Swat Team Conducts Food Raid On Rural Ohio

I found this tonight over on Cryptogon, but here is the original link which has a lot more information:

On Monday, December 1, a SWAT team with semi-automatic rifles entered the private home of the Stowers family in LaGrange, Ohio, herded the family onto the couches in the living room, and kept guns trained on parents, children, infants and toddlers, from approximately 11 AM to 8 PM. The team was aggressive and belligerent. The children were quite traumatized. At some point, the “bad cop” SWAT team was relieved by another team, a “good cop” team that tried to befriend the family.

I do not know anything more about this then what the article states.  Never heard of this company, sounds like a local co-op to me.

It “sounds” like a protective-measures attack, where law enforcement is called in to protect the big retail outlets who are jealous of the co-op and its success. There’s a bit more here:

“”¦.The issue appears to be the discovery of a bit of non-institutional beef in an Oberlin College food service freezer a year ago that was tracked down by a county sanitation official to Manna Storehouse. Oberlin College’s student food coop is widely known for its strident ideological stance about eating organic foods. It seems that the Oberlin student food cooperative had joined the Manna Storehouse food cooperative in order to buy organic foods in bulk from the national organic food distributor United, which services buying clubs across the nation. The sanitation official, James Boddy, evidently contacted the Ohio Department of Agriculture. After the first contact by state ODA officials, Manna Storehouse reportedly wrote them a letter requesting assistance and guidelines for complying with the law. This letter was never answered. Rather, the ODA agent tried several times to infiltrate the coop, as described above. When his attempts failed, the SWAT team showed up!

I’ve often been asked if I think food confiscation will appear, with many people seeking privacy in regards to their orders.

No, I do not envision food confiscation appearing in our police state at the individual / homeowner level.  It’s too man-power intensive (just like a door to door search for firearms, this besides being too man-power intensive is too dangerous for them to engage in).

As food becomes more scarce, it will be dangerous for them to raid homes (if they ever start).  Raiding businesses however, is another matter altogether.

Recall my past commentary about “choke points”.  That is all that is needed to put fear into the population and to gain control over any given segment of the population, or assets.  The co-op was a choke point, as are many kinds of businesses (but not all, if the local 7/11 is shut-down, drive another block and find a different one).

Food will become a critical asset, with the crop production being nationalized as supplies tighten up.  I’m expecting 2009 to reveal some of these type of plans, I just don’t know how far they’ll get with them, I don’t suppose anybody does.

But I don’t envision house-to-house food raids, not until the mutant zombie ravenous hordes show up (and they will, this is not a joke) and then the cupboards will be torn from the walls as any and all food sources are plundered.

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