Do Ed and Elaine Brown live in a fortress?
Thursday June 14, 2007
According to many the Browns live in a fortress.
PLAINFIELD (AP) - U.S. marshals insisted they had no intentions of storming
the fortress-like home of a husband and wife
convicted of tax evasion who refused to report to jail. But when SWAT
teams, military and explosives vehicles began marshaling in their tiny
town yesterday, neighbors began to wonder whether a raid was imminent.
"There's been a lot of cars heading up that way. Law enforcement
types," said Russell Hoisington, who lives on the road leading to
Ed and Elaine Brown's hilltop retreat, and whose
nephews - neighbors of the Browns - were rousted from their home by police
Bench warrant issued for N.H. tax resister
... fortified home ... fortress-like
home – complete with cement walls and a watchtower ...
"I love my home. It's my castle. There's
plenty to do here," Brown told Associated Press by phone yesterday.
"It's all set up for me to stay here forever."
... no plans to lay siege to their hilltop compound
... holed up in their fortress-like Plainfield
All of a sudden, Ed Brown has a lot of friends
... barricading himself in his fortified Plainfield home
neighbors reported armed police and at least one armored vehicle near
Ed and Elaine Brown's fortified compound ...
... Morse (US Marshal) said recent improvements to the Browns' home made
it "essentially a fortress." ...
Picture taken in mid-January
Ed and Elaine have a normal wooden front door and unprotected windows.
Here is what I picture when I think "fortified":
You could just break down Ed Brown's front door if you wanted to. I am
sure the Feds will have no problem inflicting pain on the Brown household
with their weapons and armored vehicles. The government sure looks like
they will be laying seige to the house sometime in the future. They have
blocked off access to the area in the past week and have been lurking
in the woods. I sure hope the government doesn't come in and burn up their
home like they did the Branch Dividians in Waco, Texas.