Texas Police Hit Organic Farm With Massive SWAT Raid

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Fri, Dec 26, 2014 - 10:02pm

Texas Police Hit Organic Farm With Massive SWAT Raid

A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search. Members of the local police raiding party had a search warrant for marijuana plants, which they failed to find at the Garden of Eden farm. But farm owners and residents who live on the property told a Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC station that the real reason for the law enforcement exercise appears to have been code enforcement. The police seized "17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants ... native grasses and sunflowers," after holding residents inside at gunpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said.

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Garden of Eden

Did you realize that the date on the Huffington Post article reporting this event is August, 2013?  Also the website posting by the Garden of Eden group appears to be August, 2013.  So this swat raid didn't happen "last week".   It's worth following up on, however.  Any attempt to contact Garden of Eden or the City of Arlington for comment?  Thanks.

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Blackberry and Okra Criminality

When a blackberry bush or Okra plant decides to violate the laws of this great nation we are obligated to intervene--with force, if necessary.

Equally dangerous:  Raw Milk

 

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When a blackberry bush or

When a blackberry bush or Okra plant decides to violate the laws of this great nation we are obligated to intervene--with force, if necessary.

hahaha!

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raid

blackberry bush black ops same thing first you allow okra in your neighborhood then in comes the snap peas.

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