USA: Police State

The cockfighting raid on a small farm that required a SWAT team, bomb robot, armoured vehicles, film crew… and Steven Seagal

Militant Note: Steven Segal, who made maybe 1 good movie in his career and is now an overweight “action star” whose martial arts skills are only legendary on-screen, now has some stupid cop-related reality TV show.  Oh, he’s a “police volunteer”.. kinda like Elvis was a narcotics agent.  And is that a COUCH on top of that APV?

by Mark Duell, DailyMail

  • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio headed up operation
  • Actor Steven Seagal was filming reality television series
  • Shocked neighbour called 911 to complain at force used

This Arizona sheriff was only investigating a cockfighting ring on a small farm.

But Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was joined on a search warrant by a SWAT team, a bomb robot, two armoured vehicles, an action movie star and a film crew.

Jesus Llovera, 42, was arrested for cockfighting after the operation involving Steven Seagal, 58, who drove a tank onto the property as he shot a reality television show.

Mr Arpaio, well known for his tough stance on immigration, served the search warrant with his team on Llovera’s home in Laveen.

Llovera was on probation after being arrested at a cockfight last year, but he was unarmed and has no police record of owning any weapons, reported The Guardian.

His windows were broken and his front gate was bashed in after the raid. Neighbour Debra Ross saw what happened and was so shocked that she called 911.

‘When the tank came in and pushed the wall over and you see what’s in there – all it is, is a bunch of chickens,’ she told KPHO.

‘With all the things going on, the Sheriff is using all those resources to deal with some chickens,’ neighbour Howard Marshall told 3TV.

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