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by Peter Moskos

June 8, 2011

Just when you think you've heard it all...

...The Department of Education comes with a SWAT team to bust down your door for an unpaid student loan(?). The Federal Department of Education?! Why do they have a SWAT team? For a student loan?! And, oh, yeah, turns out the woman they wanted wasn't there.

I'm thinking there must be more to this story... Man, I hope so. If this was a search warrant, you know, what were they searching for? I'm just trying to think out loud here. But of course, there may not be more to this story.

I always thought it was mean and petty to make a person pay for a door, after police bust it down. Especially if the person with no door isn't the person you're looking for.

I like how the guy says, "The hole is the least of my worries!" "They busted down my door for this," Wright said. "It wasn't even me!" No, it wasn't. But this is us.

[Update: here's a working link. And we'll see where this story goes. Wherever it goes, you'll never hear me badmouthing the Office of the Inspector General, whoever you are. No sir, you Department of Health & Human Services people are some bad boys!]

Oops, I think this is what I meant (thank you, commenter).

[thanks to Marc]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wrong OIG - Education, not HHS. Correct link: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/index.html