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"Armed with a search warrant, members of California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team broke into a private home Friday night..."

The Rapid Enforcement Allied what?? Oh. The warez police! You know the people that kick down grannies door and seize her MP3 collection. AKA Apples's Goon Squad.

What's the crime here? No one is even alleging the property was stolen. And it's been returned to Apple. Hmm.. Troubling to say the least. I like how they broke the guys door sometime in the evening rather than just serving the warrant at a decent time like in the morning.

1 posted on 04/26/2010 4:17:17 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: Smogger

Apple Publicity Stunt.

Guess not.


2 posted on 04/26/2010 4:21:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Smogger

I really like movies where goon squads like this get mowed down under withering mini-gun fire, or the alien stands up, all 30 stories tall, and stomps their swaggering asses into the pavement.


3 posted on 04/26/2010 4:24:25 PM PDT by HKMk23 (The Democrat Legacy: Hoax and Chains)
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To: Smogger
SCREW apple, jobs and that evil bunch of granola munching commies.

LLS

4 posted on 04/26/2010 4:24:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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I like how they broke the guys door sometime in the evening rather than just serving the warrant at a decent time like in the morning.

No doubt. If a judge signs-off on a warrant late in the day, the cops should wait until 9am the next morning. If on a Friday, the cops should've waited until Monday, to give a chance for the press to be there . . . and possibly tip off the suspect into destroying evidence of a crime.
/s

5 posted on 04/26/2010 4:24:52 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Smogger
I like how they broke the guys door sometime in the evening rather than just serving the warrant at a decent time like in the morning.

No mention of them shooting his dog, must be a cat person.

8 posted on 04/26/2010 4:28:53 PM PDT by Joe Miner
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To: Smogger

Police raids?

There’s an App for that!


11 posted on 04/26/2010 4:31:35 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya s ee how that turned out?)
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If this were a D.C. politician under investigation, I wouldn’t give it a second thought, other than to know that nothing would come of it.

For this guy, I feel the weight of govt bearing down on him without mercy. Common folk and all.


14 posted on 04/26/2010 4:34:28 PM PDT by Chaguito
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VERY interesting information if you follow the link to the supporting documents. It would appear that the search warrant is invalid because Chen is employed by Gawker as a JOURNALIST. California’s own laws may have been violated in carrying out this warrant and seizing property.

It will be interesting to see how this pans out because as a journalist Chen is NOT required to provide ANY information about where or how he got his information...

Here’s the link that includes copies of the Search Warrant, as well as Gawker’s COO who has already contacted the Police Department regarding this event on Chen’s behalf — not the conclusion of the letter (copies to Counsel).

http://gizmodo.com/5524843/police-seize-jason-chens-computers


28 posted on 04/26/2010 4:43:40 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Smogger

Apparently that was some special phone.

35 posted on 04/26/2010 4:47:48 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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I think our cultural obsessions with the latest technological gadget, software or American Idol contestants and Larry’s King’s love life come at the expense of much more important issues. These things are reflective of our collective ignorance and are very unhealthy for us. Rome is burning but the orgy proceeds apace.


79 posted on 04/26/2010 5:44:47 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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“Gaby Darbyshire, chief operating officer of Gizmodo-parent Gawker Media, believes the search warrant and seizure are illegal. In his response to detective Broad (who executed the search), he writes “a search warrant may not be validly issued to confiscate the property of a journalist,” citing section 1524(g) of the California penal code.”

http://www.foxnews.com/


84 posted on 04/26/2010 5:50:13 PM PDT by HollyB
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Apple is as evil as Google. I am happy their nextgen iPhone was revealed for all their competitors to see.


114 posted on 04/26/2010 8:01:11 PM PDT by montag813 (www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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Eliminate the 4th Amendement? Yeah, there’s an App for that!


115 posted on 04/26/2010 8:02:09 PM PDT by montag813 (www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Swordmaker

Don’t know how many of the lost iPhone threads are around, but here is another one ... :-)


156 posted on 04/27/2010 2:43:43 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Smogger
What an odd case.

But neither the guy who found the phone or the editor had clear title to the phone. The raid was a lot to much, but they could get charged with trafficking of stolen goods.

221 posted on 04/27/2010 6:05:59 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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