First they terrorized an innocent citizen in a botched raid on the wrong house, now they’re violating the 1st and 4th Amendment rights of journalists.
Audrey Hudson’s husband had just left for work on August 6 when suddenly, her dog began barking. The nationally-known journalist walked over to the curtains and peeked outside to discover her Chesapeake Bay home was surrounded by law enforcement officers wearing full body armor.
The phone rang. It was her husband.
“I’m in the driveway,” he said. “The police are here. Open the door.”
And so began Hudson’s nightmare – held captive by armed agents of the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security as they staged a pre-dawn raid in search of unregistered firearms and a “potato gun.”
But instead of taking the potato gun, agents seized unrelated government documents and notes from the former Washington Times journalist.
Agents took Hudson’s records during a search for guns and related items owned by her husband, a civilian Coast Guard employee. They also confiscated her legally registered firearms…
The armed agents held Hudson and her husband in the kitchen as they searched their home. At some point, one of the agents asked if she was the same person who had written a series of stories critical of the Federal Air Marshal program in the mid-2000s.
Hudson did indeed author those stories for The Washington Times.
“Those stories were embarrassing to the agency,” she told me.
It wasn’t until five weeks after the pre-dawn raid that Hudson realized agents had taken her private documents – documents that were not listed on the search warrant. At the time she was told that “miscellaneous documents” had been taken.
……The Coast Guard told The Associated Press its investigator was suspicious that the government documents in her possession were labeled “law enforcement sensitive.” However, they were returned after concluding Hudson had obtained them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.
But that doesn’t explain why the Coast Guard took her personal, handwritten notes. Nor does it explain why the Coast Guard accessed her personal Facebook page.
All of those agencies mentioned in the article are part of the Obama regime’s body of Commissars. The erosion of civil liberties in this country has reached critical mass. The petty little tyrant in the White House wields corrupt government agencies like a billy club, targeting the Bill of Rights and outspoken critics.
Protect your liberties from these tyrants or you will lose them.
- Obama Gestapo Raids Reporter’s Home, Takes Notes (givemeliberty01.com)
- Police State: Armed Agents Raid Home of Washington Times Reporter (theuniversalspectator.wordpress.com)
- DHS raids Human Events alumnus, seizes list of whistleblowers (humanevents.com)
- Report: Armed Feds Raid Reporter’s Home, Confiscate Confidential Docs (theblaze.com)