By now, anyone doing retail business in California is well acquainted with the CDTFA. Jerry Brown left a nice steamer on the way out of office when he created an all-new tax admin with zero votes from the populace and entirely in secret. For background, the BOE was scuttled in favor of this new partisan taxation entity which is empowered to do whatever it wants, whenever it wants. Back in February, the CDTFA notified California businesses that it had developed "socialist cops", or SCOPs for short. These SCOPs will be invading businesses with the purpose of shaking down the business owners. The SCOPs are already hired, in place, and well trained. They will be doing the following: 1. Demanding to see your papers. 2. Collect damaging testimony from you to be used against you without any Miranda protections or legal representation. 3. Encourage you to attend re-education camps. 4. Unreasonably, and without probable cause, rifle through your premises in search of a crime. 5. Make entries into an Orwellian database regarding what is learned about you and your business. 6. Interrogate you and your employees 7. Demand you demonstrate allegiance to your new overlord. 8. Coerce you into providing information you would otherwise withhold. 9. Threaten you if you so much as think about concealing sensitive information. Based on the results of 1-9 above, the socialist cops will then request an audit of the business which result in devastating financial loss and potential imprisonment for the business owner. This is a heads-up to our brothers and sisters trying to grind out a living in California. If this has happened to you, please share the experience.