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20 Year Old Co-ed Attacked and Jailed by Government

From Bill Crutchfield is another recent story of Government over reach.  The sad thing is that no one admitted wrong doing, accountability, or said I am sorry.

From Bill Crutchfield, and outstanding entrepenuer who grew his company from his garage:

I am providing you with a news reports about the arrest and jailing of a 20-year-old UVa student who committed the unthinkable crime of buying sparkling water at a local grocery store.  This is another example of the obscene government overreach that is surely causing our founding fathers to roll over in their graves.
Bottled-water purchase leads to night in jail for UVa student
osted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:37 pm | Updated: 11:30 am, Fri Jul 5, 2013.


Posted on June 27, 2013

by K. Burnell Evans

When a half-dozen men and a woman in street clothes closed in on University of Virginia student Elizabeth Daly, 20, she and two roommates panicked.

That led to Daly spending a night and an afternoon in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Her initial offense? Walking to her car with bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream just purchased from the Harris Teeter in the Barracks Road Shopping Center for a sorority benefit fundraiser.

A group of state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents clad in plainclothes approached her, suspecting the blue carton of LaCroix sparkling water to be a 12-pack of beer. Police say one of the agents jumped on the hood of her car. She says one drew a gun. Unsure of who they were, Daly tried to flee the darkened parking lot.

“They were showing unidentifiable badges after they approached us, but we became frightened, as they were not in anything close to a uniform,” she recalled Thursday in a written […]

Another Music Company, Another RAID, Another Reason

FROM Hartley Peavey who shared his experience with me:

That “raid” was VERY traumatic for us since it came right in the middle of our North American Sales meeting.. To say that it was a “Barney Fife Moment” would be an understatement!!!..

An order for 10 Crest Power amps was taken by our German Rep @  the Frankfurt Musik MESSE from our distributor for Lebanon…. Apparently he put on the order that they “May want this shipped to Damascus” instead of to his warehouse in Lebanon.. This order came thru to our us Crest office which was about 4 miles from our main office… Apparently one of our little country girls spoke to a freight forwarder in Houston and quoted the info on the order about ”possibly wanting this to be shipped to Damascus”… I’m sure that she didn’t have ANY idea that Syria  was a “blacklisted country” and that Damascus was in Syria!!!..

The Houston freight forwarder apparently called U.S. Customs and told them that we were trying to ship goods to a “Blacklisted Country”…. All this resulted in a “raid” by 24 swat equipped “ I.C. E. agents out of the Fort Lauderdale office…

In the middle of our sales meeting our Security guard @ the front desk came into our meeting to tell me that I “Had to go to the lobby RIGHT NOW”!!!!!… I went out and these 24 guys and a big Ms. Hi-Way Patrolman were there in our lobby!!.. I asket them “ what the hell is all this about”… Their “leader” handed me a search warrant and said that “we have information that you are sending goods to a blacklisted country”…. I had NO IDEA what he was talking about so […]