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Police Raid Small Family Farm, Charge Family, Seize Animals Because They Were Free Range

Image from Friends of West Wind Acres Facebook Page
Image from Friends of West Wind Acres Facebook Page

This is but another example of Big-AG, and their bought and paid for politicians and law enforcement, driving the little guy, who uses humane farming practices, out of business, thereby eliminating competition. (Not to mention healthier foods.)

What happens when enough small farms are raided, such as the West Wind Acres farm, is that the State, and its power wielding enforcers, create more enemies. All the relatives and friends of the raided farms begin to look at the power structure in a new way. Those who buy healthy foods from these farms, likewise, begin to see it is all a massive power struggle. Eventually, the tide will turn, when enough small farmers have been raided, all to please Big-Ag.

More and more people are turning away from Big-Ag products, looking for healthy, natural foods for their families. The tide IS changing. Politicians and law enforcement need to wake up.  – Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor

This article comes from

By John Vibes on March 24, 2015

Schenectady County, New York – Earlier this month, a family farm in rural New York was raided by police after the owners were cited on a number of trumped up regulatory violations. Joshua Rockwood, the owner of the farm, is being accused of mistreating his animals, and the local government has began confiscating some of them.

Police initially visited Rockwood’s property on February 25th to investigate reports of unlicensed working dogs, weeks before the raid. Unfortunately, Rockwood voluntarily showed local police around his property, which he had not yet tended to that day because of their unexpected interruption.  After showing them around, they began to critically assess every aspect of the farm, writing a number of citations for arbitrary offenses.

The very next day, Rockwood had a veterinarian visit the farm to check on the animals to confirm that they were well taken care of and in good health. According to numerous reports, the vet said that the animals were just fine, and did not seem to share the concerns that the officers alleged during their walk-through.

A second veterinarian was also called in to verify the health of the animals and they also found them to be in perfect health.

A week later, police returned again to notify Rockwood that he was to appear in court the next Thursday on a number of charges relating to the animal’s food and shelter. In total, 12 different charges were brought against Rockwood, but he has posted a number of photos to a Facebook support page, which shows the animals with sufficient housing, and plenty of food.

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Rockwood has been charged with 12 counts of animal neglect and abuse – some of the charges relating to frozen water bowls and tanks – despite the animals still having access to water. His dogs and horses have been seized and taken away.

Rockwood treats his animals better than most factory farms do, but since he uses traditional farming methods, his farm will fail regulatory inspections, while factory farms will pass.

Meanwhile, New York is one of many states that are currently considering “ag-gag” laws, which place criminal penalties on activists who expose animal abuse at factory farms.

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Read more here.


Shorty Dawkins



  1. So where are the FRT’s, Fast Reaction Teams to help our brother patriots? Was Bundy Ranch a fluke? Why do we not have Ready to Deploy Fast Reaction Teams for deployment and support, guess we are going to wait until the last one falls and then say we should have done something. Media, Media, talk and talk while the foundation of patriots are falling. Great job someone is not doing…

  2. Let us not forget what happened at the Bundy Ranch…..but with tyranny, we need MORE of it unfortunately, in close succession, in-order to really wake-up the masses. This hit and miss crap is like a rat that nibbles from the block of cheese that eventually becomes a tiny piece, while nobody noticed. Not to say a farmer should not fight the Ag Police in court, but does nothing for the overall emerging problem we face. Protecting property has become a full time job in America and people will die.

  3. @ Ron, actually it would not hurt to have teams to witness what is going on, to remind the “cops” of the Oath and the people rights being PROTECTED within the US Constitution/Bill of Rights.

    What Amendment(s) covers this?

    The Fourth and Ninth Amendment does:

    Amendment IV: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    Amendment IX: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

    People were farming, raising animals way before there were corporations.

    Plus, WE do not have to license our dogs, our cats, our horses, cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, ourselves, our children, etc. That is a control “regulation” created by an agency that is under the executive branch – state or federal – which is ONLY given the authority to enforce the laws created by those the people elect into office (not their minions, not by “experts”, etc as NONE of them were given that authority).

    It Is time that we all quit acting like the US Constitution is dead as it is NOT. It is time we enforce it, and yes, use a Grand Jury investigation, a Grand Jury called by the people but sworn in by a governmental judge, and WE choose who overseas our Grand Jury, not anyone who serves within our governments. And if there is not a constitutional Sheriff around to enforce the supreme law of OUR land, then we as the Militia can do it as we are also NOT under or assigned to any branch of the government – state or federal, just the requirement that they use us as the Militia because creating standing armies and governmental professional law enforcement was FORBIDDEN TO THEM – STATE AND FEDERAL.

    Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist 28: “The militia is a voluntary force not associated or under the control of the States except when called out; [when called into actual service] a permanent or long standing force would be entirely different in make-up and call.”

  4. Those of federal authority want a confrontation, if they don’t get one, then they make them up on a weekly basis. Santa Monica College Shooting, Boston, Sandy Hook etc. The end justifies……

  5. In a recent NRA Publication it was mentioned how Bloomberg was taking away the Nations arms by thousands of little cuts, HOW CORRECT! No one cut of anything by minor significance to the majority, heck just a chicken farmer, right? Well here is where we have lost or will, we are not counting the small ones and seeing the whole at the same time. We must confront (as stated above) on a cut by cut where possible. We can not assume which cut is the one that will end the game.

    CPT is fine I have spoken out about it in negative ways many times, yet my goal is to obtain a clear understanding that CPT is to get prepared for the shock of the final cut?? My concept of FRT’s to me makes perfect sense, I would support those close enough to me to be practical in the time frame required, why would one not feel this is needed. Yes one may suffer arrest or harassment and worst case, well. YET a few hundred small FRT Teams around the country that can be called to respond to unjust, uncalled for and totally illegal action by others, I think would be as or more powerful than Bundy Ranch.

  6. Governments Have Descended to the Level
    Mere Private Corporations
    Supreme Court Building
    Clearfield Doctrine
    Supreme Court Annotated Statute, Clearfield Trust Co. v. United States 318 U.S. 363-
    371 1942
    Whereas defined pursuant to Supreme Court Annotated Statute: Clearfield Trust Co. v.
    United States 318 U.S. 363-371 1942: “Governments descend to the level of a mere
    private corporation, and take on the characteristics of a mere private citizen . . . where
    private corporate commercial paper [Federal Reserve Notes] and securities [checks] is
    concerned . . . For purposes of suit, such corporations and individuals are regarded as
    entities entirely separate from government.”
    What the Clearfield Doctrine is saying is that when private commercial paper is used by
    corporate government, then government loses its sovereignty status and becomes no
    different than a mere private corporation.
    As such, government then becomes bound by the rules and laws that govern private
    corporations which means that if they intend to compel an individual to some specific
    performance based upon its corporate statutes or corporation rules, then the government,
    like any private corporation, must be the holder-in-due-course of a contract or other
    commercial agreement between it and the one upon who demands for specific
    performance are made.
    And further, the government must be willing to enter the contract or commercial
    agreement into evidence before trying to get the court to enforce its demands, called
    This case is very important because it is a 1942 case that was decided after the UNITED
    INCORPORATION” in the State of Florida (July 15, 1925). And it was decided AFTER
    the ‘corporate government’ agreed to use the currency of the private corporation, the
    FEDERAL RESERVE. The private currency, the Federal Reserve Note, is still in use
    (i) Articles of Incorporation of UNITED STATES CORPORATION COMPANY
    (ii) From The Great American Adventure by Judge Dale, retired. (pages 93-94)
    [4] Corporations are not and can never be SOVEREIGN. They are not real, they
    are a fiction and only exist on paper.
    5] Therefore, all laws created by these government corporations are private
    corporate regulations called public law, statutes, codes and ordinances to
    conceal their true nature. Do the Judge and your lawyer know about this? You
    bet they do!
    6] Since these government bodies are not SOVEREIGN, they cannot promulgate
    or enforce CRIMINAL LAWS; they can only create and enforce CIVIL LAWS,
    which are duty bound to comply with the LAW of CONTRACTS. The Law of
    Contracts requires signed written agreements and complete transparency! Did
    you ever agree to be arrested and tried under any of their corporate statutes?
    For that matter, did you ever agree to contract with them by agreeing to be sued
    for violating their corporate regulations?
    [8] Enforcement of these corporate statutes by local, state and federal law
    enforcement officers are unlawful actions being committed against the
    SOVEREIGN public and these officers can be held personally liable for their
    actions. [Bond v. U.S., 529 US 334-2000]
    (iii) Our Government is Just Another Corporation

  7. Ron, your giving us “Ron’s” a bad name around here. Maybe now you understand how hard it is to start a freedom movement from the ground up, with out George Soros big bucks ?
    Start your own CPTeam for yourself if you think you can do better, show us…
    Everyone who wants to preserve Liberty and Freedom, join Oath Keepers today!

  8. This comment is in reply to the comment above allegedly written by or referring to “Judge DALE” and to the “Clearfield Doctrine” (an non-existent legal “doctrine”).

    “Judge DALE” is a hoax. All of the online articles that are fraudulently attributed to “Judge DALE” are also hoaxes. The people behind the hoax have already admitted it. This is the reason that you have never actually seen a photo, video or live appearance of “Judge DALE”. He does not actually excist.

    The REAL author of all of the online LEGAL articles that are fraudulently attributed to “Judge DALE” is actually “Rodney DALE Class” an amateur legal theorist who barely got through high school and who was NEVER a judge anytime anywhere.

    Thus, Rod Class writes FAKE legal articles that “reveal” FAKE legal information while writing as a FAKE “retired federal judge”.

    Do not get fooled by this vicious attack on the American people.

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