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Copy of Affidavit used to obtain warrant in Long Haul raid

by Superior court
Attached is a redacted copy of the affidavit which a UC Police officer swore out to get a warrant from an Alameda County Superior Court judge to raid the venerable Long Haul Infoshop on Wednesday, August 27, 2008. UC Police officers, with at least one FBI agent and county sheriff's deputy, descended on the peaceful space with guns drawn -- based on the flimsy pretext that someone(s) unknown had sent hostile letters to UC professors from computer(s) there. They then made off with all of the public and organizational computers, and have them still.
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Would these cops would raid a public library or commerical internet cafe and steal their computers, if they had traced such a letter back there?

How many of these raiders or their supervisors sanctimoniously proclaim that they live in a free society, wave a jingoistic flag in war, and intone about the Bill of Rights -- while they terrorize political community spaces and seize the computers of independent newspapers and prisoner support groups?

What is the community going to do about it?
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by Illegal raid
ABC7's legal analyst also believes this was an illegal raid.

Story and video here:

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local&id=6378316

Do you have the rest of the document? In the ABC7 news clip, it seems there are a few more pages to this affidavit.

Anyhow, sounds like The Long Haul has a good shot at a lawsuit over this raid.
by Superior court
There are four pages in this affidavit (click on it). See also the rest of the documentation we have on file: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/08/29/18530852.php
by Stop Cal Vivisection
The day before the Long Haul was raided, Stop Cal Vivisection's website received two hits from the Sacramento Regional Office Of Homeland Security (sachomeland.org). Could this just be a creepy coincidence, or are federal agents preparing to again harass known and outspoken above-ground activists? Suppose only time will tell.
by nyuuki
Two words: Sad But True.
by tabs
It seems like with the majority of our society being ignorant and mentally lazy , things have always got to get worse before they get better.
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