When the Clinton administration kidnapped Elian
Gonzalez at 5:15 a.m. this morning, they did so using federal agents who
broke into his home with guns drawn.
Donato Dalrymple, the Florida fisherman who rescued the boy from the
ocean in November, was inside the home of Elian's Miami relatives when
he was taken. He gave reporters this account:
"I was in the house sleeping and I heard Elian scream. He
screamed for somebody. And I didn't know. I heard banging. I thought I
was dreaming. And I ran for the boy and I went into his room. And I
heard all kinds of banging and yelling. And the next thing I know the
doors are being banged down. And there were officers with guns and they
were pointing them at our heads. And they said, "Give me the boy or
I'll shoot you."
Miami Mayor Joe Carollo is calling what the Clinton administration
did this morning "a crime."