So, just to clarify, there are no laws against growing hydroponic indoor gardens… YET. But who would really want to? I mean, if it could bring a SWAT team to your door with guns blazing, then why bother being interested in things? Caring about trying experiments?
Hell, why even bother thinking? Why doesn’t everyone just sit and watch TV? No one goes knocking down anyone’s door for watching TV and scratching their butt. But apparently just about ANYTHING else you go to do in this country can draw unwanted attention from the nosy nanny state and cause you to be an accidental victim of an intentional raid.
Much like the 16 year old young lady in a Florida school who had a bright idea to see if tin foil and toilet cleaner would really cause a plastic bottle to explode, the powers that be overreact to everything and anything and discourage any activity other than what an automaton should be programmed to do.
The young lady in Florida found out that, yes, the plastic bottle would explode, but when plastic bottles explode in Florida, apparently you get expelled, arrested and charged as an adult with a felony… It doesn’t matter that you are an exceptional student with no behavior problems whatsoever. It also doesn’t matter if you just simply want to grow tomatoes in your basement… the powers that be don’t want you being creative, thinking and experimenting.
We wonder what’s wrong with our youth today… I have a couple of ideas that might cause problems with an entire generation of youth. Allow me describe what kind of society might cause an entire generation of youth to have issues. First lets create laws that encourage as much chemical use by agriculture as possible and put fluoride (that has been proven to lower peoples IQ) in drinking water (and disprove to help avoid cavities).
Great start… first poison everyone.
Good. Then, they should probably start making rules that make no sense and supporting them with a vengeance Once that is in full swing then they should just start arresting people who broke no rules… as if they had. They should let the law enforcement get so far out of hand that it can do anything to anyone at any time with impunity. Yeah, totally. Let’s see if we can’t just demoralize and squelch the dreams of a nation by generally making everyone sick and hopeless. Let’s try that and see if that doesn’t fix things.
Kansas Family Raided by SWAT Team, Held at Gunpoint Face Down for Hours For Growing Indoor Garden
LEAWOOD, KS — Men with assault rifles raided a family who had been growing tomatoes and melons under grow-lights. Police started spying on the family after a purchase they made at a local hydroponics store. Police sorted through the family’s trash for three weeks, obviously finding vegetation from their indoor garden. They used an unreliable field test on the plant material to get a false positive for marijuana. This was sufficient evidence to execute a SWAT raid on the family and hold Mr. Harte face-down on the ground for 2.5 hours.
“It was just like on the cops TV shows,” Robert Harte told The Associated Press. “It was like ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ ready to storm the compound.”
Dogs entered the home. The armed agents belittled the family and implied that their 13-year-old boy was growing marijuana in the home.
“If this can happen to us and we are educated and have reasonable resources, how does somebody who maybe hasn’t led a perfect life supposed to be free in this country?” said Adlynn Harte.
Police kept the father laying on the ground for 2.5 hours and his children huddled on a couch while the SWAT team tore through their home looking for forbidden plants.
The Harte family did not know the reasoning for the raid until weeks later and being forced to sue the police department to acquire documents regarding the investigation of their family.