Friday, August 19, 2011
The Washington Times. For the second time in a year a California business was raided, it's owner jailed and his inventory destroyed. What was his crime? Drug dealer? Chop shop? No he operates a private, members only, food co-op. That's right he had the nerve to offer the people of Venice the ability to safely purchase organic, non-GMO milk, cheese, and other farm goods. Authorities conducted the raid with weapons drawn and disabled security cameras to seemingly hide infractions during the raid. No health issues nor complaints have ever been filed against the club, and raw milk is legal in California. The issue stems from members of the club entering into a “herdshare arrangement” in which they paid a local farmer to board and milk their dairy goats. California authorities deny the legal legitimacy of herdshare arrangements, stating that such herdshares are unlicensed dairies. STEP BY STEP, INCH BY INCH WE ARE TURNING INTO A CORRUPT POLICE STATE. Our scarce resources are being wasted turning local law enforcement into jack booted thugs who deem it necessary to SWAT team a group of Amish farmers (google it) or hippy organic food fanatics. When will we say NO-STOP this is AMERICA not Russia?