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Video Shows Raid by Kansas Deputies on Home of 98-Year-Old Newspaper Publisher

HeadlineAug 22, 2023

In Kansas, a newly released video shows the shocking police raid on the home of the Marion County Record’s 98-year-old co-publisher Joan Meyer. An excerpt of the video filmed during the August 11 raid shows Meyer excoriating officers as they search through her documents and electronic devices.

Joan Meyer: “Don’t you touch any of that stuff!”

Police officer 1: “Ma’am.”

Police officer 2: “You’re wasting your breath.”

Joan Meyer: “This is my house!”

Police officer 1: “I know.”

Police officer 2: “You’re wasting your breath.”

Police officer 1: “Ma’am.”

Police officer 2: “Let’s get out of here.”

Joan Meyer: “And you pat him. You asshole!”

Police officer 1: “We’ll be out of here pretty quick.”

Joan Meyer: “Get ’em out of here!”

Joan Meyer died one day after the raid. The Marion County Record blamed the police action for her death, saying it left Meyer “stressed beyond her limits.” Click here to see our full coverage of the story.

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