Patriot accused of being a threat to the Govt and Islam

Early in the morning on April 13, 2015, the SWAT team descended on the home of Shane Schielein in Peoria, Illinois, with the expressed intent of serving a search warrant. They handcuffed him, shoved his wife to the wet grass on the ground outside, and sequestered his children in the kitchen as they proceeded to rifle through his belongings. Shane is the owner of the American Reapers Page on Facebook.

But it is not just the entrance of the SWAT team that was disconcerting, it was that they were looking for any pamphlets, materials, or documents relating to the “overthrow of the government or Islam.”

Why would Islam be specifically delineated? To what government are they referring- America’s or an Islamic one?

















The search warrant left on his table gave them license to confiscate numerous items:


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Weapons – they confiscated his special collection of swords and knives.










They sought any evidence of conspiracies to destroy religious property  – emails, business cards, address books, personal correspondence, cell phones, computers, storage media, modems, wi-fi,  browsing history, user profiles,  any and all “evidence” of who might have been involved with him in the so-called “conspiracy” to overthrow the government and Islam.They also looked for malware that could be used to cause harm to other computers.


In their penchant to find all this alleged evidence, they trashed his home, upset his children and wife…and in general made fun of the whole situation as they sat on his couch with their feet up on the coffee table and laughing.

Because his wife – who is a sports coach – had some bruises on her arm at the time, one of the officers secretly handed her his business card and advised her to call if she was in ‘trouble.’ Obviously they believed that her bruises were due to being beaten by her husband, rather than simply from her coaching.



















Since the visit from the police, Shane’s 8 year old son has lost his friends, who are no longer allowed to come and play with him.

Shane has had people turn away from him  if he attempts to greet them.  He is now the pariah of the neighborhood, when he stated that he has always been kind to his neighbors.

This is not the first time that an American patriot has been targeted. What would YOU do if this should happen to you?

“Suspicion is far more apt to be wrong than right; oftener unjust than just.”  Hosea Ballou 1771-1852



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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee

I'm a published author of 4 books, numerous short stories, blogs and editorials. I've been working at Uncle Sam's since 2013. I have two degrees in Criminal Justice and worked for over 31 years at a local police department. I have been a patriotic American since I was a child.


  1. Vicky
    May 2, 2015 at 5:35 pm — Reply

    If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.

    Benjamin Franklin

  2. Thomas Porter
    May 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm — Reply

    "When The People are afraid of the govt there is tyrany, when the govt is afraid of the people there is liberty!"
    Excuse me but on the news for the last few months it's been all muslims smashing and blowing up artifacts of *other* countries!
    I guess the feds don't watch CBS!
    I hope the next president comes into town with a *WRECKING BALL!*
    And has massive arrests of govt employees!

  3. Michael Kelly
    May 3, 2015 at 6:11 am — Reply

    This story smacks of an Invasion of Privacy, Religious Discrimination, and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress on the part of the Warrant Issuer, the person's who executed it, and the Originating Authority. Whoever made the accusations has to have submitted a sworn affidavit of the facts which they claim support the issuance of the Warrant, and the suspicions of what would be found. Absent this, the event sounds like pure harassment. Strange thing, if the same were done to any Rioter in Baltimore it would make National News. The surest indication that this comes down from some Tyrannical Source, and we know what, and who that means.

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    • May 5, 2015 at 1:32 pm — Reply

      Prob not a good Idea, Bill. He's already in enough trouble. But I will pass on your request to him and see what he says. Thanks!

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