Known "Constitutionalist's" Farm Raided by Sheriff's SWAT Team


In Letha, Idaho a husband and wife who were known "Constitutionalists" were raided by a Sheriff's SWAT team early one morning. According to the report, one officer was noticed by Marcella Cruz outside their kitchen window with a gun and tactical vest, while another was armed with an assault rifle at the front door.

When Cruz opened the door slightly to look outside after calling to her husband that there were guys outside with guns, the following took place:

“Don’t go back into the house,” the stranger ordered Marcella as the woman instinctively retreated into the safety of her home.

At roughly the same time, another intruder armed with an assault rifle pounded on the front door.

“Come out!” he demanded.

As Marcella tried to shut the kitchen door, the first intruder – who outweighed her by at least 100 pounds – grabbed her by the left wrist and started to pull the terrified woman from the house.

“Why are you dragging me out of my home?” asked the terrified woman. “Why would you be pulling me out of my home?”

“Open the door,” insisted the assailant, using his weight advantage and leverage to extract the woman, who had braced herself against one side of the door while clinging desperately to the other with her right hand. As she lost her grip, the left side of Marcella’s body scraped painfully against the door frame before she was thrown to the ground.

One of the invaders finally identified himself.

“Bear! Step out – Sheriff’s office!” bellowed the Berserker packing an assault weapon.

“What’s the matter?” asked Michael Gibbons – known as “Bear” to his friends -- as the exasperated farmer opened the front door. “What is the problem?”

“Who else is in the house?” demanded one of the invaders.

“Nobody,” replied Bear.

“You guys having a fight this morning?” inquired the armed man, his finger still poised on the trigger.

“We had an argument,” Bear replied, his voice tinged with incredulity. “What’s going on?”

“We’ll let you know in a sec,” the armed man replied in a dismissive tone. “For right now, go to your knees for me. Face away from me.”

The officers then proceeded to handcuff Bear and search their home without a warrant and without probably cause to do so. They discovered what they believed to be a "growing room" for marijuana. “We found your grow room,” Lt. Timony told Bear after the officers emerged from the home a few minutes later.

“You found our tomato plants!” Bear responded.

That didn't mean they did not use marijuana, for the officers cited them for "drug paraphernalia," which can be purchased legally all over the U.S. In fact Bear does occasionally use marijuana to treat lingering chronic injuries, the most serious of which he received while he was a police officer. He was stabbed in 1982 by a shoplifter.

The video below indicates that the officers did not believe there was a threat to their lives. So their story to start with about the couple arguing really was no reason for them to enter the house, much less armed the way they were. However, the video does illustrate just how interested they were to find evidence of marijuana use as they specifically lifted and sniffed ashtrays, went through personal belongings and discovered the "grow room."

William Norman Grigg writes,

Why, then, did the Gem County Sheriff’s Office choose to mount a SWAT-style raid against Bear and Marcella? The short answer is that the couple was the victim of “political profiling”: They were identified as a threat to “officer safety” on account of their perceived political opinions.

“Are you familiar with these guys?” asked a deputy identified in the 911 recordings as “Officer 57.”

“Negative,” answered another deputy designated “Officer 56.”

“I am, and it’s affirmative, there is [sic] weapons,” continued Officer 57. “He is – or at least was – anti-law enforcement. We’ve had issues with him. He’s a Constitutionalist.”

Idaho is one of the few states in the Union where most people would consider the term “Constitutionalist” to be a plaudit rather than a pejorative.

That epithet – which Officer 57 spat out in audible disgust – was the reason why Bear would soon find himself on his knees with his back to a deputy whose finger was caressing the trigger of an assault rifle.

All of this happened in response to an alleged call from a neighbor who claims they heard the couple arguing.

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  • Citizens of Idaho

    http://www.citizensofidaho.com/Our-Corrupt-Court-System.html shows all the corruption going on here in Idaho which is number 9 in the worst state of the union...

  • kenpo5

    I would think that a direct confrontation with the police would have been warranted here.

  • rockyvnvmc

    'A Constitutionalist' or Someone who believes that the Constitution is the Law of the Land.
    Gee, that would make the Founding Fathers 'Constitutionalists' !
    Wait ! The US Constitution IS the law of the land or Was, until Obama got elected(?) or, to put it correctly, Usurped the Office of the Presidency !
    note; One must, first be Eligible to run for the Presidency, which Barack H. Obama aka Barry Soetoro aka Harrison Bounel (or Whatever his Real Name is) is NOT, being , Admittedly, born to a Foreign Father and possessing a Duel Citizenship. Both of which make him Not a 'Natural Born Citizen', which requires one to be born a citizen, from two citizen parents.
    So Just What's so Bad about being a 'Constitutionalist', anyways ?

  • fred

    just a preview of things to come from King Odildo. Buy guns and ammo, and LOTS of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pami.toll Pami Toll

    THE PERPS KEEP ME UNDER SURVELLIENCE FOR THE MOB.. NOT THE FEDS..

  • http://www.facebook.com/pami.toll Pami Toll

    BLUE CODE GESTAPO started in ROLLING MEADOWS IL Between the CHICAGO SYNDICATE AND THE CROOK COUNTY JUSTICE DEPT AND SHERIFFS OFFICE. NEVER TO BE INVESTIGATED OR STOPPED.. ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AFRAID OF MOB ACTION as its so widespread in CHICAGOLAND.. NOBODY WILL TAKE REPORTS MUCH LESS STOP OR INVESTIGATE ANYTHING. ITS STOPPABLE BUT NOBODY WILL

  • http://www.facebook.com/pami.toll Pami Toll

    Dont know anyone in IDAHO.. but if someone doesnt RAID THE TIERI LANE AND RICHTON RD AND SHULZE ROAD MURDER ROW HOUSES IN STEGER IL SOON the WHOLE US MILITARY AND CIA WILL BE DEAD.. FOR REAL!! COPS REFUSED TO TAKE MY REPORTS . .I heard and SAW VICTIMS LURED THERE.. FBI AGENTS ALERTED WERE SHOT TO DEATH. NOT YET DISCOVERED... their bodies..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.coder.3 Jeff Coder

    So this whole thing was caused by nosey neighbors and of course the cops are "Johnny on the spot" to take down these evil constitutionalists. The irony of it all is that this couple have a strong belief in the same constitution that the SWAT cops have taken an oath to defend angainst all enemies foreign and domestic. The cops are too damn stupid to realize that they have become domestic enemies through their actions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sis.mccarty Sis McCarty

    It's pretty rough when you can't even argue in your own home anymore. I think the big "O" need to build some very large jails!

  • Kevin Williams

    This was initiated by a "phone call" to police over some yelling heard by a neighbor? The Cruz's must use a bull horn when they yell at each other because the neighbors are actually pretty fair away from them (by looking at their residences through Google maps). Who knows what will happen to them since courts, under Obama, feel they can circumvent constitutional law with their own brand of Socialism. Look at the case in New York (Buffalo) where the courts are allowing a gun shot victim to sue gun manufacturers, distributors, and gun shops. Whats next? Are we going to be sued over things that have not yet happened but but could if it happened in a dream? WTF!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003457282985 Mike Slaney

    I personally do not like how the enforcement dept. uses the word "constitutionalist" as a slur,
    I am a constitutionalist, I believe in those documents and believe they were GOD given to this Republic through GOD fearing men & women who stood behind them. Not to mention the shed blood that our soldiers sacrificially gave for the writing and maintaining of those documents. Am I a Constitutionalist? You Bet! Above all I'm a disciple of Christ (Christian-slur) FIRST...But I will protect what is right! I will defend against those who call themselves Americans, but are liars, against those who are of the NWO, but are messengers from Hell, against all those who wish to Hellenize this Land of Freedom. Much more could be said, but now Americans need to wake up and prepare for the battle that is coming. We need to do every thing we can to make people aware, Truth is backed by power and ability through prayer in the SINGLE and ONLY true GOD, Jesus the Christ .