Homeland Security Seizes Reporter's Notes

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  1. bugwar

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    Looks like Homeland Security is clamping down on reporters investigating the government.

    From the article:
    The Washington Times and one of its former journalists have sued the Department of Homeland Security, accusing federal agents of illegally seizing the newspaper’s reporting materials during the execution of a search warrant in an unrelated case.

    In a motion filed in federal court in Greenbelt, Md., The Times and reporter Audrey Hudson asked a judge to force the federal agency to return all reporting files and documents it seized from Ms. Hudson’s home office during a raid in early August.

    The newspaper alleged federal agents accompanying Maryland State Police on the raid took materials from Ms. Hudson’s office that were not covered by the search warrant that authorized the collection solely of evidence about guns and a potato launcher allegedly possessed by her husband, Paul Flanagan.

    The seized materials included documents the newspaper had obtained under the Freedom of Information Act as well as notes and memos that identified confidential sources from a series of investigative stories that exposed problems inside Homeland's Air Marshal Service.


    Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/21/washington-times-sues-homeland-over-seizure-report/
     
  2. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Given Republicans called for and it was at Republican behest to crack down on government leaks.
     
  3. woody60707

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    Raids are not noted for how limited they are. And sharing what is found in a raid with other LEOs who have a legal interest in even a unrelated case is very legal in the US. But now that it's rich white people being effect by this, someone might very well care.
     
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