Do you think that America has become a police state? Has the Police declared war on the average american citizen. I just read about some swat team from The Dept. of Education pulling a guy from his home in underware over a student loan

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    Serves him right for sleeping in his underpants anyway.maybe it was'nt SWAT but the 'pyjama police' & they caught him with his pants down,(So to speak):)
    There isn't a swat team associated with the Dept of Education. What it might have been is the guy had a judgment against him for not paying his student loan. When the guy still didn't pay, there was a warrant issued for his arrest, and then the local police arrested him.
    BUT, to answer your question, yes we are losing our personal rights and the police have more leeway to step on them now.

    Supposedly this was a Swat from the U.S. Dept. of Education

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    I know of no law that authorizes the arrest for a civil ( monetary) action, there has to be criminal intent involved.
    I know of two states that are POLICE STATES, New Jersey and Florida. Avoid them at all costs. The police suck, the courts suck. I live in PA which has the most civil cops I've ever seen. Courteous, professional, and caring in time of need. Most of us don't like cops, but I couldn't do their job. How they keep it together, I don't know. They deal with the worst of humanity on a daily basis. Thumbs up for the PA fuzz.
    The report was corrected in the Huffington Post:
    The initial report said the U.S. Department of Education "issued the search and called in the S.W.A.T for his wife's defaulted student loans," although that story has since been taken down and replaced with an updated version that did not contain the claim about the raid being connected to student loans.

    Department of Education Press Secretary Justin Hamilton confirmed to The Huffington Post that the agency's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) did indeed order the action, although he said it was not about an issue over student loans in default.

    "While it was reported in local media that the search was related to a defaulted student loan, that is incorrect," Hamilton said. "This is related to a criminal investigation. The Inspector General’s Office does not execute search warrants for late loan payment."

    I would like to think that there is some truth to that , however The government has made me not believe nothing it reports. Kinda bad when your govt. looses it creditability with its citizens
    Why don't you all go to
    Why don`t all you disgruntled USA citizens ask the Brits to come back and save you from your democraticaly elected Government.

    Every time I go to this site I find more unhappy people commenting on the government or the tax office or the police the list is never ending so if it is that bad do something about it.

    Go get him disgruntled people, poking s--t at us.

    No I am not you are doing it yourselves.

    It wasn't the brits the U.S. escaped from, it was the Church of England.

    Sorry for the mistake FF, I could have sworn it was the excessive tax imposed by the British government that was to blame.
    The Boston Tea Party? which is why coffee became so popular in the now USA.

    never was much of a tea drinker myself And most people in their right minds would not want to live in a authoritian society where one can't complain about something they think is wrong. just a thought on the subject

    And a very good thought too matheneyg.

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