WASHINGTON-Barbara Arnwine, the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, claims that her house in Prince George’s County in Maryland was raided by a SWAT Team for no apparent reason.
Arnwine is a well known Civil Rights lawyer who fights against voter suppression and voter I.D. laws.
The SWAT team arrived at her home at 5:30 a.m., disturbing the attorney and her family members, including an 80-year-old relative, Arnwine said. They also did not seem to have a warrant and asked for the name of the homeowner and how to spell that name.
“If they had a warrant and were targeting any of us then how could they not know our names and know how to spell them,” Arnwine said to D.C radio station’s WPFW news anchor Askia Muhammad. “It looks like they were randomly looking, like they were on a fishing expedition. I honestly think they were looking for someone else. I honestly think they had the wrong address. I don’t think they had the right house but I’ll never know because I never saw a warrant.”