IRS as Police Agency
I’m sure this sort of thing isn’t as unusual as it feels, but there’s something creepy and inappropriate about it:
Cars full of Internal Revenue Service agents descended on The Beach House Bar & Grill Friday morning but it is unclear what they were seeking.
A witness said the 9:18 a.m. arrival was dramatic, “like something out of TV or the movies, not what you expect on sleepy Park Avenue.
“Five black cars came flying up from one direction, five from the other and then like 30 officers poured out,” the witness said. He said they were wearing bullet-proof vests and were armed.
Does every government agency get its own black-sunglasses brigade? It seems as if the bullet-proof vests and guns ought to be limited to policing agencies, requiring the broader bureaucracy to receive warrants and request policing assistance when the scope of their duties requires it.