Federal ‘Cops’ Out Of Control, Again

This just in from Texas, that old, sprawling, rambunctious state that wants to be known for its independent, ‘Lone Star’ political values:

DEA retroactively gets warrant after violent, botched raid on wrong address

The link describes a recent assault on a tobacco store, and the home of a neighbor, that sacked property rights and Constitutional protections of due process, for an action that had no moral (and very tenuous legal) justification.

Texas boys, it looks to me as if you are, to a substantial degree . . .

a) . . . Occupied Territory.  This travesty was performed under the auspices of the Federal judiciary system, from what I can glean from the article linked above. (Federal magistrate, Federal DEA.)

b) . . . deeply complicit in your own self-betrayal.  It does not appear that these rogue enforcers are all transplants from Massachusetts, New York, or other “Blue” states. Are they, or are they not, “your own”?

This is what has become of “Law,” west of the Pecos, and east of it.

“Red State,” you claim?  Gives the same, generations-old meaning to the word “Red,” doesn’t it?

My .02.

Plainclothes ‘cops’ out of control, again

If a group of punks breaks into your house and attacks you, how are you to know they are peace officers sent to maintain law, order, and good will in your community?

They wear no badges or uniforms.

They violate the Bill of Rights, both in spirit and in letter, a part of the Constitution which they are supposedly sworn to uphold. (Maybe they cross their fingers.)

What to do?

Take it in the throat and die quietly, apparently.

Are these men, and is their behavior, legitimate, in any sense of the word? They seem to me to be functionally indistinguishable from the street punks of the 1930s. Street punks of the 1930s — what do I mean? I’m thinking about the storm troopers in Germany, the secret police in the Soviet Union, and the cops-and-robbers scene in Chicago.

But maybe I’m missing some important difference. Help me out.