Swat raids are performances like pole dancing, magic tricks or that lady and her favorite donkey down in old Tijuana. The government approved script says Swat victims are bad guys who must be crushed and the police are heroes who protect our nation from terrorist threats. So that’s the message the morons of television repeatedly shove down people’s throats.
But there is another, more skeptical way to describe these raids and a federal civil case filed January 2 in San Diego lights the way. It is not an important story because, by the commonly accepted definition of important, it hasn’t yet been on television. But it does provide some insight into who the police are and what they do as well as the evil and antidemocratic alliance between cops and the rotting corpse of America’s fourth estate.
The Eunice Suit
A fairly prominent Hells Angel named Maurice Peter “Pete” Eunice (photo above) is suing the United States of America; four Drug Enforcement Administration Agents named Patrick Ryan, Patrick Kelly, Mike Mervos and Bethany Watrous; a DEA Tactical Field Officer named Steve M. Kingkade; and up to 50 unnamed federal and local police over a shock and awe raid on the Hells Angels clubhouse in El Cajon, California on August 2, 2011.
Eunice owns the clubhouse building and he has rented it to his club since 1996. The day of the raid, police led reporters to believe they were looking for suspects. DEA Special Agent Amy Roderick made a statement outside the clubhouse in which she said, “Everybody that we’re targeting today – we have several arrest warrants along with search warrants – they all have violent criminal histories as well as what we’re looking to arrest them for today…. It’s hard for me to say a lot more because we’re still in the middle of a criminal investigation.” Later that day a spokeswoman for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office revealed that no arrests had been made as a result of the Swat raid.
The only occupant of the building when the raid occurred was a dog named Molly. The raid was a made for television event that was calculated to maliciously punish club members without due process. And, the Eunice lawsuit reveals some of the details of the raid that television has ignored so far.
Let’s Play Swat
The Eunice suit alleges:
“At the time that the agents blew up the doors and windows to his property, they knew that Mr. Eunice owned these properties. These agents knew Mr. Eunice’s contact information and they knew how to obtain the keys to the properties. Agents knew that there were no tenants inside the building. They did not contact Mr. Eunice. They instead contacted members of the media and multiple media outlets came to the properties.”
“Instead of contacting Mr. Eunice, they blew up the doors and windows using multiple explosives. These agents knew that there was no reason to blow up Mr. Eunice’s property. They acted out of malice in order to intimidate Mr. Eunice. These agents held animus and ill will toward members of the Hells Angels. They wanted to punish, deter and intimidate Mr. Eunice who leased his properties to the Hells Angels to use as their club house. Mr. Eunice had a due process right to be free from the arbitrary exercise of the powers of government. These agents including Doe defendants made a deliberate decision to deprive Mr. Eunice of his property.”
“After they caused explosions and a fire at the property, causing extensive damage to the frame and foundation of the buildings, Patrick Ryan called Mr. Eunice to let him know that he should come out to the property. The explosion was of such magnitude that the City had to shut off the main pipes that run deep beneath the properties due to the damage to the pipes and water leaks. Agents Ryan, Kelly, Mervos, Watrous, Kingkade and DOE defendants knew that three-year old dog Molly, was in the courtyard of the properties. They knew that using explosives would frighten the dog and cause physical harm to her. After the explosions, these agents let Molly out of the property and out into traffic on El Cajon Boulevard.”
“After agents gained entry into the properties, they continued their destruction by smashing windows and throwing the photographs off of the walls and stepping on the faces of the people depicted in the photographs.”
“When Mr. Eunice arrived on his properties, he was met with six to nine law enforcement officers around the perimeter. Two officers carrying AR-15s and other law enforcement officials kept him outside for approximately thirty to forty minutes as they continued their destruction inside the properties. Patrick Ryan handed Mr. Eunice a copy of the warrant. Agents told Mr. Eunice that they were turning the building over to him to deal with the destruction.”
The suit seeks “general and special damages according to proof at the time of trial” and “injunctive or declaratory relief this Court deems just and proper, including an injunction requiring the institution of appropriate supervision and prohibition of unnecessary destruction of property.”
You can view the Swat entry in the video below.