Originally posted by me elsewhere on 06/09/2011
In Stockton, California 15 law enforcement officers broke down the door of a private individual at 6 A.M. When the resident, Kenneth Wright, appeared in his boxing shorts to see what the disturbance was, he was drug out of the house by the neck, handcuffed, and locked in a patrol car. His children, aged 3, 7, and 11, were placed in the car with him where they waited six hours in the heat.
It turns out the S.W.A.T. team were really agents of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), a semi-independent branch of the Department of Education. They had a search warrant related to his estranged wife’s student aid loan, and it is alleged that fraud was involved.
Just the other day I was telling a friend that I would be in favor of shutting down the federal Department of Education… and that was before I knew it had a S.W.A.T. team.
- Questions surround feds’ raid of Stockton home, a local news report of the incident
- Video: Federal law enforcement raids house over … unpaid student loans; Update: Not an overdue loan? by ED MORRISSEY at Hot Air.
- Fantasy Cabinet for Next GOP Administration published here by CincinnatusChili. I noticed that CincinnatusChili’s fantasy cabinet has no Secretary of the Department of Educaiton because he also thought it would be a good idea to shut the department down. ^
- The Reagan Administration and the Challenge to Federal Involvement in Educational Research and Development published by the Department of Educations. According to this article:
The Reagan Administration had little sympathy for the newly created U.S. Department of Education, which they regarded as Carter’s political reward to the National Education Association (NEA). The Administration sought to consolidate most federal educational programs into a few block grants and tried to halt increases in federal expenditures for schooling. Although they were ultimately thwarted in enacting much of their education agenda, the Administration did manage to contain education appropriations during the first term.