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The Houck Family: Targets of FBI harassment and arrest.
It is surprisng the Gestapo FBI didn’t frog march the mother
and her children to prison as well. Can’t have anyone raising
children to be Christian and upstanding, can we?
Bring a gun to a knife fight: Mark Houck, who was arrested by a Justice Department SWAT team aiming guns and rifles at him and his family and was quickly found innocent of all charges, has now sued the Biden Justice Department and Merrick Garland for committing a “malicious and retaliatory prosecution.”
Actually, two lawsuits were filed. While Houck has sued for $1.1 million, his wife Ryan-Marie Houck is seeking $3.25 million in damages for the mental harm the arrest caused herself and her children.
Ryan-Marie Houck’s complaint describes how profoundly her husband’s arrest has impacted their children, Mark Jr., Ava Marie, Kathryn, Therese, Joshua, Augustine, and Imelda.
“Her children have also suffered immense emotional trauma and physical manifestations of stress that Mrs. Houck has carried alone while her husband was away during his imprisonment and prosecution,” the complaint says. Most tragically of all, her complaint says, Ryan-Marie and Mark Houck have lost three babies through miscarriages “due to the stress of the FBI’s conduct and resulting prosecution.”
“The stress of these events was so difficult that the Houcks have been diagnosed with infertility,” the complaint says.
This story is an update of two previous blacklist columns, in September 2022, just after the arrest, and January 2023, after Houck was found innocent of all charges. From the beginning the charges by the Biden Justice Department could clearly be seen as trumped up and malicious. The original minor pushing incident between Houck and pro-abortion activist — in order to stop that activist from harassing his young son — was so minor that a local court had immediately dismissed it. When Justice renewed those charges Houck told them he would be glad to surrender himself peaceable.
Instead, Justice sent a well-armed large SWAT team to invade his home at 6:30 in the morning, pointing weapons at everyone, including the screaming children. When Houck and his wife demanded to see an arrest warrant, the agents initially denied they needed one, then backed down and provided a vague one-page document. They then handcuffed Houck and dragged him away, shackling him heavily four hours. “I was treated like a dog,” Houck described.
As Houck says in a video at the link, “President Biden and Merrick Garland and the head of the FBI, there are going to be consequences for the choices they made.” He adds, “We are going to hold the government accountable.”
I have embedded that video below, because it is heart-rending but necessary for everyone to see the monsters who now occupy positions of power in the White House, Department of Justice, and FBI. The monsters also include the lower ranks, since every one of the FBI officers who participated in that SWAT team raid showed an unnecessary glee for power. Not one had the decency to say, “Hey, let’s back off, there are kids in the house, and he poses no threat.” Instead they charged forward eagerly, apparently thrilled with the idea of terrifying little children.
Houck is also now running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District, against a Republican who though conservative on some issues, is for gun control and the queer agenda, supported the Democrats effort to impeach Trump, and in many other issues appears an unreliable person. Whether Houck beat him is unclear.
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