Homeland Security panty raid in Kansas City

tennmiketennmike Senior MemberPosts: 26,292 Senior Member
First off, I honestly don't know which forum this should go in. It IS kind of funny. With all that is going on, Homeland Security has time to go on a panty raid?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/22/homeland-security-raids-kansas-city-boutique-over-/

A lingerie shop owner in Kansas City says her store was raided by Homeland Security agents Monday morning over a few dozen pair of panties she made in honor of her hometown baseball team.

Peregrine Honig, owner of Honig’s Birdies Panties shop in Crossroads, said she designed the Lucky Royals boyshorts that were set to go on sale Tuesday.

That is until federal agents showed up at her door and demanded she surrender the illegal undergarments.



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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,280 Senior Member
    It's not like DHS has anything more important to be concerned with Sarcasm.gif
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Didn't this come up a while back over a an automobile and someone posted all them agencies fall under DHS like Customs does anymore?

    Does seen like they would have more important things to do, though.
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,046 Senior Member
    It doesn't matter if they are DHS, FBI, or the local sheriffs. Where is the due process? They stole her property based on "because I say so".

    There was no citation or court date. The word of a couple Feds means nothing.
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,762 Senior Member
    Someone obviously got their panties in a wad..........Now I suppose lawyers will be briefed............and go to court clutching their briefcases.

    " I think the Homeland Security has gone too far" said Jock Strap, a well known Scottish Lawyer who specialises in cases of this nature......
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  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    NERDS!!!!
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  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    This is much more important than ISIS infiltrators, Ebola and Illegal Alien Gangs!!!
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  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,906 Senior Member
    Thought I posted something about this, but I think the internet ate it. One of the main missions of ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is to enforce intellectual property protections and prevent the importation of counterfeit goods. They've been ramping up enforcement in this area for years. CBP (customs and boarder protection) attempts to stop goods coming into the country and ICE seizes them once they're here (just like people who aren't supposed to be here)

    http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/2012-01-09-050000/cbp-ice-release-report-2011-counterfeit-seizures

    http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/feds-local-law-enforcement-team-seize-millions-counterfeit-goods

    http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-seizes-nearly-2-million-counterfeit-goods-nashville-clothing-store

    Here is the official story on why this is important and worthy of such enforcement:
    "People need to realize that the sale and purchase of counterfeit goods is not a victimless crime," said Claude Arnold, special agent in charge of ICE-HSI in Los Angeles. "Commercial piracy and counterfeiting undermine the U.S. economy, rob Americans of jobs, stifle American innovation, and promote other types of crime."

    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca echoed those concerns and predicted more joint enforcement efforts targeting this type of criminal activity will be forthcoming.

    "By conducting these sweeps, we hope to increase global awareness of the negative impact of organized intellectual property crimes," Sheriff Baca said. "Counterfeiting and piracy impact public safety by funding organized crime, street gangs, and even terrorism through the sales of these counterfeit products. These criminals cost society billions of dollars in lost government revenues, foreign investments and local business profits."

    Of course the real reason is that big business owns our government and they are using DHS as a private security force to their IP rights which are normally enforced through lawsuits and civil proceedings.
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  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Totally disgusting in my opinion.

    Also just saw on the news where the IRS had seized a woman's savings of $33,000. because (at least according to the news release) she had deposited the money in several smaller amounts less than $10,000 to avoid additional reporting paperwork. According to the news report she ran a small restaurant and deposited savings from this business. She is not likely to get her money back and has taken out a 2nd mortgage on her business in order to survive. Like the "panties" case, this needs to be totally investigated and the truth reported. IF it is a case of the IRS seizing her savings without due process of existing laws governing these cases, then I am in favor of a total (peaceful) rebellion to overthrow what we call our government. I, and not a single one of us who spent part of our lives in the armed forces preparing to fight world domination of governments of this type, can tolerate this! Fighting big business domination of the marketplace is one thing, but if we also have to be apprehensive of what the government does, then that is too much!
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,906 Senior Member
    Totally disgusting in my opinion.

    Also just saw on the news where the IRS had seized a woman's savings of $33,000. because (at least according to the news release) she had deposited the money in several smaller amounts less than $10,000 to avoid additional reporting paperwork. According to the news report she ran a small restaurant and deposited savings from this business. She is not likely to get her money back and has taken out a 2nd mortgage on her business in order to survive. Like the "panties" case, this needs to be totally investigated and the truth reported. IF it is a case of the IRS seizing her savings without due process of existing laws governing these cases, then I am in favor of a total (peaceful) rebellion to overthrow what we call our government. I, and not a single one of us who spent part of our lives in the armed forces preparing to fight world domination of governments of this type, can tolerate this! Fighting big business domination of the marketplace is one thing, but if we also have to be apprehensive of what the government does, then that is too much!

    Please see the thread I just posted on the topic. The very sad thing is that what the IRS did is 100% legal and quite common across all levels of law enforcement given our current laws. Scary stuff. Again these are powers we keep granting to the government to fight the "War on Drugs" and "War on Terror".
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
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  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Again these are powers we keep granting to the government to fight the "War on Drugs" and "War on Terror".


    Yet the folks who rail against this type of nonsense are the same ones who'll swear up and down that allowing drugs on our streets is the worst possible thing that could happen.
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