Either I am in a really funky mood this week or else…or else this country (meh, probably the world) has just gone insane in more ways than my poor brain can begin to comprehend. If we aren’t beating innocent, young, mentally ill men to death, we’re holding 70 year old men at gunpoint…seriously, America?? What in the HELL is wrong with people? I understand officers have a job to do but don’t any of them have enough conscience anymore to say, “No, this is enough. I will not obey orders to harass/beat/spray or taze my fellow citizens who have done nothing wrong…” ?
Austin PD didn’t beat this man to death in the literal sense but after waking him, tricking him, ambushing him, filling his basement with tons of cement, billing him for it AND seizing his property, it’s a small miracle the poor man hasn’t keeled over from the stress of it all!
From Off The Grid Survival – Early one Saturday morning, 70-year old retired Air Force reservist and former state employee Joe Del Rio was awoken by a knock on his front door. It was the city of Austin’s local code enforcement team. One of the agents told Mr. Del Rio that he needed to speak to him right away.
After getting dressed Mr. Del Rio went and opened his front door. He was immediately bum rushed by the Austin Police Department’s SWAT Team and then detained and interrogated for over 10 hours.
What was this 70-year old mans crime?
It seems that the Mr. Del Rio had an underground bunker, and apparently in Austin, Texas that enough to have the SWAT team storm your home and hold you at gun point.
The bunker in question was previously built as a bomb shelter during the cold war. Mr Del Rio had recently renovated part of the old fall out shelter and had been using it as a makeshift workshop…
Full Story (with video interview) Continues on Off The Grid Survival