I spent all morning working on a story to post here…I was on FIRE…! LIT UP!!
The words were flowing and I had that RAWR HELL YEAH! kind of groove going…
I got to the end of the article, started working on supporting links…and noticed that all related stories traced back to one video on one website with no verification of any kind. The story is about an IRS raid on a small business in Arkansas and the increase in use of unnecessary force when dealing with white-collar investigations. The video the story originated from seemed legit and even tied in the Gibson Guitar raid which WAS legitimate…and well documented. As for the raid in Arkansas that originally had gotten me so worked up…well, there is no record anywhere…no local media stories, I searched local news stations and papers and the most *dirt* that could be dug up was a recall on the company’s bottled water some time back.
Damn. I had the perfect story…that wasn’t. Or at the very least, a story that cannot be verified enough to satisfy me.
I debated about what to do for most of the afternoon and in the end, I decided to go ahead and share the original video if for no other reason than to see if there is anyone out there who knows more about this or where the original story is sourced from.
And for now I’ll save that righteously wicked rant on the new tactics of using IRS SWAT teams to serve simple warrants for documents. I’m sure it won’t be too long until another raid occurs…and I’ll get to use that rant anyways.
The only website where any mention of this story is ever referenced is here -