It's becoming something frequently happening– a questionable FBI raid with political undertones during the Biden Administration. It's an extremely scary fact to mention. It's amazing how quickly we've gotten there under Biden, in which law enforcement has become politicized.
The latest victim of Armed FBI agents that have been snooping around homes early in the morning to look for evidence without reason is Mark Houck, founder and the president of “The King's Men,” an organization that promotes rehabilitation for those suffering from pornography addiction and encourages Christian values among men across the United States and Europe. Houck is also a pro-life advocate and, on Wednesdays, walks with people on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia.
According to Mark Houck's wife, Ryan-Marie, a group of 25-30 agents were in their house and knocked on the door, shouting and drawing guns at 7.05 a.m. in the morning on Friday.
As she opened the door, she said that her husband attempted to calm them by saying, “‘Please, I'm going to open the door but please, my children are at home. I have seven kids at home. They just continued to scream and pound,” she said.
When he entered the house, “they had big, huge rifles pointed at Mark and pointed at me and kind of pointed throughout the house,” Ryan-Marie recalled.
As they entered, they told the children to remain upstairs. “Our staircase is open, so [the kids] were all at the top of the stairs which faces the front door, and I was on the stairs as well, coming down.”
“The kids were all screaming. It was extremely terrifying and frightening,” she explained.
After they inquired about what they were doing at the house, they stated that they came to detain Mark. When Ryan-Marie wanted to see the warrant “they said that they were going to take him whether they had a warrant or not.”
When Ryan-Marie resisted, saying they were abducting him, “you can't just come to a person's house and kidnap them at gunpoint,” they agreed to grab the warrant from their vehicle.
What was the reason they showed up at his house and detained the man in that manner? What was he doing?
As per Ryan-Marie's account, a pro-abortion activist was constantly in front of their son, who stood with his father at Planned Parenthood. The protester who was pro-abortion was constantly threatening and saying inappropriate things to his son and Houck's wife.
Then “he kept doing it and kind of came into [the son's] personal space” in a scathing way at his father. Then, “Mark shoved him away from his child, and the guy fell back.”
“He didn't have any injuries or anything, but he tried to sue Mark,” and the case was dismissed out of court.
In the press announcement concerning the arrest, the DOJ says Houck was able to force an individual to the ground two times before a Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia. They say that there were “injuries that required medical attention” without stating what the injuries were.
Mark Houck is now facing the possibility of a Maximum sentence of eleven years' imprisonment, 3 years of supervision, and fines that can reach $350,000.
If you were a prosecutor in a non-federal case, when you have pushed somebody and there weren't actual injuries, if investigated at all, the case would likely be a misdemeanor with no time limit in the event that you did not have any prior conviction. In general, this is the type of federal investigation that you'd receive when you are an illegal drug dealer, not an author who was accused of pushing someone who was speaking inappropriate remarks to his child.
We've now seen that even former presidents aren't immune to this type of over-the-top FBI approach. And even something that seemed small a year ago could result in an armed FBI on your doorstep if you're from the wrong political inclination. This is frightening stuff. We're still waiting for attacks from the firebombings by radical leftists on the crisis centers for pregnancy.
Some people have criticized the two-tiered system which we're seeing again.
Doug Mastriano, who is running for Governor in Pennsylvania, even called for a boycott of the raid.