If a sheriff’s department was going in to do a search warrant on a drug bust, you might expect a swarm of squad cars to arrive on the scene with nine officers and four deputy sheriffs, all armed to the teeth…
But what if – say – the proprietors of a Christian animal shelter (The Society of St. Francis!) were suspected to have rescued a fawn in a state where possession of wildlife is forbidden, but were in the process of transferring the animal to a wildlife preserve in another state where wild deer are permitted? You wouldn’t expect the kind hearted folks at the animal shelter to receive the same treatment as dangerous drug offenders, would you? Would that make any kind of sense?
Incredibly, if you’re Supervisor Jennifer Niemeyer of the Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin, the answer to that question is a resounding yes!
Via WISN 12 News:
“Could you have made a phone call before showing up, I mean, that’s a lot of resources,” WISN 12 News investigative reporter Colleen Henry asked.
“If a sheriff’s department is going in to do a search warrant on a drug bust, they don’t call them and ask them to voluntarily surrender their marijuana or whatever drug that they have before they show up,” Niemeyer said.
This is pure insanity:
Two weeks ago, Schulze was working in the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border when a swarm of squad cars arrived and officers unloaded with a search warrant.
The focus of their search was a baby fawn brought there by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother.
Thanks to the heroic actions of the triumphant Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin – the offending creature was put down.
This is just the latest example of a disturbing trend in Obama’s America – the militarization of government agents, as was seen with the SWAT style raids on Gibson Guitars, Mountain Pure Water, and Duncan Outdoors to name just a few…