Armed EPA Agents Raid Idaho Plumbing Service

The Rooter Guys, Idaho (courtesy cdapress.com)

“Armed personnel from the Environmental Protection Agency raided The Rooter Guys on Tracey Road Thursday morning,” cdapress.com reports. “EPA spokesman Mark MacIntyre [confirmed that] the EPA’s Criminal Enforcement Unit was armed . . . Jared Jasper, the foreman at Spectrum Powder Coating across the street, said several armed EPA agents showed up with Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office deputies around 8:30 a.m. ‘I have never seen that before,’ he said. ‘These guys were wearing bulletproof vests with ‘federal agent’ written across the back.’ Jasper said while the agents were raiding the building, another vehicle was removing sewer caps along Tracey Avenue and taking samples. He said it looked like the EPA was investigating some illegal dumping.” With guns. [h/t AEG]

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  1. avatar The Trouble with Timbo says:

    ” He said it looked like the EPA was investigating some illegal dumping.” With guns.

    Did the EPA check their own corridors for “illegal dumping”???

    1. avatar The Trouble with Timbo says:

      That didn’t take long, did it?

    2. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

      What? You’re pulling the hypocrite card just because the EPA’s dumping raw sewage into the Potomac?

      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        That isn’t raw sewage. It’s today’s WH Pressers. The resemblance is remarkable, though.

      2. avatar MacBeth51 says:

        Potomac, heck. They’re dumping it in the halls of the buildings

      1. avatar Aaron says:

        the EPA has some crappy employees!

        1. avatar Big Bear says:

          That is because EPA, like most goobmit agencies, has such low standards. The only qualifications for goobmit employment are gender, race, and where you put your genitals. Likely “homelessness” is a qualification too.

    3. avatar Mark says:

      The EPA needs to check downstream from the White House.

    4. avatar Rusty Shackleford says:

      Too bad the EPA doesn’t have the balls to do this to C.T.S. who had a plant dumping toxins into a neighborhood for decades that has pretty much condemned more than 80 people to death due to the multitude of cancers they now have from the CTS plant.

  2. avatar SouthernPatriot says:

    What does EPA stand for? Environmental Pootie Agency?

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    “Finding no dogs on the premises, the EPA agent shot the proprietor instead.”

    1. avatar DBM says:

      They needed the 30 rd mags to shoot the cat and her 10 kittens

    2. avatar Slick says:

      Congratulations on winning TTAG’s 1,000,000th “cop/fed shoots dog” joke!

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        If the cops stop killing the dogs, it will be my pleasure to stop talking about it.

      2. avatar neiowa says:

        If only there were jokes.

        Old trueism is that humor only works when based in fact.

      3. avatar S.CROCK says:

        And yet the jokes are still funny (sort of). Why? Because they are still relevant. When cops stop shooting dogs that are not harming them, we stop making jokes.

    3. avatar Burnout says:

      Isolated incident. Plus the agents all made it home safe.

  4. avatar Anonymous says:

    EPA operator syndrome.

  5. avatar Pashtun6 says:

    We’ll somebody beat me to a poop comment, oh well….

  6. avatar Dano says:

    We had this crap go on here a few years ago, the EPA raided a furniture restoration guy. He ended up doing two years for flushing some stain down the drain. Real crime there, worth the space it took up in prison.

  7. avatar Jay1987 says:

    Well looks like the green weenies are gettin militant about saving the environment.

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Are you referring to the EPA SWAT or the slime in the swamp?

      1. avatar Jay1987 says:

        Dag nabbit Bill how do I answer that one? Those two terms mean the same exact thing.

  8. avatar Kris says:

    And here I was worried they’d bust me for selling a gun to a relative or incorrectly welding a flash hider on a 14.7″ barrel. I guess all it takes is for your shit to stink.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Should have used S.S. wire with your MIG, instead of that contaminating steel wire and that awful flux!

  9. avatar Robert W. says:

    Did these guys take a tier 1 or tier 2?

  10. avatar Swobard says:

    I love and appreciate the humor in all these replies – but DAMN! It’s not just the police that are playing army, but every pissant government agency, too! This attitude, this practice; will not end well.

    1. avatar ThomasR says:

      Obama did say he wanted a domestic armed force equal in numbers to the military that he would have control of.

      So how many would that make if we add up all the government agencies and the police departments under federal control armed with full auto assault weapons; APC’s, (MRAPS); backed up with military drones in the skies?

      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        SCORE!!!!

      2. avatar Kevin der Kinderen says:

        “Obama did say he wanted a domestic armed force equal in numbers to the military that he would have control of.”

        ThomasR do you have a link for that. I’d like to read more.

        1. avatar Kevin der Kinderen says:

          Thanks MacBeth51. I have never seen this before. Dated 2008. And I supposed now we are seeing the explanation Joseph Farah was looking for. Amazing. Amazing he said that. Amazing he was elected president. Twice.

  11. avatar former water walker says:

    Sewer secret service…yikes.
    But it’s OK to pollute the world with Air Force One on a golf outing. Or a Hawaiian fact finding mission…

  12. avatar Chris says:

    Those illegal plumbers must be dangerous folk.

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      TAPS Alternate HQ?

    2. avatar Zora says:

      Are you kidding! illegal plumbers ruthlessly stomp on thousands of turtles, while doing shrooms! Sometimes they even use go karts against the turtles, they even throw turtle remains at each other to take the lead, even the rare blue turtle isn’t immune to the carnage!

  13. avatar Accur81 says:

    Sometimes the USA feels like a police state.

    1. avatar ThomasR says:

      Sometimes?

    2. avatar brian says:

      Feels?

  14. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    This is effed up.
    What justification can the EPA have for employing its own law enforcement?
    I see unintended consequences ahead…

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      Why? They subjugate the taxpayer, and enforce ecological laws. Got a wasteful toilet that flushes too much water? You may be next.

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Yup.
        My tankless water heater had issues because it wasn’t detecting enough water flow to stay “on”
        So the shower heads and sinks had the reducers removed or drilled out.
        Works just peachy now.
        Come and get me. I’m ‘wasting’ water.

        1. avatar Anon in CT says:

          Nice use of the passive voice!

    2. avatar Hannibal says:

      IF you pass laws that enforce penalties on people that make them want to fight apprehension or investigation, then it makes perfect sense that those tasked with investigating or apprehending should be armed. I would say it’s better to have a few EPA agents and a few (insert other alphabet here) agents than to increase something like the FBI to cover all possible federal crimes.

  15. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

    Incidentally, the shop that got raided is an hour and a half drive from the famous Ruby Ridge.
    Hayden, ID is also the former hold out for Richard Butler and his gang of idiots and White Supremacist group the Aryan Nations.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      I wouldn’t say it’s irony so much as “something that happened.”

  16. avatar Trevor says:

    And of course the county sheriff didn’t tell the EPA jack boots to take a hike

    1. avatar Gene says:

      It justifies an increase in budget for next fiscal year.

    2. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Maybe he was busy fueling the MRAP. Or it could still be on the way there.

  17. avatar dj says:

    If you have an email list, you should consider forwarding these posts to it. The MSM doesn’t cover this stuff, so most people aren’t aware it goes on.

    Turn the lights on in the room and all the roaches scurry for cover.

  18. avatar John Street says:

    Here’s an agency that can’t hold their shit. I think them asses been tampered with. Any who what are they doing running around with guns. Were taking guns away from people who need them to give to terrorists and fools.

  19. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

  20. avatar Ralph says:

    EPA SWAT — the heroes you want alongside you when you’re in deep sh1t.

  21. avatar Nick in Boise says:

    Had enough yet?

  22. avatar Excedrine says:

    “We’re gonna’ protect and serve the shit out of you! (Unless you take us to court for not doing that, in which case they’ll rule that we don’t have to anyway. SURPRISE!)” – Da U.S. Gubmint.

  23. avatar SGC says:

    I wonder if they have an MRAP…or an MCRAP? Anyway, it wasn’t a SWAT team, it was a POOP Team (Police On Offensive Patrol)…

    Remember the Tidy Bowl Man? He’s actually a Federal undercover agent…but they gave him a little poop submarine now…

  24. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    Y’know, guys serving warrants should be armed – even when they are from an agency that the disposable earthers hate.

    Sometimes guys who do bad things to rivers also do bad things to river cops.

    It’s their 2A as well.

  25. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

    Well shit, they have been buying up billions of rounds of ammo, to do…..what? Might as well arm every branch there is, even census takers! I heard a census taker once had his liver eaten with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

    You just can’t be too careful!

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      They’re getting around to setting up the Census SWAT.
      And the National Arboretum SWAT after that.

  26. avatar Bob says:

    We have gotten to the point where some part of the government does something ridiculous every day. It has become so common that no one seems to notice anymore.

    When are we going to get that Revolution we so desperately need?

    1. avatar Big Bear says:

      Likely need a “Black Swan” event to force people into action, but when it happens, the enemy will be surprised at how many lone wolves are out there.

      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        And I suspect that it will be an unintended consequence of a relatively minor Government action. The current gang isn’t noted for thinking things through.

  27. avatar Paul G. says:

    That plumber should have posted a “no gun zone” sign at the entrance to his establishment. I am sure that would have made all the difference. Finally the signs would have been good for sh*t.

  28. avatar Erik says:

    And to think only 4 years ago this was a joke

    http://youtu.be/PVPyHrPZbVM

  29. avatar skyshrk says:

    Bigbear, WOW, well said Sir, well said!

    “That is because EPA, like most goobmit agencies, has such low standards. The only qualifications for goobmit employment are gender, race, and where you put your genitals. Likely “homelessness” is a qualification too.”

  30. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Last I heard, the EPA employees like to poop in the halls of their office buildings. Maybe, the EPA was looking for a place to go poo.

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