Like I was saying earlier about a congealing hard tyranny… Within 24 hours of posting on Facebook about America degenerating into a police state, 33-year-old Blaine Cooper was called in by the Prescott Valley, AZ police for an interview with the FBI:
He complied with the request for an interview, which lasted 45 minutes with federal agents present. He was released after apparently being determined to not be a threat.
“They had every Facebook post I had ever made in a huge file, along with all my wife’s information, and parent’s information,” Cooper told policestateusa.com.
Cooper said that he was told that without “defusing the situation” by complying with the interview, his house might have been raided.
It was thoughtful of the authorities not to send in a SWAT team straight off.
It should be pointed out that answering questions from federal agents is an extremely risky idea, especially without the presence of a lawyer. Supreme Court case BROGAN v. UNITED STATES affirmed that it is a federal crime to tell any lie, or misrepresent any fact, to a federal agent. Even an innocent person with good intentions could commit a federal crime by misspeaking during an interview.
At least they proved Cooper’s point for him.
This is what got him in trouble. Careful what you type. Your tax dollar may be paying people to read it.
On a tip from Wiggins.