Friday, August 13, 2010

The Jack-Booted Thug(s) of the Week...

...are the Federal, state and local shock troops who recently performed a show-of-force warrant service on a bunch of hippies at an organic grocery store in Venice, California.  The dangerous contraband that justified such unnecessarily draconian tactics?  Raw milk, organic honey and raw sugar cane syrup:

"With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.

Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid's target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk."  (Emphasis ours)

Yep, the fridge is where the milk is usually located.  That's some excellent detective work right there, officers.

Well that innocuous situation certainly justified endangering the innocent employees as well as the public by unleashing the weapon-waving goon squad, didn't it?
The co-op is still open for business despite the best efforts of the food police to shut them down, according to the article.  Good.  It's nobody's business but theirs if those health-food nuts wish to roll the dice on their health by drinking raw milk, straight from the cow if they wish.  Post a sign stating that they do so at their own risk, if necessary, and then let them have at it.


triptyx said...

I'm not into the raw food thing, but it really strikes me from the glimmers of these stories that I keep hearing just how bad things have gotten/are getting.

Thanks for helping to bring more attention to this issue - it's one that a lot of other gun-oriented pro-Liberty folks are far too unaware of in my opinion.

The Nanny State is alive and well.

Bike Bubba said...

Guns drawn? On hippies?

Serves 'em right for campaigning for bigger government, I guess, but something to stop anyways.