Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Photo of boy with rifle triggers inquiry

It appears an undisclosed caller to a tip hotline over a photo of a boy with a rifle prompted police and child welfare officials to descend on a home in New Jersey.

Huffington Post has a write-up on what happened next.

The family's father adds a few details in an apparent post of his own, which includes details of how authorities demanded access to the family's secured firearms:
They kept trying to pressure me to open my safe. They had no warrant, no charges, nothing. I didn't budge. I was told I was being "unreasonable" and that I was acting suspicious because I wouldn't open my safe. Told me they were gonna get a search warrant. Told em go ahead. Nappen (my lawyer) asked me for the dyfs workers name. she wouldn't give it. i asked for credentials and she wouldn't show em. i tried to take a pic of her and she turned around real fast and walked away. After a while of them threatening to take my kids, get warrants and intimidation they left. Empty handed and seeing nothing. 
In this day and age, you never know who may come knocking.

Know your rights. Act responsibly. Stand your ground.

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