Political police department?

Has the FBI become a political police department? Somehow it appears so. On Jan. 25, FBI SWAT teams with 27 agents, 17 vehicles, included two armored vehicles, in full tactical gear with automatic weapons and guns drawn made a pre-dawn raid at the home of political operative Roger Stone in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to arrest him.

What was Stone’s crime? He lied to Congress. He did not commit a crime of violence, lived at home with his, who is hearing impaired, did not have a valid passport or possess or own a gun. 

It should have been embarrassing to FBI director Chris Wray that his agents were used in such an operation. The arrest was overkill and the FBI should have to explain such behavior.

The SWAT team could have been put to better use in Houston on Jan. 28, when four Houston police officers were shot, two critically, when attempting to serve a search warrant and effect an arrest on drug dealers.

Hugh McGee

Williamsport

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