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FBI Raids 'Privacy Vaults', Owners Must ID Themselves & Prove They're Allowed To Own Their Property

Imagine if cops busted a corner store for selling drugs and they arrested EVERYONE in the store and strip searched them, then searched their vehicles, even though they knew nothing or had nothing to do with the illegal stuff going on. Yeah, thats basically what happened here!

 

a Beverly Hills strip mall business that rents private, anonymous safe deposit boxes was raided by the FBI last month - at which time the agency conducted a blanket seizure of hundreds of customers' belongings. Beverly Hills attorney Nina Marino, who represents several US Private Vaults clients, said that even if there were some criminal customers, "that does not authorize the government’s conduct in this sweeping action of not only seizing innocent box owners property but viewing that property." "Every single person that paid money on a monthly basis did that with the expectation of maintaining their anonymity, and it’s just outrageous that the government has such low regard for the 4th Amendment and for an individual’s expectation of privacy," she added. at least one undercover police officer who posed as customers" to surveil the store and gather information about its customers. One of the company's owners and several employees are accused of being involved in drug sales that took place at the business, as well as helping customers to convert cash into gold in a way that would avoid suspicion. Of note, U.S. Private Vaults shared a storefront with Gold Business - named as a co-conspirator in the indictment - which is accused of helping customers convert cash into gold to avoid having to report currency transactions that exceed $10,000.

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daftcunt's picture

who cares as long as you can have guns you're in the "free-est country of the world, lol. 

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nakedslave's picture

Today its your guns. Tomorrow it's your Books, music, literrature,movies and anything that can make you think for yourself. aka: Your freedom.

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stokkebye's picture

Dont mind him, he's just trolling. Dude has his head stuck in the sand and only pops up to write dumb comments like this just to troll. Soon he will post a Gif of someone laughing. Also, is so dumb he thinks the BBC is un-biased and honest "news" source! LOL

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n0val33t's picture

Hill, AP, Reuters@ the top BBC not far behind. Hill seems to be least biased but falls behind in reliability VS AP and Reuters. BBC scores higher in reliability but has an ever so slight left bias, so he's not wrong. The Hill has a minuscule right bias, not even worth mentioning. Again you have journalist, experts with no affiliation and purely academic looking into this all the time.... I defer to them. Maybe you are confusing BBC with CNN?

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Evulva 1's picture

"Literrature"

lol

Fucking hell

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sato's picture

ikr. if only the store clerk had been armed, then they could've stopped those cops walking over everyone's freedom like that.

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sato's picture

sounds similar legally to the case of searching all lockers in a class or even school if one student is caught with drugs, which was ruled absolutely illegal.

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