On Wednesday morning, the FBI raided a Homer couple’s home and business. Agents visited Paul and Marilyn Hueper at the Homer Inn and Spa, according to an FBI spokesperson. Still, it was identified as a “court-authorized law-enforcement activity,” not a raid.
Marilyn Hueper posted on Facebook that a dozen armed agents had “broken into” her home business on Ocean Drive Loop and had handcuffed her and her friends on Wednesday evening. She said the agents confiscated her phones and laptops after searching the building.
Hueper said in the post that the FBI was looking for “Nancy Pelosi’s laptop,” which was stolen from the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 when insurgents linked to President Trump stormed the house. She said that agents mistook her for another woman.
Hundreds of rioters targeted Congress, and the FBI has released thousands of photos of suspects on its website. Hueper shared one of the photos on Facebook, claiming that the FBI believed the woman in the photo was her.
The FBI bashed in the door of the Huepers’ living quarters at the posh Homer Inn and Spa boutique hotel with guns drawn. They handcuffed them and two other hotel guests—separated them, and began questioning them without displaying any badges or search warrants.
“Due time,” the couple was informed when they asked the authorities to do this. Their Miranda rights were never even read to them. The Huepers didn’t even have enough time to read the warrant or their momentarily flashed badges when authorities eventually showed them the warrant two and a half hours later.
“The Democrats are utilizing the proven techniques of communism and fascism and weaponizing federal law enforcement for political purposes.”
Any grade-schooler could see that the woman in the security picture was not Marilyn Hueper based on plain front-facial and profile photos that the FBI unquestionably held—and which Marilyn helpfully pointed out to them. Despite this, their home was practically ransacked, the gun safe was unlocked, and their personal computers and mobile phones were confiscated. They haven’t returned them yet.
What can be deduced from all of this?
Our mobile phones and computers have become instruments the government can use to spy on us.
Most of us already knew that, but they are no longer our helpful friends—good citizens are the ones that need burner phones now that the government is acting against us.
Next, as Marilyn Hueper stated, “We never thought we needed to know our rights. That was for other people to know.”
The Fourth Amendment, which has already been egregiously violated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), states that in a situation where the United States Constitution is the operative text to consult: “And no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, or the persons or things to be seized.”
The agents were obliged to give the Huepers time to look at the warrant. It will be up to lawyers to determine whether or not it met any of the criteria later. While the FBI targets peaceful, law-abiding conservatives, these heavy-handed tactics will not be likely to end in bloodshed—they might face a different scenario should they ever target real criminals like Antifa or BLM or illegal cartel members.
It’s possible that the true goal of the raid was to scare people and make them too afraid to protest. If you attend a rally in the wrong place at the wrong time, you could get a courtesy call from the FBI.
Alaska’s legislators should consider scrapping the enigmatic borough system to create counties, as 48 other states have done.
According to Anglo-Saxon common law, a county’s highest authority is the sheriff, who is elected by the people and is solely accountable to them. Without the approval of a sheriff, no renegade or politically motivated federal agents can work. Area sheriffs have also asked federal agents from the IRS, FBI, ATF, and other agencies to leave.
There is never a point of contention. Agencies quickly pack their belongings and return to their swamp in Washington, D.C.