Now here’s a very scary story. The Feds are using the reasoning that, since a local coffee shop that was robbed used coffee beans imported from out state, then a Federal crime was committed since the coffee beans were transported across state lines.
This is one hell of a slippery slope. Probably more than 98% of Alaska goods are brought in from out state. Therefore, just about any theft crime could be upgraded into Federal charges.
Why did the feds team with Alaska prosecutors against robbery suspects? Coffee beans.