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Too Late to Apologize? When the PoliceState You've Helped Build Boomerangs: Fmr UT Atty Gen raided by FBI & complains!

Now, will the Corporatist Govt employees finally 'see' the type of country they've helped turn it into, when it starts attacking them, in earnest??

Agents 'trashed' home, traumatized kids during search, Shurtleff says

"I don't care what people think I may have done, and the truth will come out on that," the former Utah Attorney General said Tuesday. "But there was nothing that justifies what they did yesterday in my home."

By Dennis Romboy
June 3rd, 2014 @ 10:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY — An angry and emotional Mark Shurtleff says agents who searched his home Monday used "Dirty Harry" tactics and traumatized his teenage daughter.


The Utah Department of Public Safety and the FBI served search warrants at the Sandy houses of Shurtleff and his successor John Swallow late Monday afternoon. The agencies, along with Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings, are conducting a criminal investigation into alleged wrongdoing during their tenures in the attorney general's office.

Shurtleff, who is in Washington, D.C., said his 17-year-old daughter was in the bathroom when investigators entered the house. He said they ordered her out of the room with her hands in the air. Four agents wearing body armor pointed guns at her, including one who had a laser sight trained on her chest, he said.

A Former Hammer's Lament: It's No Fun to be the Nail

As Attorney General, Shurtleff saw nothing exceptionable about using military tactics to execute warrants dealing with non-violent offenses. All of this occurred, of course, when he was part of the “who,” rather than the “whom” – when he belonged to the exalted fraternity of official coercion, before becoming a mere Mundane.

Shurtleff’s perspective on routine acts of state terrorism has changed in predictable ways now that he’s a nail, rather than a hammer.

By William Norman Grigg
Pro Libertate Blog
June 10, 2014

Sandy, Utah resident Mark Shurtleff was thousands of miles away when he received the news that his son and daughter had joined the ever-growing ranks of Americans whose homes have been violated, and families have been terrorized, by SWAT raids.

The Berserkers who invaded his home “showed up in masks,” Shurtleff protested, relaying the account provided by the victims. A dozen officers wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles “burst through the door screaming and yelling at my kids.”

Shurtleff’s 17-year-old daughter was in the bathroom when the strangers in body armor burst in and painted her body with the laser sights of their assault rifles. The raiders – a combined force of state police and FBI agents — “trashed” the home, Shurtleff insisted, seizing the children’s computers and memory cards from his wife’s digital camera. They also intimidated his 20-year-old son into providing them with computer passwords and the key to the family’s gun safe.

“These John Wayne wannabes, freakin’ Clinton Eastwood `Dirty Harry’ tactics were absolutely unacceptable and unneeded,” Shurtleff complained on a local talk radio program. He characterized their behavior as “recklessly negligent,” and accused Scott Nesbitt, the chief investigator who presided over the raid, of making deliberate misrepresentations in the affidavit that resulted in the search warrant.

Genius statement of the Century: “I think if they’ll do that to me, with my entire life and career in service to law enforcement and public safety, they’ll do it to anybody” - Fmr. UT A.G. Mark Shurtleff

Well... is it Too Late to apologize, for the statist fascist colluders??

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I'm late to the party here

I was linked here from UnfilteredNews.com, which is G. Edward Griffin's site. Just thought you might like to know AnCap

Glad he got a taste of what he has wroght upon America.

These people won't learn till it happens to them.

Better late than never.

The red pill can be hard to swallow.

Now you can see the matrix. Welcome.

How's That Medicine Taste?

He sure didn't mind when he oversaw it happening to others.

I have all the sympathy

of a rock for this man.

Most of those who think so actually don't and most of those who think sew actually rip.

WTF are they doing entering his home without him

answering the door and acknowledging the search warrant? How can they justify entering without at least having a live human being open the door and having the chance to defend his rights? This is getting insane how the government has granted themselves authority to access anyone's private property, in complete violation of our constitutional rights.


Oops. Did not realise this guys background and the hypocracy.

Regardless, it proves the point that no one should be subjected to the police state and maybe now he understands what the rest of us have been dealing with our entire lives.


Prosecutors have not charged

Prosecutors have not charged Shurtleff or Swallow with any crimes.

"I'm done standing back and being quiet," Shurtleff said, adding that the investigation has ruined his public image, hurt his job opportunities and damaged his family.

"I think if they’ll do that to me, with my entire life and career in service to law enforcement and public safety, they'll do it to anybody," he said.


At least they had warrants

That's something they often don't even bother with. I can totally sympathize with this guy's change of attitude. Good for him, and too bad it took getting his poor kid traumatized to see the light. Hopefully he'll turn into an advocate for liberty after this. One can only hope.


About time

They tarred and feathered that lying slithering POS...

Shirtless steps down from office, just in time to let one of his subordinates take the blame for all the dirty dealing HE did when HE was in office.

Utah has to be on of least informed voter states in the nation.
I'm talking about the general public, who vote for slimey fake conservatives Like hatch. Thank god for Lee, because delegates did a great job that time.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

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Amazing how the attitude

Amazing how the attitude changes when you have a different perspective, isn't it??

Beware the cult of "government"...

Big bump and a shout out

Big bump and a shout out across the land.

Time to rise and take a stand.

Be wise.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

The good news is

Maybe the 17 year old won't turn out like her Father. Come join us Sister.

Ron Paul Was Right

what goes around come

what goes around come around....

Just like Maximilien Robespierre

Killed by the very mechanisms he used on others.

It's a wonderful thing for him to drink deeply

of the cup he forced others to drink from. He has never heard of Robbespierre.......


The hypocrisy with these MF's is unbelievable. He's just mad because he thinks of himself as one of the privileged ones. At least his dog didn't get shot, or his skull smashed by a jackboot, or a broken arm, or his baby didn't get its face blown off by a flash-bang grenade. Oh, and at least this time they didn't shoot first and ask questions later. No, this guy should feel lucky.

Mmmmm ....

I love that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you read about somebody getting a taste of their own medicine.

"Clinton Eastwood" ...

Priceless. ;-)

Ironic, dontcha think.


When this guy was in office

When this guy was in office did he ever once speak up on behalf of constituents who were similarly victimized? Probably not.


Is it wrong that my initial

Is it wrong that my initial impulse is to forcefully point at his stupid face whilst unleashing gales of maniacal hideous cackling laughter?

The irony is, he is responsible for the fact that his little girl was pulled off the toilet and thrown onto the floor before these pigs. Its his fault and every other member of the bankster's enforcer class. I hope they all get this x1000.

The serpent devours its own tale.

Turn About ...

"when the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys."

-- George Orwell

Yes, it surely is his fault for what happened to his daughter.

Bad things happen to the children of foolish men. That's just the way it is. I hope this causes the daughter to be more careful than her mother was about who she marries, for the sake of her future children.

It's okay for 'them'

but not for 'ME". Yeah, it's way too late to apologize... Go do something to stop it for everyone then apologize to God.

Yep I'm up voting this post