via PIMC. Feb 20, 2012:
FBI SMASH HOME IN NE!
At 6:00am this morning, the FBI waged a military-style raid on NE home on simple searh waarent. They destroyed and confiscated property. Seeking legal help!
At 6:00am this morning (12/20/2012) the FBI smashed their way into a home in NE Portland. They were executing a search warrant based on alleged internet threat that did not occur! There were dozens of armored fed. agents armed with both AR-15s and hand guns. They confiscated and destroyed property, as well as damaged parts of the house. They also used a flash or concussion grenade in a “shock and awe” tactic.
Everyone in the house was un-armed, peaceful, and had committed no crime/s! They took cells phones as well. There were no drugs nor illegal weapons in the house! All occupants were detained on sight but were eventually released. No harm came to pets, so far as i know.
Seeking any sort of legal direction. College student w/ little money, not sure where to start. What might be best course whenever FBI wages extremely heavy-handed military-style raid like this, simply to serve a SEARCH WARRANT? They claimed that the no. of people in house (8) justified such an extreme response! Again, no weapons, no drugs, noone had a warrant for arrest – there was never ANY danger to police!
Any info. on legal counsel would be greatly appreciated.
From KATU. Feb 20, 2012:
FBI agents search NE Portland Home
The agents entered the home, located near 66th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street, before 7 a.m.
According to FBI Spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele, no arrests were made. The information about what agents collected will go to a federal judge.
The home is located across the street from Harvey Scott Elementary School. Students were off Monday because of the Presidents’ Day holiday.