Get that? Mr. Don Miller has not been charged with any crimes. They just confiscated all his stuff on general principle, because he -might- have broken a regulation someplace.
FBI agents Wednesday removed "thousands" of cultural artifacts, including American Indian items, from the private collection of a 91-year-old Rush County man who had acquired them over the past eight decades.
An FBI command vehicle and several tents were spotted at the property in rural Waldron, about 35 miles southeast of Indianapolis.
However, the FBI was careful not to say whether they believed the man, Don Miller, had knowingly broken any laws. The FBI's aim is to catalog the artifacts and return them to their countries of origin.
Following the law is no protection any more. Retroactive crime is now "a thing", as the kids say. They raided this guy like a friggin' crack-house in Detroit, and they have nothing to charge him with.
The aim of the FBI's efforts is to determine what each artifact is, where it came from and how Miller obtained it, Jones said, to determine whether some of the items might be illegal to possess privately.
Jones acknowledged that Miller might have acquired some of the items before the passage of U.S. laws or treaties prohibited their sale or purchase.
Oh, and very important safety tip, don't look the cops in the eye. They'll hit you.