers have just shelled out big bucks in a settled lawsuit by Berwyn Heights, Md Mayor Cheye Calvo after SWAT killed his two dogs in yet another senseless SWAT raid. Seems the Prince George’s County Sherriff’s Department are trying to correct their prior bad behavior; “County police say they’ve already begun changing how warrants are executed….”. If the police are starting to get it, why can’t others?
          The real mystery is why holding SWAT accountable for their actions is so hard for some to grasp. Should we really be that eager to give away our constitutional rights over a dispute that could easily be remedied in a court of law without any need for calling in the Calvary? There have been numerous hills across the world worth dying over to preserve our freedom. But is taking an organic farm via brute police force really worth killing our freedom over?

          BTW – Read the linked article. This stupid raid was all about neighbors disgruntled with the appearance of the yard/structures on the raided property rather than any perceived serious crime. Supposed pot cultivation was just the ‘tool’ these neighbors used as a means to their end. After ten hours of searching by dozens of police with no pot to be found, I think we can all agree that growing weed was a bogus claim fabricated by the ‘neighbors’, resulting in this being a bogus use of SWAT as Steve has simply pointed out.

        • miked1947 says:

          I read the article and I am not defending the actions of the Police. I am saying this article does not give all the facts or the history of the group that was raided. I live in the country and some of my neighbors would draw weapons on inspectors and have. This type of action might have saved lives by the overbearing show of force. If they had been advised there was illegal drugs on the property, they were walking into a dangerous situation. They may well have been peaceful Organic Farmers growing crops in a residential neighborhood, code violation. They could have had hundreds of pot plants there also. The police did not know going in.

  2. David says:

    Well?, apparentl;y they were under orders to bring “srubbery”.

  3. Chewer says:

    It must have been a great training opportunity, where they could go ape shit in a remote area…

  4. slimething says:

    Local police are being militarized. Only the color of their uniforms are different.

  5. Traitor In Chief says:

    If there had been a fawn or a rabbit, they could have finished with a blazing shoot out.

    • David says:

      A rabbit, with big teeth? Looking for srubbery? Monty Pythonish for sure, but if it happensed as represented then it is scarry funny, and deeply wrong.

  6. NikFromNYC says:

    I’m afraid the hippies involved such as Quinn of this Garden of Eden farm will still blame Republicans, not Big Government in general.

    From one of Quinn’s YouTube videos: “If I wanna get real fancy and real deluxe I can even put a little soap on my washrag. Then I’ll be real clean.”

    From his bio: “Quinn is the womb in which the GOE grew and the portal through which it was birthed. An inspired vision of that which is the soul of GOE came through him in the time/space known as 2007. He spent a whole year with Shellie making thousands of pounds of compost, all out of waste saved from the trash. The first seeds planted were a year later and the evolution of the ecosystem of thrival that is the GOE has been abundantly accelerating ever since. The GOE is built upon a level of integrity that is only possible through extraordinary conviction. The intensity of Quinn’s passion and clarity is beyond words. Quinn is an inventor and visionary alchemizing shit to gold as the Kingdom of a whole New Paradigm is born. He has a book published with many more in the works as well as hours of YouTube videos and audios on conscious empowered living. The GOE is an example of how easy, abundant, and enjoyable life can be.”

    http://intothegardenofeden.com

  7. Joe Public says:

    “Americans are soon going to start moving to Egypt for safety and freedom.”

    Replacing their cops & SWAT teams who’ve just received additional training.

  8. gator69 says:

    Prohibition begets more crime, and most of it from the government.

  9. Robertv says:

    Publius Cornelius was correct when he said the more corrupt the State, the more laws.

  10. gofer says:

    What ever happened to just plain old “Code Inspectors”? This sounds like something out of a futuristic movie about a totalitarian world, which seems more of a reality everyday.

    • Andy Oz says:

      The GOE owned a couch and Piano and didn’t stack their firewood properly. Obviously high value domestic terrorists deserving of a SWAT raid if not a drone strike!

  11. R. de Haan says:

    In the mean time another cold blooded murder by three of Obama’s sons: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/three-teens-charged-over-murder-of-melbourne-baseball-player-chris-lane/story-fni0fiyv-1226700172461

    Australians are now warned not to visit the USA.

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