Monday, July 26, 2010

LAPD Raids Raw Buying Club With Guns Drawn

Click here to see the story in the LA Times.

Not only are there no victims here—it's clear to me that no laws are being broken. [UPDATE: I mean to say that Rawesome is breaking no laws. LAPD is another matter.]

There's good government and there's bad government, just like there's good touching and bad touching.

I'll let you decide which one this is.


ZenBonobo said...

What is the nature of the raw milk conflict in LA County?

Here ( I find some information but what does that mean for those confronted by LAPD?

Alex Lewin said...

Hi ZB,

Did you see the link at the top of the blog post? It's a little hard to see maybe. Here it is:,0,4951907.story

That's pretty much what I know. Rawesome says that the food is pre-paid, pre-sold, and that they're just a drop-off point...LA County says that they are somehow "selling" this food.

If anyone hears anything more, please do post...

Spinner said...

As someone who obtains raw milk in a semi-legal manner, this sort of article is deeply disturbing.

Many of the health officials have been fed information that points to raw milk being dangerous. They truly believe it. The police are probably following a standard protocol for an illegal substances raid. The lawmakers, however, are passing legislation that is in their own best interest rather than defending our freedom or getting all the facts.

I would like to send a copy of "The Untold Story of Milk" by Ron Schmid to every reporter who cites multiple epidemiological studies that link raw milk to disease.