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Video: Raw-food raid, guns drawn

With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.

Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid's target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.

"I still can't believe they took our yogurt," said Rawesome volunteer Sea J. Jones, a few days after the raid. "There's a medical marijuana shop a couple miles away, and they're raiding us because we're selling raw dairy products?"

Agencies that participated in the raid on Rawesome included the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Investigators confiscated the club's computer and 17 coolers packed with, among other things, 24 bottles of organic honey, 10 gallons of raw whole milk and two bottles of raw cane syrup. Stewart said the health department slapped a closure notice on the club's front door that said it was "operating a food facility without a valid public health permit."

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-raw-food-raid-20100725...




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Say What You Like About California

But you can bet heads will roll over this. The only thing that would make us madder is if they shot the grocery's mascot.

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The gun handling in that video is atrocious

One dude seemed like a psycho - training that gun on grocers. Who does that? Why would they anticipate armed resistance from raw foodies?

The other dude actually made me flinch the way he was waving it around like it was a toy bubble blower.

Defend Liberty!

Utterly disgusting.

Utterly disgusting.

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

Armed

Robbery...

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

That's Rediculous

And from an untrained eye, these "officers" behaved like rookie security guards; nervous with their weapon, unsure of themselves (or why they where there), not to mention overweight.

Unnecessary Force if you ask me.

WTF?

When there just arn't any words to suffice.......

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks