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Unjustified, Massive Arlington Texas SWAT Raid Against Innocent Sustainability Commune Demonstrates Utter Comtenpt for Rule of Law by City, Robocops, & Court

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Unjustified, Massive Arlington Texas SWAT Raid Against Innocent Sustainability Commune Demonstrates Utter Comtenpt for Rule of Law by City, Robocops, & Court

by Clark Kent

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/gardenofedenarlingtonswatraid22dec13.shtml

December 22, 2013. EY posted Dec. 28, 2013

Unjustified, Massive Arlington Texas SWAT Raid Against Innocent Sustainability Commune Demonstrates Utter Comtenpt for Rule of Law by City, Robocops, & Court (Dec. 28, 2013)

SWAT team raids sustainable community

http://www.hangthebankers.com/swat-team-raids-sustainable-community/

At around seven thirty last Friday morning [August 2, 2013], inhabitants of The Garden of Eden, a small Intentional Community based on Sustainability, were awakened by a SWAT raid conducted by the City of Arlington [Texas] for suspicion of being a full fledged marijuana growth and trafficking operation. Ultimately only a single arrest was made based on unrelated outstanding traffic violations, a handful of citations were given for city code violations, and zero drug related violations were found.

The entire operation lasted about 10 hours and involved many dozens of city officials, SWAT team, police officers, and code compliance employees, and numerous official vehicles including dozens of police cars and several specialized vehicles that were involved in the “abatement” operation. Witnesses say that there were helicopters and unmanned flying drones circling the property in the days prior to the raid that are presumed to have been a part of the intelligence gathering. The combined expenses for the raid itself and the collection of information leading up to the fruitless raid are estimated in the tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars.

All 8 adults present in the house were initially handcuffed at gunpoint by heavily armed SWAT officers, including the mother of a 22 month old and a two week old baby who was separated from her children during the raid.

The majority of police activity on the day of the raid included mowing the grass, the forcible destruction of both wild and cultivated plants like blackberries, lamb’s quarters and okra, and the removal of other varied materials from around the premises such as pallets, tires and cardboard that the Community members say they had collected for use in sustainability projects.

No marijuana or other drugs were found on site and the inhabitants of the premises were all unarmed.

[Read the seven page Search Warrant from Arlington Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Weisskopf used to justify the August 2, 2013 ten hour raid on the Garden of Eden farm and hold all of its members at gunpoint and cuffed for several hours while a small army of city workers and police hauled away 10 tons of their property, along with the destructions of their garden plants. How would you feel if this happened to you, on your property, and with your family terrorized by flax jacketed police thugs pointing an assault rifle at you and all of it based on the unfounded, unproven, and unsupported "beliefs" expressed in this search warrant supposedly inspired by an ANONYMOUS, unnamed, informant "known" to Arlington Police Officer M. Perez? Apparently, any police officer in Arlington Texas can get former assistant city attorney, and now municipal Judge Kathleen Weisskopf, to sign off on a search warrant and authorize a full combat SWAT team assault on a citizen's homestead based on the expression "I believe blah, blah,blah... to be true." The expressing of an unsupported OPINION before the bench is now tantamount to EVIDENCE of fact in the municipal court of Judge Kathleen Weisskopf. This search warrant makes a detestable mockery and travesty of the very purpose for requiring police to go before a judge to obtain a search warrant before barging into someone's home. The judge is suppose to act as an impartial referee and has a fiduciary responsibility to the citizens and the Court to PROTECT and SAFEGUARD the Constitutional rights its citizens who at worst are merely SUSPECTED of involvement in criminal activity.]

Quinn Eaker of the Garden of Eden

After several hours and many requests from the community members, the City Police Officers finally produced two warrants. The first was a Search Warrant for a suspected marijuana growth and distribution operation purportedly being concealed on the premises. There was also an Inspection & Abatement Warrant for code compliance violations such as tall grass and storage in the yard, an issue that the City of Arlington and The Garden of Eden have been disputing since February of this year.   The marijuana warrant was issued based on an unsubstantiated claim by an Arlington City Police Officer of possession of marijuana by one of the community members for which there is no police record. Garden of Eden community members also say they have a series of documents showing that their dispute with the City of Arlington over the code compliance violations had already been addressed and settled.

Landowner Shellie Smith

Video | News | Weather | Sports

Mon Aug 12 20:38:28 PDT 2013

Owner irked after raid on Arlington’s ’Garden of Eden’

“They came here under the guise that we were doing a drug trafficking, marijuana-growing operation,” said Garden of Eden owner Shellie Smith. “They destroyed everything.” view full article

states that she has been requesting a peaceful and honorable resolution since the onset of the dispute in February, requesting the aid of the City Manager Trey Yelverton, Sheriff Dee Anderson and Mayor Robert Cluck, but has received no response in the matter. Ms. Smith says “the City codes are in violation of our natural and Constitutional rights to live freely while causing damage to no one, and since there is no damaged party, there has been no crime committed on our part. Rather, the City of Arlington has trespassed and committed robbery against us, amongst other crimes, and will be held accountable in a court of law in due time. We have been targeted by the system because we are showing people how to live without it. We are growing more than just tomatoes here, we are growing the consciousness that will allow people to live freely and sustainably, and the system doesn’t want that to be known.”

Mayor Robert N. Cluck
Elected 2003
Term expires May 2015
817-459-6121 or 817-457-4766
5820 Bay Club Dr.
Arlington, TX 76013
http://www.arlingtontx.gov/mayor/
“Our citizens expect their local government to work hard. They expect government to listen to their concerns and operate in the best interests of the community. As elected city officials, the citizens of Arlington have honored us with their vote. In return, we will honor them with our dedication and hard work”

Office of the Mayor
101 W. Abram St.
Arlington, Texas 76004-0231
Phone: 817-459-6122

City Manager Trey Yelverton
“The City of Arlington operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Under this system, the council appoints the city manager who acts as the chief executive officer of the government. The city manager carries out policy and administers city programs. The city manager has three deputy managers. The City of Arlington is committed to being a pre-eminent city, providing an exemplary environment in which to live, learn, work and play.”

Click on the link below to communicate all complaints, compliments, comments and suggestions for improving the quality of life in your neighborhood – your city.
Your input is important to us.

SUBMIT A NEW ONLINE CONCERN OR REQUEST http://www.arlingtontx.gov/carf/actioncenter_online.html
OR CONTACT US BY PHONE AT 817-459-6777 (Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm) OR

REQUEST INFORMATION PER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
http://mygovhelp.org/ARLINGTONTX/_cs/supporthome.aspx?sSessionID=F7A068C0224045F48766EB18084F40BEFNZOFJSL
 

City of Arlington Chief of Police Will Johnson
620 W Division St
P.O. Box 1065
Arlington, TX 76004-1065
Phone: 817-459-5700

http://www.arlingtonpd.org/

http://www.arlingtonpd.org/index.asp?nextpg=chief/statement.asp
“The men and women of the department are the people who make this organization one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the world and are here to serve you. We strive to provide excellent police service every day. Whether you are raising a family here or simply visiting one of our entertainment venues, we want your experience to be safe, fun and memorable.”

Sheriff Dee Anderson
Tarrant County Sheriffs Office
200 Taylor, Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 884-3099

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office
http://www.tarrantcounty.com/eSheriff/site/default.asp
“Dedicated to this mission of providing high-quality, cost-effective and accountable service to all residents of Tarrant County, the men and women of this Department rise to the ever-changing challenges of today’s society. Both our sworn and non-sworn personnel rise to that challenge daily, and truly deserve the title of “Tarrant County’s finest.” I am honored and humbled to lead more than 1,200 of these brave men and women, who risk their lives daily to keep this County safe. We all owe each one of them a debt of tremendous gratitude. “

Enjoy your time on our website and don’t hesitate to contact us at 817-884-3099 or email Sheriff’s Administration for help or further information.
email [email protected]

The seven page Search Warrant to raid the Garden of Eden farm was signed by City of Arlington Municipal Associate Judge Kathleen Weisskopf on August 1, 2013, based on the sworn affidavit of an Arlington police woman by the name of Detective M. Perez, #2558. Kathleen Weisskopf was an assistant attorney for the City of Arlington for 20 years before being appointed in June of 2012 to an Associate Judgeship on the Arlington Municipal bench for a two year term by Mayor Robert N. Cluck, effective June 25, 2012. .

Judge Kathleen Weisskopf
City of Arlington Municipal Court of Record
101 S. Mesquite Street
Arlington, Terrant County, Texas 76010
(817) 459-7710

Code Compliance

http://www.arlingtontx.gov/codecompliance/index.html

City Hall’s mailing address is:
City of Arlington, TX
P.O. Box 90231
Arlington, TX 76004-3231

We Are Change interviews Quinn Eaker of Garden of Eden about the raid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZD3tr4rcoo

 

 

Published Dec. 5, 2013

 

In this video Luke Rudkowski travels to Dallas Texas to visit Quinn Eaker of the Garden of Eden community. Quinn tells us about the mission of the Garden of Eden and how recent pressure from the state has harassed, intimidated, fined, and is threatening the existence of their community.

Currently Quinn is looking for legal representation to keep the Garden of Eden going if you could help please contact http://www.intothegardenofeden.com or [email protected]

For updates on the unfolding of these matters click here 

http://intothegardenofeden.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141&Itemid=381

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The Garden of Eden is a small intentional community in southwest Arlington dedicated to Freedom, Sustainability and Responsibility. Since 2009 they have been providing food, shelter and sustainability education classes and workshops to the public for free. Their 3.5 acre land contains chickens, bees, composting stations, a large vegetable garden and many wildcrafted trees and plants that are used for foods, medicines, and household and beauty products. Their vision is to be a fully self-sustaining center for education on sustainable living.

To learn more about the Garden of Eden, or be in support, visit intothegardenofeden.com, contact Quinn Eaker at [email protected] or phone on 817- 992-4615.

Source: http://intothegardenofeden.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=140&Itemid=382

***

August 27, 2013 Quinn Eaker interview with Ron Paul on SWAT raid, Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9zclZreqfM

 

 

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWVXJ6W25JI

 

[Read the seven page Search Warrant used to justify the ten hour raid on the Garden of Eden farm and hold all of its members at gunpoint and cuffed for several hours and remove 20 tons of their property, along with the destructions of their garden plants. How would you feel if this happened to you, on your property,and with your family terrroized by flax jacketed police thugs based on the unfounded, unproven, and unsupported "beliefs" expressed in this search warrant based an an unnamed, ANONYMOUS informant "known" to Arlington Police Officer M. Perez?]

Published on Aug 27, 2013

Part 2. This is an inside look at the Ron Paul interview live at The Garden of Eden. The only way to see the Ron Paul Interview is to be a subscriber so this is for all those who are not subscribers but wanted to see the interview. Plus there is recording in here that wont be in the Ron Paul version. FUN! Although this one doesnt have the cool “star punch” hahahahhahaahhahahaha
Go Ron Paul! Go Freedom! Go Sustainability! Go Self Education! Go Justice! Go GO GO!

 



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      Such an amazing violent terrorist response to a peaceful community.

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