they also confiscated numerous personal files and documents relating to a pending lawsuit he has against the department alleging harassment
Originally posted by TwiTcHomatic
If ANYONE else is reading this and can empathize with this man because you have a similar situation ongoing.... back-up your files with someone you trust OUT OF THE STATE that you reside in.
This lets your information be on a back-up outside of the jurisdiction of your local police.
If you keep the information on the move, it is harder to stop.
Back-up copies are a wonderful thing, but if they are in the same location, they do not amount to anything.
[edit on 3-4-2009 by TwiTcHomatic]
Originally posted by blackbirdish
Originally posted by Flighty
while handcuffing his female roommate for three hours as they tore the place apart.
I'm not sure about this blogger and what he may or may not have done, but I think this is way over the top.
Hope she has a good lawyer and decides to sue.
Yeah seriously. I believe, in most cases there is no right to arrest, only to keep them in the area.
I'd like to see the warrant and know exactly what was allowed to be search.
Also, this is a good read on your rights. Definitely be familiar with it.
Originally posted by 27jd
It does seem the blogger had a personal axe to grind with them, and was posting pretty personal info on specific cops (example, the horny female cop), that's kinda wrong IMO since they're not public figures, but not grounds to raid a house though. To me the whole situation looks kinda childish on all sides.
Originally posted by Torsion girl
Perhaps the most disturbing thing to me is that there aren't already protesters in the streets. It saddens me deeply that we live in a society that dosen't slap this abuse onto the front page of every home town paper across the nation, and that people IGNORE realities rather than take action.
Originally posted by John Matrix
I disagree with some of the things you say. Being a police officer means you are a public figure and therefor open to public criticism and scrutiny.
I see his efforts as an important public service. In fact, he should be paid handsomely for his efforts to expose corruption. I'm all for the government establishing a sytem of financial rewards for citizens that report corruption, including police corruption.