Lake County (IL) Metro Enforcement Group Employees Fail

On Friday, September 14th, 2012, some individuals employed at the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group raided a house owned by Paul Brown.

This is yet another iteration of actions taken based on a bad idea – arbitrary external authority. What rationale did those with badges give for the actions? That in the dwelling may be a plant that some who claim authority have deemed illicit. Yet, it is the individuals themselves who kicked in a door, pointed a gun at a stranger who hadn’t harmed them, and engaged in numerous other transgressions of rights.

Only by focusing on that fact – that each individual is responsible for their actions – will these raids stop.

Rather than unthinkingly giving the real aggressors a free pass by chalking-up their actions to the place where they work, hold them accountable. Name names. Reputation is key. In this case, don’t mitigate personal culpability by calling those who invaded the Brown home the “Metropolitan Enforcement Group”, instead, list the names of those involved.

Instead of reciting the text those criminals claimed enabled them to raid the house and hold the family at gunpoint (i.e. drug prohibition, search warrants, etc.) recognize that they’re merely pointing to scribbles on paper signed by strangers who have no more right than you or I to dictate to another what substances they can or cannot put into their body. Don’t reinforce the claimed double standards, erode them. Stop granting them any more clout or authority. One mind at a time, it’ll cease.


Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group website, or call: (847) 680-8720
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Mysterious package delivered to family, 10 minutes later police break down door and ransack home by Madison Ruppert
Paul Brown: Another Victim in the War on Drugs by Darryl Perry

No Knock Raid by Lindy Vopnfjord


Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability.

Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation.

In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.

  • Common Sense

    why would you accept and/or sign for a package that didnt belong to you, with a name you don’t know?

  • Lovelle Mixon

    This family is lucky in a sense. A lot of people have been killed by these meat heads breaking into their house. Here are a few examples:

    (1) John Adams – Lebanon, Tennessee
    (2) Eurie Stamps – Framingham, Massachusetts
    (3) Todd Blair – Ogden, Utah
    (4) José Guerrena – Tuscon, Arizona
    (5) Aiyana Jones (7 years old) – Detroit, Michigan

    These are just a few of the cases. Now if in these or any other cases the people who lived in the house had killed one of these idiots they would’ve been tried for murder. Just take Matthew Stewart in Ogden, Utah for example. These people are psychopaths.
    They have absolutely no regard for human life. They enjoy hurting and killing people. They fit the definition of the word psychopath perfectly.

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  • 1605

    Why should a person have to answer that question, storm trooper?

  • Chris Mallory

    There is some question as to if this package was signed for. Several adults were in the home. It is reported that the son in law accepted the package. Is there any evidence he checked the name on it before he took it into the house? It is common among decent people to accept the package, then deliver it to your neighbor later. But I guess common courtesy must be done away with so we can fight the war on (some) drugs.

    The government thugs involved in this raid should be held personally responsible for any and all damage done to the citizen’s home and belongings. The officers involved should be required to use personal funds to hire a cleaning service to put the house back into the condition they found it. The officers involved in this raid should lose their jobs, their pensions and spend years in prison.

  • they actually committed theft by fraud. the warrant applied was invalid (must state location to be searched and the materials to be recovered) and therefore the department acted not as employee’s but as criminals.

  • Padelford, Fay & Co. vs. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah. 14 Georgia 438, 520 which states ” But, indeed, no private person has a right to complain, by suit in court, on the ground of a breach of the Constitution, the Constitution, it is true, is a compact but he is not a party to it.”

  • @lovelle that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

    Botched Paramilitary Police Raids:

    An Epidemic of “Isolated Incidents”

  • Troy

    “I’ll admit I’m not on the ground, I don’t have all the information myself, but from what I’ve”. This is a shocking statement coming from Copblock, they don’t have all the info yet they run the story to try and make the Police look bad…..keep trying, it ain’t working!!