Can I find out why the FBI raided my neighbor's house?
September 28, 2013 6:36 PM Subscribe
A few weeks ago there was a pretty intense raid on my neighbor's house that involved flashbangs, the FBI, and the DEA. The whole shebang lasted about 3 hours, and although there were heavily armed and armored agents standing around in the street it clearly wasn't a "standoff" situation. Eventually all the armed people disappeared, some evidence tech type people removed some things from the house, a vehicle was towed, and a few (but not all) of the house's occupants were arrested.
posted by raspberrE to law & government (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I do not know these neighbors at all, nor does anyone on our street. I thought that something might make it on to the news eventually, but nothing has ever showed up.
My first question is HOW did this not make it on to the news?? Although I live in a pretty large city, our local news is known for making a huge deal out of not-huge things... it's a "slow news day" pretty often. Surely federal raids are not that commonplace...
Secondly, is there any way to satisfy my own (admittedly morbid) curiosity about what the heck is going on down the street? Although I realize it's really none of my business, at the same time I feel like neighbors should be entitled to know if there is a murderer/drug dealer/kidnapper/otherwise criminal living next door. I'm thinking maybe there is an obscure FBI website that reports all of their activity? Probably not... but if there is, someone here surely knows!