Just to punctuate their most recent victory over the Dago charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club local police as well as San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies raided the charter’s El Cajon clubhouse yesterday. The purpose of the raid, as is customary, remains an official state secret.
Police told local television stations they were serving a search warrant. The warrant was served at five o’clock in the morning which was one hour and nine minutes before sunrise and about fifteen minutes before the first crack of dawn. Police said they arrested one person but declined to utter his name.
Sources in San Diego said the clubhouse at 421 El Cajon Boulevard was still standing after the raid.
The clubhouse has been the subject of multiple police assaults over the last 30 years but this is the first raid since the Drug Enforcement Agency in collaboration with the El Cajon Police Department blew up the clubhouse on August 2, 2011. That raid left the clubhouse in flames with extensive damage to the doors, windows and foundation. The only occupant of the clubhouse at the time was a dog named Molly who was loved by some club members and so, in the interests of justice, had to traumatized. Police then conducted their search using the customary search tools of shod feet and sledge hammers.
The owner of the three buildings that comprise the Dago clubhouse is an Angel named Maurice Peter “Pete” Eunice. Eunice made the observation that virtually all Swat raids are an unconstitutional form of extrajudicial punishment executed “out of malice…animus and ill will” in order “to punish, deter and intimidate.”
Eunice sued the DEA on the grounds that he was under the impression that he enjoyed “a due process right to be free from the arbitrary exercise of the powers of government.”
What Stinking Constitution
On October 1, a federal district judge named Gonzalo P. Curiel dismissed Eunice’s suit because. Curiel appeared to believe, nobody was really in charge of the Swat raid so nobody could really be said to be responsible. Curiel was appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Democratically controlled Senate in 2012 – which may explain as well as anything why, as of this morning, it is now a Republican controlled Senate.
Two days later Curiel’s clerk sent Eunice a bill for $2898.10 for various court costs. On October 27 Curiel sent Eunice a second bill for another $1395.35 for additional costs.
Eunice filed a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit last Thursday and was assigned a case number on Halloween.
About 84 hours later cops raided the clubhouse again.