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FBI Raids Home of Dangerous Doomsday Prepper: Agents Find Legally Owned Firearms, Barrels of Food

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies blasted alerts all over the country earlier this week advising Americans to be on the lookout for ‘Doomsday Prepper’ Martin Winters, who police say was stockpiling over fifty “high powered” rifles, deadly booby traps and food in preparation for an “end times” event. Neighbors interviewed by mainstream news were terrified about the allegations, leaving some with the impression that Winters was “crazy” because he allegedly claimed that he would kill federal agents if necessary.

While SWAT officials indicated the likelihood that they would have to engage Winters in a firefight was high, friends and family suggested otherwise, saying that Winters may have had views different from most people but insisting that he is a “good guy” who wouldn’t hurt others unless it was necessary to do so in self defense.

Police went so far as to suggest that Winters had essentially gone off the reservation and that he didn’t care whether he lived or died, and that he was “plotting” a confrontation with the federal government.

But the claims and allegations may have been blown way out of proportion. After police obtained a warrant to search Winters’ home based on information obtained from a confidential informant they were probably surprised that not only did Winters have no explosive booby troops set up all over his property as had been claimed, he was also far short of having possession of the fifty high-powered rifles that police said he had been stockpiling.


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Sounds like the police informant is a mentally ill meth addict..

...as usual


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

This sounds like the Police have found the equivalent of

WMD! Now when they want to bust down your door they will just
call you a prepper... everyone knows they are crazy! Oy!

No Surprise

This raid illustrates perfectly why many countries bar the introduction of snitch testimony at all stages of criminal investigations and trial. In the present case, the warrant was obtained through information from a confidential informant. These "informants" are almost always criminals themselves. Additionally, they are paid for their information and often given free reign to engage in criminal activity themselves, knowing they can work the charges down with more information. Talk about an incentive to lie and/or embellish.

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