Monday, July 26, 2010

Food police

The Los Angeles Times reports:
With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.

Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid's target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.

“I still can’t believe they took our yogurt,” said Rawesome volunteer Sea J. Jones, a few days after the raid. “There’s a medical marijuana shop a couple miles away, and they’re raiding us because we’re selling raw dairy products?”
The full story is here. There is even some of the shop’s surveillance video showing the police with guns drawn and aimed at the staff.

Monitor: Tim Blair


Chad Taylor said...

The food police, they live inside of my head / The food police, they come to me in my bed / The food police, they're coming to arrest me, oh no.

Stephen Stratford said...

Yeah I was waiting for someone to go the full Leonard.